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mus·ca·tel

 (mŭs′kə-tĕl′)
n.
1. A sweet fortified wine made chiefly from muscat grapes.
2. A muscat grape or raisin.

[Middle English muscadelle, partly from Medieval Latin muscātellum (from muscātus, nutmeg, musky, from Late Latin muscus, musk; see musk) and partly from Old French muscadel (from Old Provençal, diminutive of muscat, muscat; see muscat).]

muscatel

(ˌmʌskəˈtɛl) ,

muscadel

or

muscadelle

n
1. (Brewing) Also called: muscat a rich sweet wine made from muscat grapes
2. (Cookery) the grape or raisin from a muscat vine
[C14: from Old French muscadel, from Old Provençal, from moscadel, from muscat musky. See musk]

mus•ca•tel

(ˌmʌs kəˈtɛl, ˈmʌs kəˌtɛl)

n.
1. a sweet wine made from muscat grapes.
2. a muscat grape or raisin.
[1375–1425; Middle English muscadel(le) < Middle French, =muscad- (< Old Provençal muscade, feminine of muscat musky) + -elle, feminine of -el n. suffix; t < muscat, Middle French muscatel]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.muscatel - wine from muscat grapes
muscat grape, muscatel, muscat - sweet aromatic grape used for raisins and wine
fortified wine - wine to which alcohol (usually grape brandy) has been added
2.muscatel - sweet aromatic grape used for raisins and wine
vinifera grape - grape from a cultivated variety of the common grape vine of Europe
muscadel, muscadelle, muscatel, muscat - wine from muscat grapes
Translations

muscatel

[ˌmʌskəˈtel]
A. ADJmoscatel
B. Nmoscatel m

muscatel

n (= wine)Muskateller m
References in classic literature ?
The countess left the arm of Monte Cristo, and gathered a bunch of Muscatel grapes.
"Madame, I never eat Muscatel grapes," replied Monte Cristo, as if the subject had not been mentioned before.
Down in the bottom of a deep locker he found a dozen bottles of angelica and muscatel. These had come down from the kitchen cellar of the ranch along with the home-preserved fruits and jellies.
The characteristics of the processing of Muscatel grape products, in the Axarqua, have been maintained for generations of farmers, with traditional techniques in cultivation, harvesting, passaging and chopping-shelling.
However, the most distinguished flavour of Darjeeling tea praised as "muscatel" in the second flush season is mainly derived from the original Chinese tea bush, which is over 100 years old--Nepali orthodox tea cannot compete as the majority is manufactured from the limited varieties of young clonal bush.
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Serves 6-8 Ingredients 400ml cold water 250g golden caster sugar 125g unsalted butter 3 tbsp treacle 2 tbsp ground cinnamon 2 tsp ground cloves 1/2 tsp of ground mixed spice 750g dried seedless muscatel raisins (soaked overnight in brandy or marsala) 150ml brandy, marsala wine to soak the raisins and to treat the cake once baked 450g plain flour 3 tsp bicarbonate of soda A pinch of fine sea salt Granulated sugar A dash of brandy to set alight Method 1 Before you start with the cake, soak the muscatel raisins overnight in the brandy or marsala.
Leche flan tastes better with late-harvest dessert wines, German and Austrian auslese, or spalese, or white moscato and muscatel.
In Germany Clary Sage is mixed with elderflowers and used by vintners to form a muscatel.
vernaccia, the dark wine of Mascali, muscatel, the Calabrese wine, Malvasia, Risalaimi, and Ciacuddi versus the non-local wines of France, Cyprus and even Florence, which he considers "not good wines at all, waters spiced for show" (p.
However, Darjeeling's tea planters are hoping that the GI tag to the varieties of muscatel flavour tea (a unique taste found in some variants of Darjeeling tea) would help the industry regain its market share in future, particularly once the supply normalises.