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Posted by qutins, Jan 22, 2009.

HI y'all,
I'm new to Snooth and and I have question. For christmas my husband and I went wine hunting and was hoping to find something wonderful and light for us and my-in-laws. We found Bartenura Moscato d'Asti 2007 and it was wonderful. Let me just say, we are not seasoned wine drinkers and only enjoy light and fizzy wines. We had the best and our favorite in England, Bonarda Dolce from Tuscany, Italy. It tasted like grape juice but fizzy and yummy. So, naturally, the Bartenura was well received by our family and friends. My problem is that in the small village, were we currently reside, it is almost impossible to run into this wonderful italian wine. So, please help me find something similar in taste, not too sweet, but definitely fizzante!! Thank you :)


Reply by Philip James, Jan 22, 2009.

Hi and welcome to the site. I think we had a similar question recently - I'll go look for it and link it in this thread....

Reply by Philip James, Jan 22, 2009.

Sorry, i think im getting 2 things confused - you are looking for sparkling light WHITE wine... Well, im not sure where you live, but here's the search for Moscato d'Asti:

You should also try prosecco - its sweeter than Champagne (well priced at around $13 in the USA) and you can either find it full fizzy, or if you just want it slightly sparkling (frizzante) you can sometimes find that too...

Reply by qutins, Jan 22, 2009.

Thank you Philip. I have tried Prosecco, and i like it. I live in well, lompoc, CA. I'm new to wines in a way, but i've made it at home before. i like it sweet and light, yet not too sweet. I don't like the syrupy sweetness of a port. Please keep the suggestions coming, :)

Reply by Gregory Dal Piaz, Jan 22, 2009.

Moscato is light sweet and white

Brachetto is light sweet and pink

That Bonarda was red wasn't it

Also try Gragnano, a little less sweet but fun, fizzy red

as are some Lambruscos, but not all.

Try the Gelsomina

And then there are the sparkling Gamays of the Loire valley, getting a bit pricier perhaps but J P Bruns FRV100, it's a play on sounds, ef er ve cent, cent=100 in french!

or the Cerdon de Bugey from Renardat or Bottex.

There are more out there but those are all that spring to mind.

Happy Hunting!

Reply by Mark Angelillo, Jan 23, 2009.

There's always the Snooth option!

Welcome to the site!

Reply by qutins, Jan 23, 2009.

Thank you Gregory, that is a very detailed list. Yes, the Bonarda was red and the best red i've had. You know i always wondered how people like oaky wines, would you say it is an acquired taste? Yesterday I really wanted to have something nice and went and got Moscato Allegro, Martin & Weyrich 2006 and Castoro Cellars, Muscat Canelli 2007. I really like the Allegro sweet, fizzy and yum!! Lol, let me stop going on and on...thank you again for the links :)

Thank you Mark :)

Reply by qutins, Jan 23, 2009.

Oh! please let me know what you guys think of this wine if you've had it before, thank you :)

Reply by qutins, Jan 24, 2009.

How do I add a wine to my wishlist, so that i can remember the ones i'd like to try? Please help! Ty :)

Reply by Philip James, Jan 24, 2009.

Hey there - just click on the corkscrew icon on the wines page, and you'll see a sub-menu pop up - you can add a wine to your wishlist from there

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