Cheap may or may not be chic these days, but from time to time one does find a wine that offers exceptional value for money at a truly reasonable price. The Sara Bee Moscato reviewed below will be available in the United States at various branches of Trader Joe at the most reasonable price of US$ 6.00 (well, in the name of full disclosure, US$ 5.99). My advice – whether kashrut is or is not important to you, go for this one. It's fun!
Sara Bee, Moscato, Puglia, Italy, n.v.: A rich and lively aperitif or dessert wine. Light golden straw in color, generously frizzante, showing pear, apple and dried apricot fruits on a lightly honeyed and spicy background. Medium-bodied, with generous sweetness in fine balance with lively acidity. Not for cellaring but for fine enjoyment in the next year or so. Serve well chilled and do not be the least bit embarrassed to do as the Italians do by adding an ice cube or two to your glass. A fine Moscato. Score 88. K