Thursday, August 1, 2019

August Wine Pick: Cusmano Oceano Moscato

Cusmano Oceano Moscato

Even though my Wine Pick of the Month is from Italy, August is the FIFTH ANNUAL Bulgarian Wine Month thanks to! That's AMAZING! August may be my most favorite month to taste and write on this blog because I get to explore all the goodies that Vance has sent me from Bulgaria. It's always a fun and interesting time and I am so happy that we've kept this very special thing going for half a decade now!

Things have been moving fast on the blog lately but it will slow down a bit this month as I focus all content on Bulgarian wine with a few exceptions. It's looking like Wine Bloggers Off-Topic would be better served as a bi-monthly project instead of monthly, which makes the next installment due in August, so I'll try to get issue #3 of that series out too if it works for everybody (it didn't work out in July). The topic is "your most inspirational historic figure", so email me at if you want to get in on it. And there will be some quickies thrown in there randomly that are Bulgarian unrelated, just to fit them in to summertime.

Now on to that Wine Pick of the Month! It's a sweet and succulent Moscato from Italy that will keep you going through the oppressive heat of August! Satisfaction guaranteed!

It's easy to spot Cusmano's Oceano Moscato with that eye-catching blue bottle and painted-on label. The wine inside is non-vintage and has no designation other than Italy (word is that it's from Asti, though) but man is it delicious. The ABV is 5.5% and it does have frizzante carbonation, so it's only lightly sparkling. It's medium bodied with sweet and succulent peaches and clementines all over it and hints of sage and spearmint. It's just so fun and refreshing and full of life. I love it!

This is one of my favorite summer wines to recommend right now, so let it quench your thirst while summer is still here!

Price: $12
Rating: 4/5 = Recommended (what does that mean?)

The bottle used was purchased by myself for the purpose of this unpaid review. To have your wine reviewed follow this link.

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