Happy New Year my wine lovers!! Resolution: new post every week! Starting today! :) Hope you all had a great year; and well, to start it off here is a wine that I have been meaning to write about since I discovered it! And why yes, it is a sweet wine, and kosher too! :)
Yes, many of you may recognize this beautifully blue bottle and squeal with delight. It is that good.
Made in Italy with 100% Muscat grape (it's a small grape that is extremely perfumey (I don't think that's a real word, so let's go with fragrant), with the nectar and grapey smell, that it actually attracts insects... kind of like a moth to a flame kind of deal), this white wine is light in body and color with only 5% alcohol (yes, I am sorry ladies, but most Moscatos are about 6% or lower in alcohol), but big on taste!
Smooth, crisp, and refreshing from the slight effervescent bubbles, the nose is filled with nectarines, tangerines, and I get a little peachiness too, as the wine slides into your mouth and becomes absorbed with the classic grape taste. Yes, this is a wine that actually tastes like grape! (More of a white grape versus the classic black or red grapes). Keep that in mind as you shop for your next girl's night in. :)
So what more could you want?! How about, this wine is actually Kosher and Passover approved?
(Psss... Here is an easy way to identify Passover approved wines: If you look on the bottom of the front label, there's a little P in the bottom corner, which symbolizes Passover approved; and for authentic Kosher wines: if you look on the back label, there's a K which symbolizes that it is a Kosher wine. Pretty sweet and simple huh? And a little extra tidbit: Not all Kosher wines are Passover approved!)
So what exactly does this mean? Besides the fact that just about anyone can drink this wine; in a nut shell: that certain types of yeast must be used and handled by male Sabbath-observant Jews to equal a Kosher and Passover wine. Ta-da!
Now do you have to be Jewish in order to drink this wine? Do I have to be like Drake in order to drink this wine (yeah, just found out that Drake is Jewish! And he totally drinks Bartenura Moscato and shows it in his explicit (hey, I tried finding the rated version, and there is none such) video, I'm On One around the 3 minute mark)?
Simple. No, just a fan of wine, or learning to become a fan of wine. :) Especially one under $15!
Perfect to Pair With: Desserts (goes a little better with non- chocolate desserts), fresh fruit plates, or just by itself!
Average Price: $11.99: but you can usually find it on sale around $9.99 to $10.99 at Tom Thumb, Market Street, Total Wine, and other wine retail locations!
Mazel tov (cheers) my wine lovers!
"Where Words Fail, Wine Speaks."