Category Archives: Moscato/Muscat

RECOMMENDED SUMMER WINES: The White Knight

A division of The Other Guys wine group (Sebastiani family), The White Knight brand’s motto is “Saving the world from the tyranny of Chardonnay!” Cute. After their initial offering of an impressive Viognier, the Knights have expanded into Riesling, Moscato, … Continue reading

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HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: The Wines of Turkey

I was thrilled to attend the November 2012 EWBC (European Wine Bloggers/Digital Wine Communications Conference) in Izmir, Turkey. Like most of the conference attendees, I sampled perhaps hundreds of wines. While the conference in Izmir’s SwissHotel was stellar, I was … Continue reading

Posted in Boğazkere, Kalecik Karasi, Moscato/Muscat, Narince, Öküzgözü, Red Blend, Turkey | 5 Comments

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: Matthew Iaconis 2011 Moscato, Lodi. 11.6% ABV. $11.99.

MAN. This will have to be one of my Wines of the Year. Absolutely fantastic. Roses, roses, and linden — perhaps the most aromatic wine I’ve enjoyed all year, with a taste that lives up to the aroma. A touch … Continue reading

Posted in California, Moscato/Muscat, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

RECOMMENDED: Two off-dry summer white wines: The White Knight 2010 Moscato (50% Muscat of Alexandria, 27% Muscat Canelli, 20% Pinot Grigio, 3% Orange Muscat), California, 11.5% ABV, $9.89 ($12.99 SRP). AND The White Knight 2010 Riesling, Lake County, 13.3% ABV, $12.99 SRP

Life is cyclical. Back in 1977 the talk of the day was the coming Ice Age. Today, it’s global warming. Here’s another cycle: dry and sweet wines in America. Prohibition ended in 1933, after a 14-year dry spell that extinguished … Continue reading

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HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve “Summation,” White Wine Blend (33% Sauvignon Blanc, 27% Viognier, 15% Chardonnay, 9% Semillon, 6% Roussanne, 6% Pinot Blanc, 2% White Riesling, 2% Muscat Canelli), California, 2009. 13.5% ABV. $11.99, available for $9.99.

Sometimes my love and I surprise each other with a new wine and the “Guess!” game. The winner gets one of his or her wishes granted. When I first sniffed this beauty, I confidently said, “Chardonnay.” But as soon as … Continue reading

Posted in California, Chardonnay, Moscato/Muscat, Pinot Blanc, Riesling, Roussanne, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Viognier, White Blend | 2 Comments

WINE TASTING! 24 wines sampled, 8 recommendations.

Prices are the retail price at the tasting venue, our local ABC store, unless otherwise noted. This time, I focused mostly on trying unusual varietals, as well as a slight emphasis on Pinot Noir, a varietal I’ve found to be … Continue reading

Posted in Cabernet Sauvignon, California, Italy, Malbec, Merlot, Moscato/Muscat, Petit Verdot, Red Blend, Spain, Tastings, Tempranillo, Viognier | 1 Comment