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Moscato Wines and Blends

 

Dessert wines – as you might expect – are delicious with dessert or in place of dessert. Our current favorite is Moscato, but there are a variety of incredible wines to choose from. Typically made by stopping the fermentation process before the yeast turns the natural grape sugar into alcohol, dessert wines are lower in alcohol content and sugar. Dessert wines fall into five primary categories: Fortified Wine, Sweet Red Wine, Richly Sweet Dessert Wine, Lightly Sweet Dessert Wine, and Sparkling Dessert Wine.

Fortified Wine Sweet Red Wine Richly Sweet Dessert Wine Lightly Sweet Dessert Wine Sparkling Dessert Wine
Port Lambrusco Late Harvest Gewürztraminer Demi–Sec (includes Champagne and Moscato)
Sherry Brachetto d'Acqui Noble Rot – Sauternes, Barsac, Cadillac, Monbazillac, Tokaji, Auslese, Beerenauslese, Trockenbeerenauslese, Riesling Riesling Amabile
Madeira Schiava Straw Mat– Italian Vin Santo, Italian Passito, Greek Straw Wines, German Strohwein/Austrian Schilfwein, French Vin de Paille Müller–Thurgau Doux
Vin Doux Naturel (VDN) Freisa Ice Wine (Eiswein) Chenin Blanc Dole/Dulce
  Recioto della Valpolicella   Viognier Moelleux
  Late Harvest Red Wines      

 

Moscato

A sparkling dessert wine – is fast becoming America's most popular dessert wine. According to the research group Wine Market Council, it's on track to surpassing Sauvignon Blanc and White Zinfandel to become America's sixth most popular type of wine.

This month, we're featiuring Myx, a fusion of deliciously refreshing Moscato wines, blended with natural fruit juices. Sold in perfectly sized, convenient four–packs in three yummy flavors – Moscato, Moscato & Peach, and Moscato & Coconut – Myx is the perfect beverage to bring to any picnic, barbecue or summer celebration. Cheers!

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