Moscato, Rap Superstar in a Highball

What is Moscato? Sweet wine for sugar daddies if rapper Drake is to be believed. In Do It Now he raps: “Lobster and shrimp and a glass of moscato, for the girl who’s a student and her friend whose a model.” Hey! Serving alcohol to minors is illegal people even if it’s a relatively low-alcohol […]

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What’s a Prosecco? Italian Sparkling Wine vs. French Champagne

A new word for the New Year, just don’t call it cheap Champagne. But, whether you know what Prosecco is or not, chances are very good you’ll have some New Year’s Eve. Prosecco is generally a dry Italian sparkling wine made from the grape variety Glera which is grown in the Veneto region of Italy. […]

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To Boldly Go Where No English Winemaker has Gone Before

At least since the Middle Ages. Due to warmer temperatures, a few British wineries have revived a red winemaking tradition which died around 600 years ago. Wine critcs’ opinions about the wine have been mixed, but some seem convinced that the finest red wines may in the future come from north of the English channel if this warming trend continues. […]

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A Toast to Peace

Schramsberg Vineyards in the Napa Valley makes sparkling wine that many believe is the rival of French Champagne. It has been served at White House dinners, and famously in 1972 President Richard Nixon took Schramsberg’s Blanc de Blancs to China for the “Toast to Peace” dinner with Premier Zhou Enlai. Unfortunately for everyone, the winery […]

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