Did you celebrate National Moscato Day on May 9th? I didn’t even know there was such a day! But then again, I don’t really need a special day to have a glass of my favorite wine! The growing interest in Moscato shows a shift in how Americans are thinking about wine. It’s seen as more approachable as a younger generation breaks from the traditional wine rules and seeks out sweet and flavorful wines for enjoyment during more casual occasions. I love trying new wines especially sweet wines. The Moscato wine is known to be on the sweeter side and pairs nicely with chicken, turkey, pork, crab and shrimp.
Take Gallo Family’s “Moscatofy Yourself” quiz, to get matched up with one of the three Gallo’s Moscato’s to your individual tastes. The quiz also offers new ideas on how to mix it up the next time you want to uncork a bottle. I took the quiz and got “White Moscato” a classic, just like the first Moscato ever produced. Leave me a comment on what Moscato you were paired up with. And now for a fun summery Moscato recipe from Gallo Family Vineyards:
Moscato Ginger Margarita
- 1 1/4 ounces GFV Moscato
- 1-ounce silver tequila
- 1 1/3 ounces lime juice
- 1/2 ounce orange juice
- 1/4 ounce ginger simple syrup
- Rock salt
- Lime wheel for garnish
- Combine Moscato, tequila, lime juice, orange juice, and ginger syrup in an ice-filled shaker. Salt the rim. Carefully add ice to the glass, then empty shaker into glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.
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Want More? Take a look at my Gallo Family Vineyards’ Hearty Burgundy Review… another great tasting wine!