National Moscato Day is today May 9. I
t is your chance to raise a glass and celebrate the history of this tasty white wine. Moscato is historically known as a dessert wine (no wonder it’s so delicious) and is originally from Piedmont, Italy. When you uncork a bottle, you can expect a blend of peachy, orangey, and nectarine flavors. In our book, a drink like that is definitely worth celebrating.
- Pour yourself a glass with a perfect food pairingInvite your friends over for a meal paired with a generous helping of Moscato. The wine pairs deliciously with a crisp veggie platter and a few slices of brie. It also brings out the full flavor of spicy dishes like curry or anything that packs a zesty punch.
- Dance to your favorite Moscato-loving artistsTurn up the stereo loud and blast a few jams that mention Moscato by name. Get started with Drake’s “Do It Now.” Then, queue up the playlist with “Lighters Up” by Lil’ Kim, “Pretty Boy Swag (Remix)” by Soulja Boy, and “Moscato” by Roscoe Dash. Craving another sip of wine yet?
- Head out to a wine barThere’s nothing better than toasting to a great night (and a great glass of wine) out on the town with friends. Pick your bartender’s brain for a few extra tips about how to best enjoy your Moscato and how to choose the perfect variety. Pals, drinks, and ambiance — what’s not to love?
5 FACTS ABOUT NATIONAL MOSCATO DAY
- It’s very popular in the United StatesAs of February 2012, Moscato wine became the third most popular wine consumed in the United States.
- Double troubleMuscat is the only fine wine grape that doubles as a table grape.
- It’s known for its sweetnessNot only are Moscato wines known for their sweetness, but they are also known for their nectarine flavors.
- It’s very oldThe Muscat grape, where Moscato comes from, is one of the oldest grapes in history. Though heavily grown in Italy, Muscat is grown in almost every wine region on Earth.
- The same grape is used for raisinsRaisins and Moscato have something in common; both are made from the Muscat grape.