WINE TALK: MUSCAT DE BEAUMES DE VENISE



Wine is something that I don’t talk about a lot here in this space, and it’s not something that I have often anymore, but I still love it! It’s been on my mind lately, so I thought it was the perfect time to talk about my all-time favorite wine…ever. Muscat de Beaumes de Venise (blanc) by Domaine des Bernadins. According to their website, the aroma of the wine is more of a butterscotch with glazed fruits, depending on the year. Sometimes it’s baked fruits and tea, or maybe it has a hint of rose. Some people taste orange notes, some taste a mix of honey and fruit. I haven’t had this wine in a very long time, but I remember it vividly, it was just that delicious. The flavor is light, and has a lovely sweetness that keeps you going back for more, and then disappointed and upset when the bottle is empty and you don’t have a spare to open up!

The photo above is of the first bottle I ever had of this beautiful wine. It’s a 1995, it was given to me as a gift in 2000, and I didn’t open it until 2005. It’s a half bottle, which equates to around two glasses, and just…I loved it. It was the first “real” wine I’d ever had, and is still my favorite. There are a few places where you can buy it online in the United States (Timeless Wines, wine-searcher.com), but if you like sweet or semi-sweet wines, I would strongly recommend that you consider trying this particular Muscat de Beaumes de Venise. And if you do, please let me know how you like it!

For more information on Domaine des Bernadins, and the wines that they produce, check them out at Domaine des Bernadins.