Mardi Gras 2019

Prepare your masks and gather your beads because Mardi Gras is just around the corner! Falling on March 5 this year, Mardi Gras or “Fat Tuesday” is celebrated the day before Ash Wednesday. There are many iconic aspects of this pre-Lent celebration; however, there is one that can be perfectly paired with wine: King Cake. This dough and glaze covered concoction hides a small porcelain or plastic baby inside that brings luck and prosperity to the recipient of the winning slice. Searching for this trinket is the only thing you will have to search for because we’ve gathered a handful of deliciously sweet and sparkling picks to pair with King Cake. From Moscato D'asti to Spanish Cava, enjoy these notes from Delectable users and happy Mardi Gras!

Pere Mata

Cupada No. 19 Macabeo, Xarel-lo, Parellada

With lemon grind, tart apricot, hint of yeast and yogurt on the nose. Mineral with Mouse mousse like bubbles and creamy mouthfeel. This vintage organic cava is so delightful and delicious. 🥂 — 5 years ago

Severn, Velma and 4 others liked this

Michele Chiarl

Nivole Moscato d'Asti 2017

Sweet but not cloying, fruity with rose taste. A tiny bit of bubble. — 5 years ago

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Cupcake Vineyards

Moscato d'Asti

I used to avoid this wine because I thought it would be disgustingly sweet but it's absolutely wonderful! It isn't overly sweet and it does not taste like cupcakes. Would definitely get again and would bring to events!!! — 5 years ago

Domaine Carneros (Taittinger)

Verméil Demi Sec Sparkling Wine 2013

Sweet with light orange blossom and peach. — 5 years ago

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with Becky


Moscato d'Asti 2016

Lightly sweet, honeysuckle and hints of apple. — 5 years ago

Marchese dell'Elsa

Moscato d'Asti 2017

A nice Moscato D'Asti from Italy. Sweet with high acidity and nicely balanced.

Showing citrus, lemons, tropical fruits, apples, honey, melons, pears, kiwi and pineapples.

Medium bodied with nice length on the finish. Rich, extracted and elegant.

A great dessert wine to pair with cakes, ice-cream or just by itself.

5.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

— 5 years ago

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Peter van den Besselaar

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Nice description


Cascinetta Vietti Moscato d'Asti 2017

Vietti Winery Dinner with Elena Currado; 26 October 2018 at Wheatleigh Hotel; Lenox, MA

My favorite Moscato d'Asti, mineral drive just perfect, sweetness kept to the absolute minimum. We've been buying this bottle for almost 10 years, never enough in the cellar.
— 5 years ago

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James Forsyth

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I tried this last night and it's gorgeous!!
Severn Goodwin

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Hell yes,
Severn Goodwin

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Best QPR in Moscato.

Domaine des Baumard

Savennières Chenin Blanc 2016

The Baumard family growing the noble Chenin at Rochefort in the Anjou for centuries, in 1953 they acquired a vineyard in the Quarts de Chaume, & in 1968, purchased acreage in Savennieres. Straw with full fruit and light spice aromas. On the palate ripe apple, pear & melon, complex, with vivid acidity. Lingering, ending with mineral and sweet honey character. Wow. A white that should age well.
— 5 years ago

Alex, Shay and 13 others liked this
Jeff Venier

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One of my fav wines over the years. So great...


Moscato d'Asti 2018

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Best Italian sparkling white wine of the year: If I had a big enough goblet, I’d fill it up and go swimming in the stuff (with my mouth open, of course). (Ian D'Agata, Vinous, January 2019) — 5 years ago

Greg, Peter and 5 others liked this

Raventos i Blanc

de Nit Rosé Cava Blend 2016

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This energetic pink bubbly from one of Spain’s iconic producers displays intense red berry, blood orange and floral character with a mineral flourish. Chewy and tightly focused, the 2016 shows a refreshingly bitter edge on a dry, persistent finish that emphatically repeats the floral theme. $25.00 (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, October 2018) — 5 years ago

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