Monday, April 2, 2007

if grapes grew in heaven...

they would be muscats. this is a variety so delicate, aromatic and deliciously sweet that they taste like little spheres of heaven bursting in your mouth. the skin is delicate, not bitter and the flesh is juicy in the middle, firming up just a bit near the skin. they are sweet, but not cloyingly so and the flavor is aromatic and complex.
muscats are the oldest known variety of cultivated grapes and can be made into all sort of yummy wines, including asti spumante, sherry, clairette de die and dessert wines.
i got these for $2.99 a pound at whole foods but would have willingly paid $10. seriously, if you see muscats at your local grocer, don't pass them up.

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