Moscato sales have been great, but that does not make everyone happy at all. A wine connoisseur is mad at rappers for what he calls “ruining” Moscato’s true purpose.
According to Hiphopwired.com:
Did rappers ruin Moscato?
A wine connoisseur is calling out rappers for “ruining” Moscato, a dessert wine growing popular among many in the Hip-Hop community.
Gil Kulers released an article today in the Access Atlanta titled “Rappers Ruin Moscato.”
In it he writes,
“Where in the name of André Tchelistcheff did kids in their 20s get the idea to raise the roof with a bottle of Moscato d’Asti!?
Dessert wines are enjoyed with dessert, not in the back of a limo or as refreshment on the dance floor and certainly not with nonsweet portions of the meal.
Sweet dessert wines clash violently with things like steak, pasta, mushrooms and generally foods not considered dessert.”
The wine noted for its sweet taste and smoothness is mentioned in a number of songs by [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Drake[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Roscoe Dash[/lastfm] and even [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Trey Songz[/lastfm].
According to the “Wine Curmudgeon” however many uninformed drinkers are taking cues from Hip-Hop and incorrectly pairing the drink with foods that clash.
The article points out an example of this with a line from Trey Songz’ “Invented Sex” where Drake, not Songz who they incorrectly label as a “Hip-Hop star” raps,
“It’s a celebration…Clap clap bravo…Lobster and shrimp and a glass of moscato …finish the whole bottle”
To which he responds,
“Moscato does not go with lobster and shrimp and ranks among his last choices for a celebratory drink.”
I’m soo glad this guy has come forth and helped us out with a better understanding for the true purpose of Moscato. My question is this…How much other stuff we are using in the wrong manner and thinking we are doing it big when we aren’t?