Is Moscato Sparkling or Still Wine?

Last Updated on August 1st, 2023

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Modern wine cultures have given rise to a bubbly phenomenon. Wine will never be the same as we put a new twist on an ancient favorite, Moscato wine. 

Fizzy drink mixtures and fun fruity nightlife beverages have become a center point for most entertainment industries. Let the party begin.

Most bubbly Moscato’s are low in alcohol content, making them perfect for that summer lunch or dinner party. Known to be light-bodied and fruitier in flavor, it will be hard to find a guest unable to enjoy a glass or two.


Is Moscato Sparkling or Still?

When it comes to this muscat wine, there are three simple categories of Moscato; Bubbly, still, and fortified. So, to answer this question, yes, Moscato is sparkling and still.

Most sparkling Moscato’s are sweeter, fruitier in flavor, and have very floral aromas. Fantastic wines when going on a date, bringing a bottle to a dinner party, or to impress the in-laws is always a good idea. 

Think of a still vintage; consider the traditional Rhone Valley France and Italy geographies. 

A bottle of Moscato near some glasses - Is it Sparkling or Still Wine?

Can you get Sparkling Moscato?

Yes, many labels have wines with bubbly varieties. For example, the US vineyards in Oregon and Washington are known for their semi-sparkling Moscato. Otherwise, one should see a bartender that can deliver a mixed drink with some sparkling cider, grape juice, etc.

Technically speaking, Moscato d’Asti is a semi-sparkling wine. Mix a sparkling cider or similar bubbly beverage to get the full sparkling wine effect. 


Are there any Sparkling wines that are made from Moscato?

Yes, dessert Moscato’s to semi-sparkling Moscato (aka Moscato d’Asti) is just the base for most of these mixed drinks that have become popular. Modern nightlife styles call for these fruity concoctions, favorites amongst younger wine drinkers. 


What if I want to make my own Sparkling Moscato?

If you are looking to make your beverage, consider these recipes:


Stella Rosa Punchin’ Apple cocktail


  • 1 part Apple liquor
  • Three parts Moscato d’Asti
  • Pour the parts into a cocktail shaker and give it a shake
  • Fill a wine glass with ice, and strain the beverage as you pour over ice.
  • Top with sparkling cider, an apple wheel, and a pinch of cinnamon.


Or consider this:


Sparkling Melon Ball Sangria


  • One small seedless watermelon, seeded and scooped into balls.
  • One small cantaloupe, seeded and scooped into balls.
  • One small honeydew melon, seeded and scooped into balls.
  • One bottle of Moscato wine (750 ml)
  • Two limes, juiced
  • Two tablespoons honey
  • One bottle of sparkling wine, such as Prosecco or Brut (750ml)
  • Two limes, sliced into wheels
  • Equipment needed: 1 melon-baller, one large pitcher.
  • Combine the melon balls, Moscato wine, lime juice, and honey in a large pitcher. Stir well. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 6 hours or overnight.
  • Pour onto sparkling wine and add the lime wheels.
  • Ladle the sangria and fruit into glasses and serve.

Final thoughts on Sparkling Moscato

Remember that Moscato d’Asti is the form of muscat grape wine with the semi sparkly attribute. 

To get the full sparky effect to the wine, add a bottle of sparkling juice or cider. Think about a punch mixture for your summer pool party, or grill out. Plus, do not forget to enjoy it responsibly.