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Wines You Should Try This Holiday Season

Rather than grabbing your go-to wine this holiday season, get outside of your comfort zone. Lake Effect's wine contributor Ray Fister recommends you try moscato d'Asti, which is an Italian sparkling white wine.

The holidays and all of its glory create the perfect opportunity to try new things — like wine for example. Wine expert Ray Fister sat down with Lake Effect's Bonnie North to discuss the best wines to try over the holidays and the impact that the California wildfires has on the wine industry.

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Moscato d'Asti is an Italian white sparkling wine.

Fister recommends you try something a bit sweeter, unique and Italian this holiday rather than choosing the old reliable you know and love. Next time you're out shopping for your holiday gatherings, grab a bottle of moscato d'Asti.

"Give them a shot and see what you think," says Fister. "Make a note and take a picture so you know what you bought and what you liked because the world of wine ... it's just wide open."

Maggie Holdorf
Maggie Holdorf started as a WUWM Lake Effect intern in September 2019.
Bonnie North
Bonnie joined WUWM in March 2006 as the Arts Producer of the locally produced weekday magazine program Lake Effect.
Ray Fister is the co-creator and voice of the wine blog and podcast Life Between the Vines. Fister is also the owner and engineer of 5th Floor Recording Company. He has 30 years experience in professional recording, including 21 years working in the Milwaukee market.