A few months ago I did a post on what I think are the best Moscato wines - and to date is has been the highest viewed post of mine so far. And as much as I think that list is still totally relevant, I have had the opportunity to check out a few more brands and now have a few more "favorites" to share with you! Though my #1 favorite is still the same - Bartenura Moscato di Asti - a few others are now making the list of what *I* think are the Best 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!
2. Cupcake Moscato
This one was highly recommended on my other post, so I was excited when I found it while in Tennessee for Brandcation. We picked up a couple bottles and all were big fans. Cupcake Moscato is also a Moscato di Asti, meaning its comes from the city of Asti, a key wine town in Northwestern Italy.
"Crafted with a passion for celebrating the good and genuine things in life – from food and drink to family and friends – Cupcake Vineyards wines make any occasion delicious."
3. Fish Eye Moscato
I discovered Fish Eye Moscato this year at Mardi Gras when I was searching for a bottle of Moscato that I could take to the parades - meaning not in a glass bottle. Sure, they also have bottles, but I was delighted to find a "Cardboardeaux" - wine in a box!
The Fish Eye Moscato "Cardboardeaux" holds the equivalent of four bottles of wine - perfect for glass-free events like Mardi Gras parades - but I also took a box to the beach during Brandcation and enjoyed sharing with everyone while enjoying the beach... although I wish I had taken two.
4. Yellowtail Moscato
This one I tried based on recommendations as well, and though to me it is a more "flat" wine that the three before, it is still very tasty. Yellowtail Moscato holds up the same quality that Yellowtail is known for. Like the Fish Eye brand, Yellowtail is based in Australia and run by three brothers with sixth generation wine makers... they know their stuff.
"Here at [yellow tail], we believe that great quality wine can be affordable and good fun too. We ensure our wines are vibrant, flavoursome and approachable and that each variety helps to make special moments even more enjoyable. When it comes to wine, we like to make our own rules – the only thing we’re really serious about is the quality."
5. Flip Flop Moscato
Ok, so two from my original list of Best Moscato Wines made it to this list. For so many reasons, Flip Flop Moscato makes my list of faves as well. Flip Flop Moscato is so light and fresh, it pairs with any food or alone while you are sitting by the pool. It is sweet without being overly sweet and at a price point that you dont mind sharing or even giving it away. In fact I am not sure I have arrived at a dinner party without a bottle of Flip Flop since I discovered it over two years ago. It easily converts the "I don't like wine" people every time.
I am still working my way through finding and trying all of the different Moscatos that I can find (I know, I have a tough job, don't I?) and love all of your suggestions, so keep them coming!