Aromatic and enticing, moscato is an alluring wine from the town of Asti, located in the northwest Italian region of Piedmont. With notes of honey, orange blossom and pear, moscato is an effervescent wine excellent for hot summer days. A label suggestion? Saracco Moscato d’Asti. Located on hills that overlook the snow-capped Italian Alps, the Saracco estate produces fine wine with a blend of traditional and modern techniques. Their exquisite moscato is great enjoyed on its own for paired with berries or light desserts such as panna cotta.
Chef Pierre Troisgros has died at the age of 92. The legendary chef was one of the pioneers of nouvelle cuisine, and at his Maison Troisgros restaurant in Roanne, France, he was able to change French gastronomy.