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Top Five Moscato Wines – My List

Last week I received a frantic text from a guy friend of mine asking what was a good kind of Moscato wine.   He was heading to a dinner date at his new girlfriend’s house, and wanted to take a good bottle of Moscato that would go with just about anything she was cooking.   It might have been the easiest question I have ever been asked.  :)   Though I am nothing near a wine connoisseur,  I do love Moscato.  Here are my top picks:

My Top Five Favorite Moscato Wines

1. Bartenura Moscato

Since the very first sip I took of Bartenura Moscato back in 2008 at Skopelo’s Restaurant I have loved this wine.   It is a very light, sweet wine with only 5% alcohol – low for many wines.   It is a bit effervescent giving it almost a champagne-like feel… perfect for any little celebration.

Bartenura Moscato pairs best with fruits, desserts, and cheeses – but to be honest, I drink it with just about anything.

When I first discovered this wine I could only find it at Four Winds – a local specialty food and wine store, but I am happy to say that Publix carries it now as well!

Average retail: $12-14

2. Flip Flop Moscato

Last year I was delighted to try Flip Flop Moscato for the first time.   Besides just having great packaging – it has a screw top and not a cork, which is fantastic for toting to the beach – it was a light, refreshing wine that I really enjoyed.

Flip Flop Moscato is great with fish and chicken dishes or for sipping on the beach or poolside.  It isnt overly sweet but has a crisp flavor and a sweetness that lingers on your tongue.

Another great thing about Flip Flop wine is the Soles4Souls Program – where a portion of the proceeds from each bottle of wine sold goes to helping provide footwear to those in need.   A great wine and giving to charity – its a win-win.

Average Retail: $10-$12

3. Jacob’s Creek Sparkling Moscato

It was just a few weeks ago that I had the pleasure of checking out Jacob’s Creek Sparkling Moscato, however it has made my Top Five list for a couple of reasons.

Jacob’s Creek Sparkling Moscato is a great celebration wine.  Packaged like a bottle of champagne you can literally pop the cork to celebrate anything you wish.  I believe everything in life deserves a celebration, so whether you are getting married, passed that major exam, lost 5 pounds or just resisted that brownie – you can pop the cork and celebrate.

As someone who will be having a wedding in the future, I love the idea of serving this Moscato in lieu of champagne at my reception.  After all, I am the Moscato Mom.

4. Barefoot Moscato

This is probably the wine I drink most commonly since it literally goes with everything.  Barefoot Wines have won thousands of awards, and just one sip will show you why.  The flavors are always unique and bursting with flavor.

The Barefoot Moscato has much more of a citrus-y taste to me than the other wines on this list.   You can also taste the hints of peach and apricot, without it being too overly sweet.

Barefoot Wines was founded by a woman who was supposed to become a doctor, but couldn’t resist the “call of the vines.”   The company has grown from having just four varietals to now 12 still and 5 sparkling wines.  Barefoot is now the most awarded wine brand in California under $15.

Average Retail:  $9-$12

 

5.  Middle Sister Moscato

I stumbled across this wine by accident – checking out of a Super Target in Mobile Alabama.   The label was so cute I just had to check it out.

Middle Sister wines give every wine its own unique personality.  Though I am an only child and a mother of only two daughters, I can certainly assign a personality to every woman I know with the Middle Sister varieties.  You can determine “which sister you are” from your taste preferences.  Mine, being Moscato made me the “Sweet & Sassy” sister.  Here is what my label has to say:

“After a long hard day of being fabulous, I like to relax with a glass of wine. But I dont want it to bite me back.  Isn’t there enough drama in this world? That’s why this wine is my new best wine friend.  With a touch of natural sweetness, its smooth and refreshing and so easy to love.  Moscato, always stay as sweet as you are.  I’ll handle the sassy.”

Made with 100% California grapes, the Middle Sister Moscato has a bit higher of an alcohol content – 11% – than the other wines on this list… but then I bet any “middle sister” would probably agree that is a necessary evil.

Average Retail:  $9-$12

 

I am sure there are many many fantastic Moscato wines out there, and I hope someday to try them all.  Moscato is a wine that I have found most everyone likes – even friends who have said “oh I am not a wine drinker” have enjoyed a glass of one of these from this list.

Do you have a favorite Moscato wine?

 

 


Comments

  1. I want to try the barentura..I’ve never heard of it before now. The flip flip moscato is definately a favorite of mine as well!

  2. I can’t say I’m a huge moscato fan but this is a fab post. I also wasn’t a fan of the middle sister wine I had (it was a red) but it goes to show that just because one bottle doesn’t hit the spot – another from the same brand might be completely different. Thanks for a well rounded look at Moscato!

  3. So Moscato is my favorite wine, justsoyouknow. And I love Barefoot, the others you listed i haven’t tried. But, you know whats a really good one?? YellowTail. Its new, like within the last few months and its soo good! You must try it.

    • Also try movendo moscato. It is delicious. One of my favorites at a great price.

      • I just added movendo moscato to my moscato list of 2, the other being bartenura moscato. Movendo is about $7.99 & bartenura $12.99. I want to mention Baron Herzog Jeunesse Black Muscat. When invited I usually bring a muscato & the black muscat, watch them go crazy over the 2. Then dare them to chose.

    • Yellowtail Moscato is AMAZING! It basically tastes like juice tho so it’s a little dangerous if you aren’t careful lol…I like to use it in mixed drinks b/c it mixes really well with juice and a liquor if you want…for really long days or just special occasions…Yellowtail Moscato, Peach Schnapps, and OJ is an awesome one!

    • terri hayes says:

      I agree yellow tail is good, especially the one with little fix.

  4. Moscato is my favorite wine! I never tried some of the others but now I want to try it! Thank you so much!

  5. I’ll have to look for these on my next run.

    I fell in love with saracco moscato d’asti and it is still my favorite mouth party. It’s delicious.

  6. Carolyn G says:

    I am hooked the Flip Flop Moscato. It is so delicious. I rarely drink but have a few bottle of this in my wine closet!

  7. I don’t think I’ve tried a moscato before, we usually drink reds. But with the warmer weather coming, it is 80 here today!, I’m looking forward to lighter wines and these sound great. Thanks for the list because I’m keeping it and picking up a bottle or two!

    • Maryann…..I prefer reds too, and I found a red moscato called Electra, with a drawing of an angel on the label. It is absolutely FABULOUS!!! It’s a California wine. I just can’t bring myself to buy any other kind of wine, I like Electra so much. Try it….hope you enjoy it as much as I do!!

  8. I actually just tried Moscato for the first time a couple weeks ago, love it. We went through 5 bottles of Barefoot and Cupcake at my bff’s bday party. There were about 8 of us drinking. I’m a convert now.

  9. The only one of those I’ve tried is Flip Flop. I do like that one. I like almost any Moscato, though!

  10. I know absolutely nothing about wine, but when we went to the beach last October, I wanted a bottle. I instantly thought of you and grabbed a bottle of Moscato! LOL I am totally serious. Thanks for the list- I’ll have to check these out!

  11. Good to know. Everyone keeps trying to have me sample different wine but I just do not like the flavor of alcohol itself. Maybe one day a Moscato will change that :P

  12. Thanks for spreading the love for Sweet & Sassy. She’s one of my favorite sisters. Try our other wines, too – Sweetie Pie is a sweet red and she’s great with dessert!

    • Ohhh that is so good to know! I have been looking for a great sweet red!! I will check it out for sure! Thanks for stopping by!

  13. Ever since I have found you site my DH and I have been trying all different types of Moscato Wines and we are totally are in love!!!!!!

  14. Bill Stokely says:

    Have you tried SIP Moscato yet? Love the wine and the packaging! They only make wine, Moscato. http://www.sipmoscato.com

  15. I adore Moscato, but I have to say, personally, Barefoot would be NOWHERE near the top of my list. If you like a good Moscato d’Asti, try Beviamo (http://www.beviamowines.com/moscato-d-asti/). Quady Orange Moscato is also spectacular (I find it at World Market). Rex Goliath, which I believe Publix is now carrying, is good also.

    • Yes that’s my all time favorite especially as like a New Year’s Eve bubbly wine. I can never remember the name of this moscato to really recommend it but i know that blue bottle anywhere! Delish

  16. Cavit so far is my favorite. And then comes Little Black Dress. Followed by Flip-Flop and Barefoot.
    This is a great list though. I haven’t tried a couple of them.
    I live in a town of 2,000 people with only one liquor store so a bottle of Moscato is hard to come by. But there’s a bigger city nearby that I plan on hitting :)

  17. You all should try Beviamo Moscato and Allegra Moscato. They are both my favorites!

  18. I am the same way.I don’t like most wines because of the harse alcohol flavor,but I tried Moscato wines and they are really great. Light,sweet and fruity. I really like Middle Sister as well.

  19. I am not much of a wine drinker but had Electra Moscato at a restaurant in Seattle. It was low alcohol and delicious. Not sure how to find local but it can be ordered online. It was nice to order wine with dinner and not feel left out because most wines don’t agree with me.

  20. After reading this post I went out and bought a bottle of Bartenura.
    I have to say it is now my new favorite. It’s delicious. Sweet without being too sweet and a little effervescent. Love it!

  21. Cupcake moscato! Is cheap & sold
    In almost every grocery store! & taste
    Identical to olive gardens moscato but sweeter!!! It’s a must try!

    & for an expensive wine which is really hard to find is “G” moscato!!! You will never drink another moscato after
    You try it!!! Trust me! I’m a wine lover!! Also love middle sister & barefoot & yellowtails

    • victoria williams says:

      Thank you! I have been trying to find a moscato that matches the one at Olive Garden ☆☆☆

      • Moscato wine from Olive Garden is called ( moscato primo amore ) by puglia, it is Devine! I found it at jungle Jim’s in Cincinnati Ohio, $10.99 vs. $34.00 at Olive Garden

  22. I am also new to the “wine stuff” but my first taste was Castello del Poggio Moscato D’asti….such a fruity enjoyable taste!! I was hooked, I have since tried a few others :) Cupcake is probably my 2nd favorite! I have also since learned that the lower the alcohol % the sweeter the taste :) just thought I would share that, because I had no idea when I started, but this has been a huge help when im deciding on new wines to try :)

  23. The Best Rose Moscato out there now is Santero Rose moscato also the Regular Santero Moscato is good also
    Its all over Upstate Ny and I.love it

  24. Jenny wright says:

    Huge fan of cupcake moscato …I love the lingering sweet refreshing taste that overrides my taste buds. Saying look out honey there is a new sweet man in town !CUPCAKE MOSCATO!

  25. Candoni is the best Moscato out there!
    Hard to believe no one mentioned it? It is pure gold to the palate

  26. Nashville says:

    Looking for a really really really really really sweet moscato for my girl friend, who doesnt care for wine. She only likes wine so sweet that it is hard for me to call it wine. If it has a “wine-y” taste at all (even if only a slight hint in the finish), she wont like it. She has had some moscatos that she doesnt care for at all, and others that she has liked, but there are many more of the former than the latter.

    So can anyone recommend moscato brands that are excessively sweet, with little to no wine-y taste? We’ve tried cupcake (which she likes) and I’ve been told to try saracco, but would appreciate any and all suggestions for the sweetest of the sweet wines (for the sweetest of the sweet persons)

    • Hey! I totally recommend the Bartenura if she liked the Cupcake. It is terrific. I had some really skunky Moscato this weekend – it was terrible. I’d say to stick with Bartenura, Cupcake…or there is one that has a really cool bottle that has like Greek Gods painted on it… it was good too. I cant remember the name of the brand, but the bottle is quite hard to miss. :)

      • Amanda Fleming says:

        Is the Moscato with the Greek gods on the label better than Cupcake Moscato?

      • Candoni! I just tried that one a couple days ago. It has kind of slightly dry, fizzy champagne taste. It was different but good. I didn’t know it was fizzy; I almost hurt myself with the cork. Haha

    • Try Santero Rose Moscato or Peach Moscato
      You can buy it on Line at empirewine.com

    • The sweetest Moscato I’ve tried is San Giuseppe, however, since bought it in Brooklyn, can’t find it anywhere on Long island, no one ever heard of it, it’s a pity, I would buy a case.

    • try the Castello del poggio. It’s seriously like light sparkly juice. I LOVE IT

    • I love Allegro Moscato, found it at World Market. And Verdi Spumante (which isn’t a moscato, but has the same moscato sweet flavor)

    • Ohh, then she has to try Risata D’ Asti she will love it ! ;)

    • I’m a moscato lover! hands down best I have tasted is castello del poggio moscato.Really sweet and sparkly she will love it.

    • Barefoot red moscoto is my favorite right now. That is a good fruity one for anyone who likes really sweet. Haven’t seen a lot of red moscotos on the shelves. Maybe I am looking in the wrong place? Schmitt Söhne is an amazing Reisling wine for people with picky friends… and yourself. I can’t imagine anyone not liking it. Great with orange juice and any kind of food. Not super sweet but also doesn’t have that alcohol aftertaste. Serve it very cold, even over ice. My “go to” wine. Also comes in bigger bottle size. I promise you and your friends will like it! :)

  27. The Naked Grape Moscato is so yummy! Very fruity and light!

  28. We Tried Sassy Bitch Moscato from California
    it was Very nice
    Bought it at Personal wine celler in Glenville Ny

  29. I guess it all depends on personal taste. I accidentally found a Moscato I love. It has a creamy, slightly sweet taste. It has a little bit of fix and I like it better than any I’ve tried. It is Cavit Moscato. I was a fan of Barefoot’s brand, but once I tried this, there was no comparison. It’s by far my favorite thus far.

  30. I have tried the Bartenura. It is very good. Light, sweet and effervescent. What more could you ask for. I also had wine Moscato At Carmines while dining. The name was LaSpinetta Moscato D`Asti. Very similar to the Bartenura. My girlfriend enjoyed them both and she is not a wine drinker.

    • After a Hard weekend Helping Cleanup in Broad Channel Queens
      We are Sitting Back Enjoying Santero Coconut Moscato
      We Bought 6 btls at Empirewine.com in Albany ny
      Thank you all for you’re Help with Storm Sandy

  31. Tonight’s Pic is gonna be
    Santero moscato we just Love the Bubbles

  32. Lauren Solidum says:

    Give Black Swan a try the Aussie wine is awesome! Truly light and sparkling wo an after taste.

  33. We Bought a Bottle of Santero Coconut Mo scato and Rose moscato at empire wine in Albany
    They are So Good ..You can Also order on line from them @ empirewine.com
    Order yours Today
    It’s So Yummy for My Tummy

  34. Storm Sandy Moscato pic is
    Santero Rose Moscato
    You can Buy it on Line @
    Empirewine.com

    I Love all the Santero Moscato Wines

  35. has anyone tried Robert Mondavi’s Moscato d Oro? it is from a winery in Napa Valley, California. A little pricey, $25 for a 375 ml bottle, but it is so good. Bevmo carries it sometimes but vintage is older. they say moscatos peak within a year to two years, and the winery sells last years(2011) vintage. Bevmo carries 2009 mostly. i havent tried buying from Bevmo though as I am a Moscato d Oro wine club member and they ship it to me for $20 a bottle (80 for 3 bottles including tax and shipping) quarterly.

  36. Sassy Bitch Moscato is so Awesome
    It’s From California
    Ask for it at empirewine.com
    They will get it in and Ship it to you
    They Also Carry The Santero Rose Moscato

  37. Castello del poggio moscato. They serve it at the Olive Garden. Super sweet, not dry at all and a light delicate fizz!! For me it’s the end all of all wines!! :)

  38. Moscato’d Asti is my favorite, it’s sweet but wonderfully balanced with nice bright acidity and luscious stone and tropical fruit flavors.
    You can check for other moscato wines here ->http://www.moscato-wine.com/category/best-moscato-wine/

  39. Santero D Asti is one of my Favorites

  40. This list has definitely helped! I am a fan of Moscato and have tried many different brands!! Do you know where I can find/purchase Jacob’s Creek Moscato?

  41. Happy Holidays to All
    My Moscato pic this week is
    Santero Strawberry it has Sparks to it
    Plus it will be great for the Holidays
    Beautiful Taste and Color
    Enjoyyyy

  42. I really love the Risata Moscato D’asti! It’s amazing!!!!!

  43. Just tried The Naked Grape, best I have had, but have a bottle of Bare Foot in the fridge calling my name

  44. Lance and Jessica says:

    REALLY!?!? Nobody has said YELLOWTAIL moscato?!?! Lil Sweet/Lil Fizzy. It’s award winning! And also good anytime. Try it and I’m sure it’ll be in your top 5.

  45. I was at Exit 9 warehouse in halfmoon ny today and I tryed all 3 Santero Flavor moscatos
    Peach,coconut and Strawberry
    they are awesome I bought a case
    They told me they also Ship via UPS
    Check them out on Line
    Happy Moscato New year

  46. I’ll have to try some of the listings on this list -I’m always on the hunt for a good Moscato. I love the Castello del Poggio but have had a hard time finding it. For Christmas I received a bottle of Zonin Moscato Puglia and it’s my new favorite – very, very good!

  47. Happy New Year to all may your Moscato dreams come true for 2013

  48. Try SIP Moscato! It is the only PREMIUM Moscato on the Market. You won’t be disappointed.

  49. Just had Sassy Bitch Moscato from California it is Very Good and not to Sweet

  50. I live in central IL, there is a winery about 10 mins from me and I absolutely love their Moscato! It’s called August Hill and if you ever pass through IL, I definetly recommend it they have a tasting room that is amazing and not badly priced ;)

  51. karen coleman says:

    Have you tried EOS Tears of Dew… it is fantastic, but upon research, i see that BevMo is out of stock.

  52. You mentioned Jacob’s Creek Sparkling moscato, but I’m in love with Jacob’s Creek classic moscato. It has frizzante bubbles, it’s 8% alcohol, it comes in a screw-top, and it’s around $5.20.

  53. Susan
    Try Santero Moscato wines it has all kinds of Flavors also go to empirewine.com
    You can find it there

  54. LOVE Verdi Moscato! It ROCKS and when you can find it at WalMart – it is under $6.00!!!! It is one of my fav moscatos!

  55. I can’t believe that Santero Peach moscato is So good Last night while at KingCork liquor in Schenectady Ny I found it there and Bought 3 bottles

  56. My absolute favorite is Chateau d’Yquen, but it is hundreds of dollars.
    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Château_d'Yquem

    The best budget with fantastic taste is Santo Mascoto D’Asti which you can buy at Costco for under $12. Well worth the price – An EXCELLENT wine.

  57. Also I am a huge fan of BareFoot. Very good for under $8.00.

  58. Just Today I Seen a 3 liter bottle of Santero asti
    I’m gonna buy it for the Superbowl

  59. I love Castello del Poggio. It’s sold at Olive Garden but I first tasted it on a Carnival cruise ship. Give it a try. I promise you won’t be disappointed.

  60. Just wanted to say thank you for this list! I stumbled upon your blog when googling, “What are some good Moscato wines?” and voila, you had answers! :) Checked out other areas of your blog and also subscribed. Keep up the great work!

  61. Has anyone bought the Arione Flavor moscatos yet.?

  62. I tried Seven Daughters Moscato at Macaroni Grill the other night. It was phenomenal!!! The waiter joked that it was “sprite wine” because of the bubbles and sweet taste. And oh my, it really tasted like that!! I wonder if the bartender gives it a dash of sprite… lol. I’ve been looking for it everywhere, to no avail. I picked up some Barefoot Moscato tonight and although it’s not as tasty, it’s not bad. Aftertaste is a lil too strong.
    Anyone have any suggestions for a super sweet, bubbly Moscato?? (other than #1 in this article, Bartenura… I’m going to Publix in search of this one tomorrow!)

    • Hey Lorie! After a bunch of commenters here recommended the Cupcake Moscato, I have picked it up a few times and REALLY like it. It is light like the Bartenura as well without the strong aftertaste that Barefoot has :) I will have to check out Seven Daughters!

    • Try BARTENURA it is not over sweet. Give it a try! I loved it. :)

    • Hi, try RISATA Moscato d’ Asti this one is sweet and bubbly. :) it comes in a beautiful blue bottle hope you like it!

    • I have found it in Michigan at Meijers, and Krogers. I had it at Macaroni Grill also It is wonderful my new favorite so far. A Seven Daughters fan.

    • I’ve also had the Seven daughters moscato and it is my absolute FAVORITE at the moment, but I can’t find it anywhere, only online. Does anyone know where I can find it in northern NJ?

  63. Lorie
    Try santero moscato it’s available in many flavors also go to empirewine.com and you can have it shipped to your house

  64. Santero flavored Moscatos are
    Peach Moscato
    Coconut Moscato
    Strawberry Moscato
    Passion Moscato
    Pineapple Moscato
    Also The Santero Rose Moscato is Awesome

    Need help finding

  65. Michelle says:

    My two favorite Moscato’s are the Risada Moscato d’Asti and the Antica Cantina di Calosso Moscato d’Asti.

  66. I’m going to a Moscato wine tasting at Empire wine today in Albany Ny

  67. I don’t know of its been mentioned but its so good I will mention it just in case. You must try Marco Negri moscato di asti. You will not regret it!!!!!!

    • FranShawn says:

      I was scrolling through and could not believe Marco Negri had not been mentioned! Hands down the BEST moscato I’ve ever had. I’m glad you agree lol

  68. Can’t wait to try Santero Passion Moscato this Thursday at empire wine in Albany

  69. Sara Shuman says:

    OMG!! Just tried SIP Moscato for the first time and LOVE it!! Editor’s Choice in December Wine Enthusiast and Gold Medal winner at the recent SF Chronicle Wine Comp. MUST try!!!!

  70. Just finished 2 bottles of Sassy Bitch Moscato
    This is my new favorite

  71. OMG! I just tried Bartenura for the very first time, a few days ago…..I am hooked! I was a Jacob’s Creek wino, but I have moved on to the blue bottle!

  72. My friend and I were at the Opera last month. We wanted some wine and I am a “sweet’ wine drinker when I drink. The only sweet wine they had was a white muscadine wine. I think it was a Moscato. It was delicious. I am not sure of the brand name and I could kick myself for not going back and asking the bartender.
    Do you have any idea from my poor description what type it could have been . Or could you suggest one for me.
    Thank you.
    Ann H. Simmons

  73. I love Moscato and have been working at trying different brands. I love Jacobs Creek (regular is a little sparkling) which restaurants are starting to have. Another I was impressed with was Il Conte d’Alba Stella Rosa Imperiale Moscato. It’s a bit pricier. And Mirassou Moscato was rather good too. One of my favorites they serve at the Chart House and I found it at Stater Bros is Luccio Moscato. Not as economical as some of the others but very tasty and worth splurging on when they have a sale. I’m the original Martini & Rossi Asti Spumante girl so finding others I like is a joy.

  74. kenny tannins says:

    Everyone!!! Please try Martini and Rossi Asti. It is so incredible. Cavit Moscato is a close #2.

    Ciao!

    kt

  75. I have always hated wine,taste like acid. which is crazy since my whole family drinks it. Last week I tryed Jacobs Creek Moscato. And love it. What else is similar ? Thx

  76. OMG how could you forget the biggest and best STELLA ROSA!!!! need to check it out if you are going to be the Moscato Mom. http://www.STELLAROSA.com ;)

  77. John & Jen says:

    Hi Moscato Mom!!

    We are converts from “Reisling only” drinkers due to your website and are huge fans of you :) Our go to wine used to be Relax Reisling, but after discovering the sweet taste of moscatos, we havn’t gone back.

    We’ve tried most of the moscato wines on both your lists and comments , as well as some random ones from the store and can both agree we LOVE Bartenura. We now use it as a standard to compare other moscatos to.

    - Flip Flop/Barefoot was our first moscato – great budget wines for every day drinking.
    - Middle sister was not very good at all. It didn’t taste like moscato at all, it tasted completley different to us. I’m thinking maybe we got a bad bottle because it was BLAH.

    Recently we came across TWO moscatos that may be even BETTER than Bartenura.

    1. Castello Del Poggio Moscato D’Asti – http://www.snooth.com/wine/castello-del-poggio-moscato-moscato-dasti-2012/ . This one is found at Olive Garden but may be hard to find in stores. Its sweeter than Bartenura and bubbly. It tastes a bit of a citris/honey taste too it. VERY good.

    2. Saracco Moscato d’Asti 2012- http://www.wine.com/v6/Saracco-Moscato-dAsti-2012/wine/121780/detail.aspx – Found this randomly in a store after reading comments about Moscato D’Asti varities- also deliciously sweet very “grapey” taste – almost like a bubbly grape juice!

    I think the proof is in the pudding!

    Moscato d’Asti wines combines the delicious taste of moscatos with the crisp and refreshing bubbly tastes of champagnes.

    I think the d’Asti ones are the way to go!

    • Lol I also was a Relax Riesling drinker. It was the first wine that enjoyed that wasn’t dry and bitter. But now for some reason rieslings give me a headache.

  78. I haven’t seen anyone mention Alice White Lexia-Moscato. I used to love it when it was just called Lexia, but now that Moscato is so popular they added that to the name. I’ve found it all over the country and it is not expensive. Give it a try!

  79. Has anyone tryed Santero flavor Moscatos
    They are Awesome.

  80. I really like Gato Negro and Fish Eye. I received Seven Sisters and Middle Sister as gifts yesterday. I hadn’t tried either yet. I love going into Meijer and walking the wine asle deciding which new wine to try. Sometimes I hit but many many times I’ve missed. Example I tried a nasty moscato called truck something. It gave me a nice buzz though lol. Oh yeah a really delicious cheap moscato is J.W. Morris at Trader Joe’s!

  81. You all need to Try Santero Coconut and Pineapple Moscato
    It’s like drinking a Pina Colada with Bubbles

  82. Barefoot and FlipFlop moscato is the worst ever. I had excellent moscato at at a wine galley at a resort.
    If you by cheap you’llget cheap.

    • It’s a personal choice as with everything else, Faye. I happen to think FlipFlop and Barefoot moscato are great tasting wines. Why not tell us the name of the excellent moscato you had at a wine galley at a resort? If it’s so great, share the name with everyone so we can try it, too.

      • The next time I go to the Resort to listen to live jazz music, I’ll find out the name of the Moscoto.
        I had try different wines and some I can’t stand. I don’t like wines that have a lot of acidity/dry wines, so I go more for the sweet or fruity wines. I like couple of German wines… Riesling is my favorite: like Auslese and Beerenauslese. Arbor Mist isn’t bad. Like you said , everyone has different taste.

  83. Robert Tidwell says:

    I had your #1 for the first time about 3 years ago.. The only store I know that sells it (Roger Wilco) is closed for renovations and has been for 6 months

  84. Try Almaden Moscato in the 5-liter box. Ah. May. Zing.

  85. So that blue bottle….The best!!!!!! Bartenura moscato had me hooked :) I went to the store to get a bottle for a girlfriend of mine, since I have been ranting on and on about it and they were all out :(. A lady recommended Banrock station 2011 to me and they were $10/2 (what a price right?!!) went home, chilled it, had it with dinner and it was delish!!!!!

    So if u r looking to try a new wine, try it. Still have 2 spare bottles of my favorite blue though :)

  86. Yes! I love sweet wines. I am trying to get more and more into wines as I am getting older but I still cant shake my sweet tooth! There is a great place near my house in New Jersey called Shoppers Vineyard (you can order online too!) and they have a nice selection of the sweet stuff!!! http://www.shoppersvineyard.com/store/pc/Top-Sweet-Wines-c645.htm

  87. My favorite moscato is Sutter Home…..red, pink or white….i try alot of moscato wines i dont care 4 the sparklinG 1′s. :)

  88. My oldest sister brought me a bottle of Middle Sister Moscato as a gift for hosting Thanksgiving. Yes, I am the middle sister but I am not too big on white wines. I Love this Moscato, a must try for any wine drinker!

  89. starlight says:

    I am a beginner in the Moscato field..I must say Bartenura so far is the best….but still exploring….Yellow Tail and Barefoot….will try Santero Moscato Coconut flavor…sounds good…:) ,p.s. any other suggestion for for beginners…let me know…thx.

  90. I have been a huge Moscato fan for years. My favorite is Elio Perrone Moscato d’Asti

    https://thewinecountry.com/shop/elio-perrone-2012-sourgal-moscato-dasti-piedmont/

    I am not fond of the Barefoot. I don’t think it is sweet or light enough for my taste.
    *cheers*

  91. Katie Schimpf says:

    My Mom and I were very pleased to see our two favorite Moscato brands on your list! Barefoot and Flip-Flop! :) I’m going to try the Jacob’s Creek in place of champagne tonight!

  92. Actually Ladies the VERY BEST MOSCATO on the market out there is called “Ruffino Moscato D’Asti”, I’ts wondeerful. I’m not a drinker however I will kill a bottle of this. You can evn purchase this at Krogers Martket for only $12.99, at Merjers on sale $12.99. State Store &19.99.
    A very smooth sweet wine, if that’s what your into.

  93. Cathy Rueda says:

    I will have to decline on your choices.
    Sarraco by far is the best.

  94. Sugar Sandy says:

    My husband picked up a bottle of the Bartenura Moscato yesterday (at World Market) and we loved it. Thanks for the suggestion.
    P.S. This is my first time viewing your site. LOVE IT! Good job!
    Sandy Dering / Gourmet Treats by Sugar Sandy / Paws Rescue Krewe / Gulf Coast Dog Rescue
    Pensacola, FL

    • Peg Newcomer says:

      My girlfriends and I are huge fans of Moscato and until a recently felt most were delicious. While they are all great we have found the absolute best (for our tastes) is la ardilla. It is made in Spain and has a picture of a squirrel on the label. Unfortunately we have difficulty finding it in Lancaster County,PA

  95. I love Primo Amore Moscato, moscato by cupcake , just tried and sipping now the first one you listed . Taste is wonderful. I did not like the moscato yellowtail, sutter, few others I also tried. Barefoot was ok,,,,love the idea of a little party 4 pack. I think I tend to like the wines from Italy vs California …I am new to this,,,,I do not like any dry wines….so Moscato for me :). Happy sipping and thanks for the information !!

  96. Have you tried MoscaMango? It is to die for! It has actual mango pulp in it! You need to gently roll the bottle to mix it up, just don’t shake it because it’s a sparkling wine! I bought it in Minneapolis for about $15. I love, love, love sweet wine and this is truly amazing!

  97. phissith says:

    Bartenura Moscato are now sold at Costco.

  98. I love Cupcake Moscato D’Asti and Barefoot Red Moscato. Bella Bolle isn’t too bad

  99. I absolutely LOVE Tintero Moscato d’Asti, from Piemonte, Italy, but cannot find it in any stores- have only had it in my favorite fancy restaurant Tony’s Steaks and Seafood in Mason, Ohio. I did try a new one tonight-Castello del Poggio Moscato D’Asti and it is a very good sweet dessert wine-maybe a little too sweet though. Love the site!

  100. Gina Maske says:

    Hi there, I have an excellent Moscato for you to try if you haven’t already done so. Moscato’s are the only wine that I care for and I am constantly on the look out for new ones. It’s
    Candoni Moscato D’Italia Sweet White…it’s not always easy to find but recently my hubby did find some at Kroger’s. Besides tasting amazing, the bottle is just beautiful. If you’ve not tried it before, I hope you can find it. I know that you will love it!!
    (I tried to paste a pic but it wouldn’t allow me to do so)

  101. I’m a moscato only girl. The sweeter the better for me. My faves:

    #1 Sant’Evasio Moscato d’Asti ($14 for larger bottle) This is the wonderful sparkling wine we had at our wedding.

    #2 Sant’Evasio Brachetto D’Acqui ($19) This is a red moscato with slight strawberry flavor. Just discovered and really is a tie between this and my #1.

    #3 Seven Daughters Moscato. Had at a restaurant but have been unable to find locally.

    #4 Blue Fin Moscato from Trader Joes. If you’re just looking for a cheap moscato this is really good for $4.50. I have noticed a difference from bottle to bottle though. Sometimes it’s a little more acidic.

    #5 Cupcake Moscato D’Asti

    #6 Annalisa Moscato Vino Spumante

    Looking forward to trying some of these other recommendations!

  102. Natalie says:

    Bartenura is wonderful as well as Castello del Poggio, Mia Dolcea, Estancia, Marchesi di Barolo Zagara, and Ecco Domani. Salud!

  103. Has anyone tried funf 5 moscato by Schmidtt Sohne?

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