Monday, January 25, 2010

Sparkling Moscato wins 2010 ‘Australia Day’ Wine of the Year

At the 2010 Sydney International Wine Competition, Jacob's Creek Sparkling Moscato has been names the best Australian sparkling wine, aperitif style, by the National Australia Day Council. "The Jacob's Creek Sparkling Moscato is low in alcohol, low in price, but not low in flavour,” said the competition's director, Warren Mason.

This is the first time a Moscato has won the competition in the 17 years it has been running and won against wines from Champagne, Australia and New Zealand, which included mainly straight Chardonnays (Blanc de Blancs) and Chardonnay/Pinot Noir/and or Pinot Meunier blends.

The wine was paired against Smoked Salmon Timbales, accenting it's light, fruity flavors and agreeable nature.

Although the Jacob's Creek Moscato is not yet avaliable in the United States, there are hopes the product will be brought in soon. Otherwise, we'll all just have to hop a plane to Australia (which I DO plan to do on April 24th...) and sip some there!

Don't forget to celebrate Australia Day tomorrow!

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