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I don't know what am doing and the nice people at the liquor store are not knowledgeable enough. I like the Mogan David Concord Grape and the blackberry although the are a little to sweet. The Cupcake Vineyards put out a Moscato D'Asti that is great. Will all Moscatos taste simular ? Surely, you could advise or direct me to a website where wines are put in some sort of order according to taste or other things to delicate for me to tell the difference between.
That Cucake Moscato sure is good, but surely there are more that are simular if I just knew what catogory to look at.
Thanks for your time and advice !

Steve Wilburn


Stores generally don't organize wines by sweetness although you could check Best Cellars as they have a unique categorizing system based on wine style rather than where it's from. Moscato D'Asti is an Italian DOC wine which is well regulated and overall good quality. Stick with it, there are many different producers, most very good. Have you tried any German wines. Something like Dr. L Riesling would probably suit you but any from off-dry to Kabinett sweetness will work. White Zinfadel is also a style to check out. Most are slightly but not too sweet.  


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