It’s a new day. It’s a new year. It’s a new life. And it’s time for feelin’ good.
So, break out the Moscato! That irresistibly delicious semi-sweet white stuff that smells and tastes like honeysuckle, elderflowers, jasmine and clementine orange cuties and, by retaining the precise amount of carbon dioxide in the fermentation process, brings fizz and foam in the glass that looks as inviting as the top of a bubble bath. Treat yourself to the high end. Meaning, go Italian like this 2014 BRAIDA Moscato d’Asti “Vigna Senza Nome” which will run you about 20 bucks. It’s an absolute classic and ridiculously addictive. What separates this Moscato made in the Piedmontese town of Asti from the pack? It’s sophisticated and sassy. It’s pretty and sexy. It’s got ‘tude but in the way that gets you places, and not on people’s nerves. It has persistence, focus, clarity and vibrant energy. Just the right stuff for you to believe in the new you. It’s a new day. It’s a new life . . . you know how the song goes. Sing it out loud, and live out loud. –J.M.
Great Wine: Demière-Ansiot Blanc De Blancs Champagne