Written By Treve Ring Libations / Sparkling Wine Dec 26, 2009 Michele Chiarlo Nivole Moscato d’Asti DOCG 2008 SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestAsti, Piedmont, Italy $18-21 for 375mlWith the holidays, it’s bubble, bubble, bubble all the time. I’ve had Sekt, Cava, Champagne, Sparkling Icewine and BC bubble – all in the past week alone! I was going to write about a fine French Champagne for revelers to ring in 2010, but when I ran across this bottle in my cellar, I decided to write about a brunch bubble instead.Why? For one, most partiers have no idea what they’re drinking by the time the clock strikes midnight, so why waste a good bottle of champers? And two – this wine is absolutely delicious! No, really – this is oceans away from the fizzy-fruit loop Asti Spumante of your youth. While both are crafted from the same grape variety (Muscat Blanc á Petits Grains), Moscato d’Asti is produced in much smaller quantities and with much higher regulations.The result is a mid-sweet, slightly fizzy wine (frizzante) with orange blossom and ripe peach aromas and refreshing mandarin, peaches-and-cream and citrus notes on the palate. And thanks to its low alcohol content (5.5%), Moscato d’Asti can easily be enjoyed early in the day. Enjoy with your New Year’s Day brunch – or perhaps as your Hair of the Dog remedy.Rating: (click here to see what our wine ratings mean)**Trivia to impress your brunch mates: Frizzante [freet-TSAHN-teh] is an Italian term meaning “lightly sparkling”, and describes wines with light effervescence. Frizzante wines are made with less pressure than those labeled spumante. Frizzante wines are equivalent to pétillant in France and spritzig in Germany.ItalySparkling WineWine Reviews SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Treve Ring Treve Ring is a wine writer, editor, judge, consultant and certified sommelier, and has been with EAT Magazine for over a decade.\r\n\r\nIn addition to her work with EAT, she is a Wine Critic and National Judge for ... Read More You may also like Food Events / Food News July 3, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-island & Tofino July|August 2019 The Buzz Up-island July 2019 “First we EAT, then we do everything else”(M.K.Fisher) – at least I do anyway. Never short of ... Read More Events / Food News / Places June 27, 2019 City EATS July|August 2019 Summertime means eating al fresco, whether on one of our city’s many lovely outdoor patios or packing a picnic and heading to a park or ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 City EATS May 2019 Summer is on the way! This seems like a good time to remind you about Victoria’s incredible small batch ice cream and frozen treat makers, just in ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Tofino May 2019 16th Tofino Food & Wine Festival — 20 top chefs, 75 wineries and 21 breweries to indulge on June 7th – 9th. Friday kicks off The Cocktail ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Up-island May 2019 Living on Vancouver Island is like living in paradise; however, I think Mother Nature is possibly going to test our resilience this season with ... Read More Beer / Beer & Cider / Drink / Events / Victoria March 24, 2019 A New Beer Society in Town Victoria Beer Week launched its sixth annual festival earlier this month, which ran from March 1-9. In addition to the festival returning for another ... Read More Comments are closed.