August 19, 2008
Will these sweet Italian sparklers shine?
qotd: Cant say i really have a fav
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QOTD: I’m gunna have to go with Reed’s Premium Ginger Brew. YUM!
Great show. Had that great Moscato a long time ago and remember it fondly.
IÂ´m now upset !
ArenÂ´t WLTV supposed to be educational ?
Moscato d’Asti is made using a very unique method known as the Asti method. If you dont know this when drinking Moascato d’Asti a lot of the fun is lost.
And the difference between Asti spumante and Moscato d’Asti could be the best way to describe the alcoholic fermentation.
I think the Brechetto d’Acqui you did a few weeks ago didn’t get the oppertunity to shine due to insufficient info talk from you on WLTV.
The Brechetto is made the same way as Moscato d’Asti btw.
I hope you take me serious here cuz these wines are truly unique and true to their terroir and traditions.
Nice to see Mott nail one. Good job bro. I think i might get me a bottle of
that Moscato. Have yet to try one.
Hey Gary, I hope you try the wine i recommended on Corked, Villa Maria 2005 Sav Blanc. I would really like to see this wine on the show.
Good Show !
Favourite Bubbles – Fortunate enough to have a Dom P 96 and Krug NV. They were fantastic bottles of wine on fantastic occasions.
To extend the question – What is your favourite every day bubble drink –
Jean Louis Denois Sparkling from the Languedoc Region in France is all killer and no filler !
Michele Chiarlo Moscato d’Asti – try that!
I first had a Moscato D’asti on a family vacation in Italy. It was a very hot summer and we stayed in a very small town and it seemed like everyone in the town square sat around having a glass of Moscato D’asti before having dinner. I usually don’t like sweet wines but really enjoy it on a hot summer evening before dinner. Maybe it is just because it evokes memories of a great time. I’ll definitely look for the Braida.
Krug Grand Cuvee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What do you think of Nivole Moscato D’ Asti???
QOTD: 1998 R&L Legras Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru
Krug NV, Henriot cuvee des Enchanteleurs Millesime 1995, Palmes d’or 1996, or the dom perignon 1998 (I know you would prefer the 1999 any day, but for me, the 1998, and now the 2000, is drinking beautiful at this point in time. The 1999 in 10 years, yes.)
But what I found with champagne is that the champagnes that I like all have higher age og grapes used. With younger champagnes (Moet chandons average age is 20 months!) you get to many green notes of apples, which I’m not perticularly smitten by. But if you can find a NV from a small producer, that uses older champagnes for their blends (vintage champagnes are obvious, the NVs are a bit tricky), they are the ones I would go for.
Favorite bubbly bev would be Ting grapefruit soda from St Kitts/Nevis….awesome stuff. Can find it in nyc at a lot of the bodegas….to get crazy get a little CSR (rum) and ice.
Good show and I just keep adding to the list of new wines to try.
QOTD – Vernon’s Ginger Ale.
My best bubbly experience was a bottle of Dom Perignon that I drank with my wife on our honeymoon at Chateau Frontillac on the St Lawrence River in Quebec.
QOTD: That’s a tough one. Well, the Gruet Sparkling Wine from New Mexico that we served at our wedding was quite enjoyable, although probably because of the event rather then the wine itself. I’d probably have to go with the Pierre Peters Champagne that you recommended last year. It was really, really good.
QOTD: I don’t have a favorite bubbly anymore but long ago it was Coca Cola from the fast food soda fountain. I don’t drink soda but as a kid I thought Coca Cola from McDonalds was far superior to Coca Cola from a can or bottle.
San Pellegrino water!!
Don’t know if you get that in America but it’s amazing!
I had a Brown Brothers Moscato last week, 5.5% and a little Frizzante, but not sparkling. I hated it…..sweet alco-pop, blech! At least one or two of these sounded like they had a bit of character.
QOTD – German Hefewiezenbier, I ove the stuff, closely followed by Belgian Wheat Beers (Hoegaarten, Lefe etc). Sparkling wines don’t really do it for me.
QOTD: Long Trail Ale
I bought the Tintero for my fiancee’s bridal shower and all the girls went NUTS for it. Thought it was pretty good myself too (and I got it for 10 bones not 11 at K&L), my notes were: A steal for $9.99. Sweet pear, green apple and melon flavors with nice spritz and just enough acidity to know it’s there. 89 points.
QOTD Schramsberg 1999 reserve
I like anything bubbly. My favorites have been a Nino Franco Prosecco and a cherry vanilla soda that Whole Foods carries
Great show. QOTD: French 75
I’m currently staying on the west shore Lake Garda in Italy and enjoying some of the amazing thunder to be had here (mostly Gropello blended with more tanic grapes). Have just polished off a bottle of Moscato La Versa “Oltrepo Pavese” (not local to here I know) and was not super impressed. It was ok, I mean we DID finish the bottle but would definitly give a big pass in the future. Not sure if this counts as a Moscato d’Asti per se but although there was a strong scent of peaches and it was like drinking the juice that comes with tinned peaches, it didnt really float our boat. Thought we would love it seeing as we’re big Procecco fans. Anyway, at least I tried it and have an opinion about it now….
QOTD: 1996 Billecart-Salmon.
Fresca is probably my preference, ginger ale, cavas, coke, rootbeer (and I loved Shirley Temples when i was little). Now sometimes if I want a little treat I will pour a tiny bit of chambord at the bottom of my sparkling wine.
Nice post, keep up the good work!
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