Moscato is a fruity wine with sweet undertones that pair beautifully with fruit-based desserts or salty snacks like cured meats and nuts.
Moscato wines – including both Rose and white styles – should generally be enjoyed chilled to ease their intense sweetness while revealing more fruity aromas and flavors.
Moscato is a sweet wine that makes an ideal aperitif or dessert, best served chilled. A stemmed glass should be preferred to add aroma and flavor without diluting its aroma/flavor too much; adding ice can diminish this experience as well as being considered rude by some people. Drink it slowly.
Moscato should be stored between 50-55 degrees Fahrenheit to preserve its freshness and aroma. While most moscato wines are white in hue, there are black muscat varieties which have a fruitier profile; grapes are crushed and fermented before being stored until ready to bottle.
Moscato wine’s sweet yet low-alcohol nature make it an excellent partner with spicy foods, cheeses and cured meats. For maximum enjoyment, look for wines bearing IGT, DOC or DOCG certification on their labels; these seals attest to its quality, region and production method.
Before serving a bottle of moscato wine, it should be chilled for approximately 30 to 45 minutes to achieve optimal drinking temperature. If you don’t own a wine refrigerator, simply place the bottle in a bucket filled with cold water and ice to chill it quickly – the latter method being more secure as freezer storage could damage its cork.
Moscato should be served in either a white wine chalice or flute glass with stemmed opening, taking care to pour only small sips at a time to prevent its temperature from quickly rising. Fortified dessert moscato may also be enjoyed this way – just pour in small quantities!
Simply store it in the fridge or an ice bucket for at least an hour prior to serving; this will help the wine reach optimal drinking temperature while protecting against spoilage. Alternatively, wine cellars and refrigerators offer additional protection, helping preserve flavors and aromas in their entirety.
Serve with dessert
Moscato wine is an ideal accompaniment for sweet desserts, pastries and fruit salads, ice cream and other frozen treats. Best served chilled and often presented in clear glass flutes for optimal consumption, Moscato comes in white, pink and red varieties with low alcohol contents that allow anyone – including novice wine drinkers – to appreciate its light sparkle.
Moscato pairs well with both cheeses and seafood, as its sweet nature helps cut through richness in dishes like creamy pasta sauces. Furthermore, it makes a wonderful accompaniment for spicy food such as chicken wings and curry – but please note that moscato should only ever be enjoyed as an aperitif or with dessert – it should never replace full meals!
Create a delightful dessert cocktail by adding some Moscato to lemonade or other light soda, along with a splash of triple sec for extra sweetness. If you don’t have triple sec handy, add lime or lemon juice for additional flavor if necessary. Moscato works especially well with strawberries and pineapple as it brings out their natural sweetness, though dark chocolate should be selected without becoming bitter when pairing Moscato.
Moscato wine is not only an indulgent standalone drink; it can also make an excellent ingredient in cooking. Moscato works wonders in cocktails or used as poaching liquid for fruits like peaches and plums; its sweetness also complements them perfectly! For an enjoyable summer beverage try mixing up a Blackberry Lemonade Moscato Punch!
Make the perfect red Moscato by mixing it with a small amount of lighter, drier white wines like Merlot or Sauvignon Blanc to achieve its characteristic pink hue and refreshing strawberry taste. Or create rose Moscato using similar methods but by combining your Moscato with red grape varieties like Syrah or Zinfandel grapes instead.
Serve with cheese
Moscato wine’s sweet taste makes it ideal for pairing with various food and drink items, from savory dishes and desserts, light snacks, fruits, and delicate, fruity notes that make it great choice for new wine enthusiasts. At Twisted Cedar we ferment our Moscato to 11.5% alcohol which provides just enough sweetness without becoming overwhelming – made with Muscat grapes grown around the globe that impart subtle floral scents such as orange blossom, peach and apricot aromas – refreshing and enjoyable to drink all at once! Our Moscato comes out of fermentation at 11.5% making it even more refreshing than before – perfect choice to begin exploring this delightful wine genre! At Twisted Cedar we ferment our Moscato to 11.5% alcohol to ensure just this light-bodied wine makes this enjoyable to drink every sip made for you!
Moscato wines’ natural sweetness makes them ideal for pairing with cheeses, especially soft and creamy varieties like brie or goat cheese. Their sweet notes also balance out salty flavors found in cured meats or nuts perfectly.
Moscato wines make an excellent complement to charcuterie plates, as their sweet taste complements the saltiness of prosciutto and jamon iberico on your platter. Or use it to craft white sangria/spritzers before dinnertime – the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian offers one such recipe using Twisted Cedar Moscato, Absolute Citronade, and Grand Marnier!
Rose and pinot grigio wines are typically enjoyed with cheese; however, you may also pair Moscato with various kinds of cheeses. It pairs particularly well with soft cheeses such as Brie or Camembert while its sweet taste complements saltier blue cheese varieties perfectly. Also keep in mind that some herbs may blend better than others with certain wines.
Sweet, fruity wines pair perfectly with fruity cheeses. I particularly enjoy pairing moscato with bleu cheese as its sweetness compliments its salty funk, making an outstanding dessert choice after an easy meal. Just be sure to serve both items at room temperature; the cheese should remain at its original temperature while your chilled glass of moscato.
Serve with fruit
Moscato wine is light and refreshing, perfect for pairing with fruit, cheese, dessert, or cocktails – even breakfast dishes such as pancakes and coffee cake! Plus it makes an excellent base for creating delightful summer cocktails like mixing moscato with lemon-lime soda and splash of cranberry juice for an amazing summer drink. Try pairing your glass of moscato with lemon-lime soda and splash of cranberry juice to create a refreshing summer drink! Additionally it pairs beautifully with citrusy beverages like lemonade; it pairs beautifully with citrus fruits like strawberries apples peaches melons melon pears; plus it pairs nicely with baked treats like apple pie meringue pies, and hazelnut desserts, as well as breakfast items like pancakes and coffee cake!
Moscato makes for an ideal light meal option when combined with salads featuring plenty of fruit. For instance, it pairs nicely with spinach and goat cheese salad with strawberries or Belgian endive and blue cheese salad with pears; similarly it works well when served alongside poultry dishes such as turkey-cranberry-stuffed chicken or grilled kielbasa with pineapples and pears. As this wine is sweet in itself, pairing it with foods that complement or balance its sweetness is important.
Moscato wine makes an ideal accompaniment to light brunches and lunches, being both low in alcohol content and suitable for those who do not prefer more robust wines. Moscato pairs particularly well with grilled chicken as a favorite dish among many people and is an ideal match with different fruits such as grapes and strawberries; additionally it pairs nicely with cheese platters and light appetizers as well.
If you want to serve large batches of moscato, turning it into a cocktail may be the way to go. It’s simple and sure to please any party or family gathering – consider adding Chambord or another raspberry-based liqueur as a special touch.
Moscato is an elegant white wine popular among younger generations. With its fruity flavors and subtle aromas, Moscato makes an excellent selection for brunches, parties and casual sipping. Furthermore, its versatility allows it to be used in fruity sangria as well as sparkling cocktails.