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Moscatos similar to Michele Chiarlo Nivole

We can buy it for $8-9 in NoVA/DMV as well. Moscatos arent as popular in the midwest, so the stores here are buying them at much smaller quantities. They are paying more bottle which is passed on to me.

Jul 28, 2012
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Moscatos similar to Michele Chiarlo Nivole

That agrees with what we have found so far.

Jul 28, 2012
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Moscatos similar to Michele Chiarlo Nivole

Piggly Wiggly can order the Nivole for $15.99, one dollar less than Steve's, but they're a lot further.

Next up: Bricco Riella Moscato D'Asti.

Jul 27, 2012
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Moscatos similar to Michele Chiarlo Nivole

There are Piggly Wiggly's here. I placed a call to them, they are supposed to call me back.

Jul 25, 2012
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Moscatos similar to Michele Chiarlo Nivole

I'll look for it, thanks.

Jul 25, 2012
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Moscatos similar to Michele Chiarlo Nivole

Well . . . we just did a blind taste test tonight between the Nivole, the Luccio, and something I found at Woodmans today called "Cupcake Vineyards" (it was the next price point up in the Moscato D'Asti's) . . . the Nivole was a CLEAR winner, the Cupcake one was a distant second, and the Luccio was third. So I'll still be buying D'Asti's until I run out of whatever Woodmans has to offer!

Jul 23, 2012
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Moscatos similar to Michele Chiarlo Nivole

Updates:

Steve's was able to get the Nivole for $17 for a 375ml bottle. I dont remember if I posted that before or not, but considering that most other Moscatos seem to be ~$10 for 750ml, I decided to keep looking.

Using you guy's suggestions, I decided to start with other Moscato D'Asti's. Steve's recommended Luccio Moscato D'Asti which she loved (we havent cracked the Nivole yet to see how close it comes, but given all the stuff she's hated up til now, it seemed incredible in comparison). Turns out my favorite grocery store (Woodman's) has the Luccio for half the price of Steves.

Since Woodman's is down the street from my house, I'm just going to pick up one bottle at a time of the D'Asti's they stock, starting from the lowest price point (interestingly, the Luccio) on up.

I'm finding this fun-- interesting as before dating her I was a 100% non drinker. All of my exes and friends either drank for social reasons or not at all. She drinks only because she's a foodie. I'm a foodie too.

Jul 23, 2012
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Moscatos similar to Michele Chiarlo Nivole

She's having a hard time with moving and a new job . . . I'd like to find as many of the little things from home to make her happy . . .

Whoever said I'd get in trouble for buying the whole case is correct . . . "I told you not to order online, see you never listen!"

Jul 20, 2012
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Moscatos similar to Michele Chiarlo Nivole

I think that's the same store I found online initially. I was about to order 4 bottles of the Nivole and 2 of a sweet riesling she likes, and she was like "dont pay shipping, we'll just find something else we like locally". We tried 3 bottles locally so far and didnt like any of them, so I'm back on the hunt!

Jul 19, 2012
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Moscatos similar to Michele Chiarlo Nivole

Hmmmm . . . I think I might get yelled at for ordering a full case of 12 . . . but if I bought the case, kept it in storage, and only brought out one or two at a time . . .

I was hoping to find something very similar that was available locally, so I wouldnt have to order. But it's not a bad option.

Jul 19, 2012
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Moscatos similar to Michele Chiarlo Nivole

Fairly accurate :)

Jul 19, 2012
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Moscatos similar to Michele Chiarlo Nivole

How did you find that? Every online order I priced out worked out to being $14 or more for a single bottle, or $18 or more for two.

Jul 19, 2012
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Moscatos similar to Michele Chiarlo Nivole

I visited both of those stores in person. I also called the sub distributor which is Phillips, 608-222-9177. They were the ones that suggested I try Steve's again.

Jul 19, 2012
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Moscatos similar to Michele Chiarlo Nivole

I'm still confused with the celltracker link. It opens a list of over 1000 wines. Are you suggesting all those will be similar?

Jul 18, 2012
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Moscatos similar to Michele Chiarlo Nivole

Any suggestions for common ones? I think the thing she likes about the Michele Chiarlo is that it is sweet and low alcohol-- a good wine for someone who doesnt really like wine.

Jul 18, 2012
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Moscatos similar to Michele Chiarlo Nivole

Thanks, I'll consider that.

BTW calling the distributor wasnt helpful. They referred me to three local stores, none of which stocked it or could order it.

I tried Steve's again, this time they said they could get it at $16/half bottle. Ouch, considering it's $8 in stores on the east coast and $10 online. Still not bad for a wine we both like!

Jul 18, 2012
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Moscatos similar to Michele Chiarlo Nivole

I looked online. Shipping costs more than the bottle. She said "that's not worth it, we'll find another one we like". So far we've tried three from Woodmans and disliked all of them.

Jul 18, 2012
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Moscatos similar to Michele Chiarlo Nivole

I called Steve's already, they had never heard of it and couldn't order it. I called all the stores listed under "wine" in the yellow pages

Your second suggestion gave me 3 more stores to try.

I don't understand the link in your third suggestion, but I will spend some more time reading it tomorrow.

Thanks!

Jul 17, 2012
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Moscatos similar to Michele Chiarlo Nivole

MY fiance's favorite wine is the Michele Chiarlo Nivole Moscato. She recently moved to my hometown of Madison, WI and there is no one that sells it here. Can you recommend something similar that might be available here? Thanks!

Jul 17, 2012
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