Wine Wednesday

by Robyn Wright on September 5, 2012

in Food,Reviews & Giveaways

So instead of Wordless Wednesday, how about Wine Wednesday this week? Sounds like a good idea to me! You know I always put myself out there and do the hard work of reviewing things like wine for you all. When the wine arrived I know it would be a hard job, but someone had to do it. So I give you Moscato!

refresh by Turning Leaf, Moscato and Red Moscato

So if you have not heard of Moscato yet you are missing out. I am not well-versed in wines, but I know what tastes good to me. Moscato is one of those things I really like – it is a lighter and fizzy type of wine. There are many different brands out there now but Refresh by Turning Leaf varieties are great. The Red Moscato is refreshingly delicious. You know you are drinking a type of wine, but there is none of that bitterness or dryness that many wines have – instead the Red Moscato is light and bubbly with a touch of sweetness and fruitiness to it. For me it is a very “drinkable” wine – no pairing of food needed to enjoy it. However it you want to serve it with dinner this would be great when you grill burgers or ribs. The (white) Moscato is equally refreshing, but a tad bit lighter on the fruitiness. Again, still a very “drinkable” wine for me. Serve both cold for the best taste.

Cranberry Bliss made with refresh Turning Leaf Moscato, cranberry juice and lime

Would you prefer something in a cocktail? Hubby loved this Cranberry Bliss made with the Refresh Moscato. It was very tart, which he loves (me not so much). Take 4 parts Refresh Moscato, 1 part cranberry juice, and 1/2 the juice of a fresh lime and serve in tall glass with ice. If you like tartness this is a really tasty concoction! There is another cocktail called Crimson Kiss which I am going to try, but I’m having trouble locating one of the ingredients. It calls for 3 parts Refresh Red Moscato and 1 part Canada Dry pomegranate cherry soda (this is what I can’t find), garnish with a lemon zest. Doesn’t that sound delicious? I will be sure to report on the Crimson Kiss once I have tried it!

Both of these are fabulous and I will be buying them regularly. The suggested price is $8 per bottle.

Do you like Moscato wines? 


Disclosure: I received samples to facilitate this review. Opinions are my own as always (and Hubby’s). 

© 2012, Robyn Wright. All rights reserved.

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1 Courtney Rix Velasqu September 5, 2012 at 2:37 pm

I prefer Pinot Grigio to Mascoto, but I’m willing to try a new wine! Thanks for the suggestion!

2 @rkosully September 6, 2012 at 4:56 am

I am not a big wine drinker, but I like the Cranberry bliss recipe you provided and may try that one out. Thanks!

3 Tiffany Winner September 6, 2012 at 7:55 am

the cranberry bliss sounds like something i’d enjoy, i dont like wine by itself

4 tannawings September 9, 2012 at 2:42 am

The tart one doesn’t sound too bad- I honestly have never been much of a wine drinker unless you count wine coolers :)

5 Ravzie September 9, 2012 at 7:21 am

I haven’t tried this, but I like most wines – the sweetest to the driest. Except there was this one that smelled like and tasted like (I imagine) a cat box. Didn’t care for that, LOL!!! Moscato sounds wine cooler-ish.

6 Shannon Whitfield September 19, 2012 at 1:25 pm

I do like Moscato! The Cupcake Vineyards (Piemonte) Moscato is a nice one, pairs well with most things and around the same price. I’ll have to try the Turning Leaf!

7 Tooth Fairy September 26, 2012 at 8:33 pm

Well why not Wine Wednesday? Is it wine o’clock yet? I like sweet white wines the fairy best!

8 terry petero January 23, 2013 at 4:11 pm

moscoto is the best, Love wine have a glass are 2 every now and then with meds cannot drink often and 2 glasses max if i do so i would rather enjoy a glass of wine, was never a drinker to begin with , but do enjoy a nice good sweet glass of wine every now and then, i also have a friend who makes his own wine love the apple cinnamon he makes very good and sweet .

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