National Moscato Day:
Celebrating the tasty white wine Moscato Day, National Moscato Day is celebrated every year on the 9th of May.
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Why National Moscato Day?
Ranging from different colors from white to black, the Moscato grapes are known for the dessert wine, the Moscato wine. These grapes are among the oldest of grapes and are also referred to as Muscat in Italian. As much as the color varies, the flavor of these grapes also varies which makes them the right choice to make many things from dessert wines to floral wines. Depending on the menu, you can choose the wine that would pair well with the dishes.
Not only is the Moscato wine quite versatile, but it is also very popular. According to a survey, in the year 2012, the wine was the third most popular in the country. Considered as the finest of the dessert wines, this wine deserves a chance to celebrate its variety and versatility. There is no clear trace of the origins of the Moscato Blanco grapes that are used for making this wine, but it must have originated in southeast Arabia and reached Italy. The National Moscato Day is a celebration of this delicious wine, whose origins can be traced back to Piedmont in Italy.
How can we celebrate National Moscato Day?
There are many activities to indulge in on this day and make it a memorable occasion for years to come.
- The first option is of course to pour yourself a drink of this fantastic wine and enjoy it with the right food. You can simplify the meal with a plate of crispy veggies and brie slices to enjoy the most out of this wine. Of course, given the sweet deliciousness of this drink, it can be paired with many spicy food options too.
- There have been many artists who have shown their love for Moscato in their songs. You can listen to these songs on this day and enjoy the wine as you listen to these compositions. Some of them would be “Do It Now” by Drake, “Moscato” by Roscoe Dash, “Lighters Up” by Lil’ Kim, etc.
- It is the best night to join your friends for a drink at the nearest wine bar. You can take the tips from the bartender on the best way to enjoy a glass of Moscato and toast the evening with your friends and family on this day.
- If there is a vineyard nearby, you can even pay a visit to learn about the wine-making process and learn more about the history of wines on this day.
Remember to take a lot of pictures and share them on your social media with #NationalMoscatoDay to bring attention to the wine and this day.
Interesting facts about National Moscato Day:
Some facts and information about Moscato and wines in general, are gathered here for you. Know them as you celebrate this delicious wine on this day.
- Not all grapes can be used for making wine and also as table grapes. The Muscat is probably the only variety of fine grapes to have the honor of being both.
- The nectarine flavor is another reason for the popularity of Moscato wines along with their sweetness.
- While Italy is touted to be the origin of this family of grapes used in the making of Moscato wines, the Muscat grapes can be grown in any part of the world.
- Muscat grapes are used not just in making the Moscato wines but also in making the raisins that we love to indulge in as a snack.
- Nearly 720 bottles of wine can be produced from a ton of grapes and it is the most planted of the fruits across the globe. Also, there are more than 10,000 varieties of grapes in the world.
- In ancient times, people drank wine instead of water as its natural fermentation process helped in eliminating the germs causing cholera and salmonella. And it was cleaner than the normal drinking water.
- Oenophobia is the name for those suffering from the fear of wine.
- Women were not allowed to drink wine during ancient times in Rome. The wives who were caught drinking wine were even killed for the same.
- While the fragrance of young wine is called “aroma” that of the older wine is referred to as “mellow”.
- The dark green bottle for storing wine was invented by Sir Kenelm Digby before which the wine was stored in goatskin bags.
- The reason the wine glass is held by the stem is to ensure that the temperature of the hand doesn’t warm up the wine. Also, the stirring releases the fragrance of the wine and lets it get collected onto the sides.
History of National Moscato Day:
Gallo family vineyards made this day in the year 2012. The company is one of the largest producers of this wine offering affordable options for everyone and has been a family business since the year 1933.