MUSCAT DE BEAUMES DE VENISE
Do you like sweet wines? I love them. They are perfect for a last minute apéritif. Muscat is very popular in France. There is a Muscat Festival in Frontignan (South of France) when you can taste different versions from various vineyards which made Muscat in the area. I did it last summer with my friends and I enjoyed it... By the way, do you know the story behind the Muscat Beaumes de Venise ?
« Nearly two thousand years ago, Pliny the Elder wrote in his Natural History: "The Muscat grape has been grown for a long time in Beaumes and its wine is remarkable".In 1248, St. Louis took supplies of it with him on his 7th Crusade, and during the early 14th century, at the time of the reign of Pope Clement V, production was increased by 70 hectares to cater for the demand from the Popes' Palace in Avignon...».
The Muscat de Beaumes de Venise has an Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC).
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Serve the muscat at room temperature and enjoy it with moderation...