Mix It Up With Moscato

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The porch is clean and the flowers are in full bloom. Just in time for Moscato day! Gallo Family Vineyards celebrates National Moscato Day on May 9th! Four years ago, Gallo Family Vineyards established this holiday to celebrate the deliciously sweet wine varietal that has everyone talking. Bursting with sweet flavors of peach, honey, and ripe citrus, Gallo Family Vineyards Moscato is a deliciously sweet wine that you’re sure to love. Mix it up with Moscato - Gallo Family Vinyards

You’re invited to join the fourth annual @GalloFamily’s National #MoscatoDay Twitter Chat Party from 12pm to 1pm PST. Gallo will share all of the ways you can mix it up with this sweet wine, like delicious Moscato-infused recipes, pairings and even cocktails. There’s a bonus: you’ll have a chance to win some sweet prizes!

It’s easy to get the party started. RSVP for National Moscato Day now for our May 9th celebration, and you’ll receive:
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How to Throw the Perfect Wine and Cheese Party

It’s easy to put together an appetizer cheese tray to accompany your wine tasting happy hour.

Appetizer Cheese Tray:

Assorted Cheese:
Just like my wine, I like to include a variety of options for my friends. I pair robust flavored cheese with a mild flavor to counterbalance the tray. My favorite is strong bleu cheese; however I always have a simple cheddar on hand for my less daring friends.

Fruit:
Grapes are a staple. Apples and Pears are fantastic with a sweet Moscato wine.

Crackers/Nuts:
Lastly, round out the tray with your favorite crackers. They give just enough crisp to marry the fruit and cheese together.

I also like to have ingredients on hand to make Bruschetta at the last minute when we have unexpected company. It’s delicious and ready in minutes. There are so many variations and different toppings to Bruschetta. Here is my favorite combination.

Bruschetta with Tomato and Basil

Ingredients:
Thick slices of bread of French bread
Olive Oil
Sliced Plum Tomatoes
Fresh basil leaves chopped
Balsamic Vinegar
Salt

Directions:

Place chopped tomatoes in a mixing bowl. Stir in a dash of salt, olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

Brush both sides of your bread with olive oil and place on a baking sheet.

Broil on each side for approx 3 minutes or until bread is browned.

Top with chopped tomato mixture and fresh basil.

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Here are a couple of tips to remember when serving wine at your get together, no matter how large or small. First, have two or three choices for your guests. Everyone’s tastes are different. So serve a couple of different wines and keep your bases covered. Secondly, serve in clear wine glasses so you can see the wine. Being able to see the color of the wine adds to the experience in tasting the wine. You can always add a pop of color with your cocktail napkins. That’s all you need to enjoy a beautiful afternoon happy hour with friends or family. Cheers!

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