November 23, 2014
We all know that Chardonnay is the king of the white wine heap. After years of spectacular growth, Pinot Grigio zipped past other white wine varieties to take second place. But who gets the bronze medal? Sauvignon Blanc? Riesling?
The answer: neither of the above. Sales of muscat (in particular sparkling muscat or Italian Moscato) have grown exponentially in recent years, and in 2011 Moscato overtook Sauvignon Blanc for third place on the list of best-selling white wines.
Most experienced wine drinkers can enjoy Moscato now and again, but they rarely take it seriously. Nor should … [More]