Tag Archives: Muscat (grape and wine)

• Hip-hop help sees Moscato sales soar

Hip-hop help sees Moscato sales soar

Sales of Moscato are soaring in the US as hip-hop artists continue to name-check the low alcohol sweet wine in their songs. Breaking out of its after-dinner niche, US Moscato sales grew more than 80% for the 52 weeks ending 12 November, according to Nielsen. “The last thing I can remember that shot out of […]

• Cooks discover the distinctive flavors of traditional grappa, limoncello

Cooks discover the distinctive flavors of traditional grappa, limoncello

Grappa is generally thought of as firewater, 90-proof rocket fuel. The spirit, which originated in southern Italy and Sicily in the Middle Ages, has been described as the cheap and portable form of central heating for peasants. Fermented from the dregs of the wine-making process — seeds, pulp, skin and stems — it traditionally was scorned […]