Not to steal the thunder from any moms or Memorial Day die-hards out there, but it’s official: May has a new holiday. Chicas y chicos, raise a copa with me on the first-ever National Moscato Day!
For those of you who may not be familiar with Moscato, you soon will be, as this is a wine that is gaining a following among vino lovers in the U.S. If you’re not a disciple yet, here are some reasons you may want to worship at the Temple of the Moscato Goddess alongside Señorita Vino:
– Exotic aromas of roses and orange blossoms
– Honey-sweet (although some Moscatos are medium-sweet or dry)
– Ripe peach flavors with hints of tangerine or citrus peel
– Pairs beautifully with spicy foods
What’s not to love? That’s what the folks at Gallo Family Vineyards thought, and thus the idea for National Moscato Day was born. Porque May 9, you ask? Because May is National Wine Month (I’ll drink to that!).
You can find Moscato wine at your local grocery store, wine shop and some restaurant menus. If you plan on buying a bottle, you won’t have to dip into your shoe budget. Some Moscatos are available for as little as $5 a bottle.
So get your fiesta on and if you happen upon a glass of Moscato before 6 p.m. Pacific/9 p.m. Eastern tonight, you can be part of a live toast on Twitter (#MoscatoDay). Tell ’em Señorita Vino (@SenoritaVino) sent you.