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I need to wash my mouth out!

December 2, 2006
No, not with soap silly, well actually.....really, with anything that will get this sweet sweet sweet syrup taste out of my mouth.

I've been trying to find a bottle of sparkling wine that I want to review for WBW on December 13. Thus, I've been drinking more than my share of sparkling wines. This is the second one I've tasted. I haven't blogged about the first because it's still in the running for my WBW entry.

This was a Beviamo Moscato D'Asti. I picked it up for $8.99 at World Market. The beverage specialist said it was a sweet wine, but easy to drink. My thoughts: Well, for nine bucks I'll give it a shot.

NO!!! Don't do it. It was not easy to drink. In fact, I think I was making a face the whole time I was drinking this wine. It was just too sweet. I think the proper term is that it was cloying. It lacked any structure to tame the overwhelming sweetness of the syrup in the bottle. Overripe peaches with some apricot were the fruits I smelled. I just couldn't get past the sweet taste to actually distinguish anything in the mouth. It also wasn't that fizzy. NMS.


  1. Anonymous said...

    ewww. I'm sorry you got awful wine!

    I have sent this blog to FI and he is excited about trying some of the wines you have recommended!

    You are so cool!!


    12/2/06, 9:04 PM  

  2. E.B. Simone said...

    I'm sorry it sucked. When you first mentioned sparkling shiraz my first thought was "blech" but I wanted to be wrong because a good sparkling red would be fantastic for a gift for a New Year's party.

    12/2/06, 10:24 PM  

  3. Sonadora said...

    Eb, this wasn't the sparkling shiraz!!


    We're going to try that tomorrow. This is a sweet white Italian sparkling wine. I'll let you know how the shiraz is soon!

    12/2/06, 10:32 PM  

  4. Scott said...

    A friend who is a long-time wine enthusiast recommended the Beviamo Moscato D'Asti to me as a dessert wine.

    All of the people who sampled the wine at my home were pleasantly surprised, despite its sweetness. My next-door neighbor purchased several bottles for his parents' anniversary party.

    I'm glad to see this wine's popularity increasing, as it's becoming easier to find in stores. I no longer have to travel across town to purchase it from a pricey wine shop.

    11/11/07, 10:46 AM  

  5. Anonymous said...

    I actually like it

    6/23/08, 3:59 AM  

  6. Anonymous said...

    My wife really likes it alot, and I am currently looking for a place to purchase some for her.

    6/23/08, 4:00 AM  

  7. Anonymous said...

    i loved it!

    2/10/09, 6:18 PM  

  8. Anonymous said...

    This wine was really good. I buy it by the case. Also try Luccio Moscato D'Asti.

    3/18/09, 2:56 PM  

  9. Anonymous said...

    I really like it. It can be found in Sams Club. By the way Sams Club has a cool selection of wine.

    6/20/09, 9:57 PM  

  10. Anonymous said...

    Actually I really really enjoy it.. i think its sweet tasting and light. Its a great bottle to bring to a friends house and just chat...i Would recomend it to anybody.... :) YUM.. .its a little hard to find sometimes though. I also found it at sams club but have since moved to washington state from Maine and cant find it anywhere out here.. Makes me very sad...

    6/29/09, 6:35 PM  

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