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Moscato d’Asti

Piedmont’s best-kept secret is this low-alcohol sparkler, perfect with dessert or cheese

Moscato d’Asti
Photo by Todd Buchanan (3)

<< WEEKDAY

Cascina Castlet Moscato d’Asti. Devotees nicknamed this Bug Juice, because of the adorable butterfly on the label. Behind the fun you’ll find a bewitchingly foxy nectar uniting white pepper and candied nectarines. Available at Byerly’s in Maple Grove. $15.99
  

WEEKEND >>

Batasiolo Moscato d’Asti is like a flower garden in riotous bloom on a warm still night. Notes of minerals, orange musk, salt, honeysuckle, and apricot chase around the glass, by the time you pinpoint them all, you’ve whiled away a blissful hour. Available at Pairings Wine Market in Minnetonka. $16.99
 

<< BIRTHDAY

2008 Elio Perrone, “Bigaro.” Moscato’s inherent nectarines and candied pears are here pierced by a cupid’s arrow of strawberries and roses from the Brachetto, yielding a dessert sparkler as adorable and memorable as first love. Available at Solo Vino in St. Paul. $20

 

Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl is the author of the forthcoming Drink This: Wine Made Simple (Ballantine Books).

 


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