Friday, July 16, 2010

The Ten Spot - Tisdale Moscato

Ladies and Gentlemen, I would like to introduce you to my new favorite little wine. I have to thank my friend Mendi for introducing me to this one. She had a glass of this at a restaurant a while back and asked me if I knew where she could get it.
I happened to know that our local grocer carries the Tisdale label, but not the Moscato; only the standard four varietals. But, being the shameless person that I am, I went straight to the guy who does their ordering and asked if he could get us some. (And by “some” I mean a case of it for us to share.)
I admit, when she first mentioned it to me, I was a little hesitant because I knew that the other Tisdale wines retailed for about $3.49 a bottle. Now, you won’t find me complaining about a cheap bottle of wine, but when you go below the $5 mark, you just never know what you’re getting into.In this case, I was very pleasantly surprised. I’m not going to try and blow smoke and tell you this is a fantastic wine and to rush out to your local liquor store and demand that they carry it. But it IS a wine that will be taking up permanent residence in my wine rack....if I can manage to keep from drinking it, that is.
The Tisdale Moscato is a very light white wine, definitely on the sweet side, but not sickeningly sweet like so many I have come across. It is refreshing and clean enough that it makes a great go-to wine for every day drinking and pairs well with just about anything on the grill, making it a great summer choice. Crisp and citrusy, it is a winner in my book, and at under $4 a bottle, a can’t-miss pick!
You can learn more about the Tisdale wines on their website.


girlichef said...

Sold!! LOL...I've had Tisdale wines before...and enjoyed them. But yeah, I haven't seen the Moscato before- that sweaty glass is totally turning me on, though!! The hunt is on!

The Country Cook said...

Your glass is making me thirsty and it isn't even noon yet! hahah..I gotta try this one!

Joanne said...

I have neither the time nor the energy to spend ridiculous amounts of money on wine...yes I'm cheap when it comes to such things (I'd rather have a really nice hunk of cheese to go with my cheap wine, ya know?). Thanks for the review!

Kim said...

I think I've tried the Tisdale before too, but not the Moscato. Come to think of it, I don't think I've ever had Moscato before. I need to fix that:)