Drinking Moscatel in Spain – Sweet Wine review and tasting

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In this video, I am in Spain for a vacation and try some of the local produce

Moscatel (more commonly known as Muscat of Alexandria) is a white wine grape that is a member of the Muscat family of Vitis vinifera. It is considered an “ancient vine”, and wine experts believe it is one of the oldest genetically unmodified vines still in existence. It is still an important grape in the Australian and South African wine industry. It is also cultivated very heavily on the islands of Samos, and Lemnos in the North Eastern Aegean region of Greece, and reputedly Cleopatra drank muscat wine from there. It is also thought to rival the French Beaume de Venise in its most refined form. In Italy wine is made from the grape on the island of Pantelleria, and in Spain, the grape is used for wine around Málaga, Alicante, Valencia, and the Canary Islands. The grape originated in North Africa, and the name is probably derived from its association with Ancient Egyptians who used the grape for wine making. It is also a table grape used for eating and raisins

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