Cameron Hughes Lot 311, findingourwaynow.comI found this wine at Costco. It was recommended buy their store wine buyer when I heard what I was looking for.  I was in search of an aperitif (sweeter wine) for Mother’s Day that would go well with a variety of dishes.  I am usually not a sweet wine drinker, but I loved this wine.  It was so refreshing, just what the description said it would be.

Cameron Hughes Lot 311 Moscato d’Asti 2011

Cameron HughesLot 311 Moscato d’ Asti 2011 is distributed exclusively by Cameron Hughes Wine.  Cameron Hughes, founded in 2001, makes, imports, and distributes ultra-premium wines distributed nationally that can be found in food chains, grocery stores, restaurants and online.  Their main focus is to bring exceptional wines to the ordinary wine drinker at reasonable prices.  They do this by partnering with the finest growers and wineries in the world, making it possible for them to deliver consistently high quality wines. Because of this Cameron Hughes is a highly regarded brand in the wine industry.

Cameron Hughes Lot 311, findingourwaynow.comMoscato d’Asti is referred to as an aromatic wine because of the aromas and perfumes of the grapes. The wine it produces has the same perfumes and aromas.  In other words, it delivers what it promises.  Moscato d’Asti wine grapes are found in the southern part of Piedmont Italy.  This particular winemaker for Cameron Hughes has been making wine for four generations.

An interesting fact about Cameron Hughes Wine is their a strong commitment and belief that it is important to give back to the community.  They donate 10% of the proceeds from their wine tastings events to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). They also support a variety of charitable, educational, and other non-profit organizations by donating their wine for fundraising purposes.

Cameron Hughes Lot 311, findingourwaynow.comThis is what the winemaker has to say about Cameron Hughes Lot 311 – Moscato d’ Asti 2011:

“Luscious and effervescent notes of jasmine, honeysuckle and white peach coming through on the palate. Beautiful and bright, this is a perfect aperitif.”

This is very refreshing and delightful wine that you can comfortably serve as an aperitif.  It’s effervescence adds so much to the experience.  It’s not too sweet but just sweet enough to serve on a warm spring day with a little sweet on the side.  Just what any Mother, or anyone else for that matter, would enjoy

You can find Cameron Hughes Lot 311 on their website or at,,,, CostPlus/World Market and any good wine purveyor.

Time for a glass…

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  • Cheryl Therrien

    I love that they give back to worthy causes! Those are the companies I like to purchase from, even if it costs a bit more to do. :)

    • Susan Cooper

      I feel exactly the same way Cheryl, When ever I find a company wine or otherwise that does charitable stuff like this, they will always get my business. :-)

  • Jon Jefferson

    I love your tag line.

    I tend to lean toward dry reds most of the time. But occasionally I run across a sweet wine that I find enjoyable. I always rely on a friends recommendation to find those.

    • Susan Cooper

      Thanks Jon, I’m never sure what the difference is but there are sweeter wines I just love and then are the ones I would definitely pass on. :-)

  • HB

    This sounds like a great choice for Mother’s Day. Thanks for the recommendation. I know my Mom will love it.

    • Susan Cooper

      It is, HB. Now I just need to find more of for that special day… LOL. :-)

  • Jo-Anne

    Sounds very nice for those who like wine……………….

    • Susan Cooper

      It really is Jo-Anne. I think even you would like this one. :-)

  • Rebecca Thompson

    I tend to drink a lot of Australian reds – particularly Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. They are full and well rounded wines which I like. I do drink others from around the world, but we really have learnt to pull out some really fantastic wines her in old Aus :)
    Having said that, we recently discovered a German Reisling which we have just polished off. I think it was Peirot, but as we drank the last of this wine over the weekend, I can’t be sure. Not usually a Reisling fan, but this was really good.

    • Susan Cooper

      Hi rebecca, The Australian Shiraz and Cabs are amazing. I’ll need to take a look at a good Australian wine to review for you. :-)

      A good German Riesling can change anyone’s mind in regards to this sweeter wines. :-)

  • Jeri Walker-Bickett

    Every now and then, I come across a sweet wine that I like. They usually tend to be Reislings. I can say I learned something new today in that I wasn’t aware that aromatic wines match their flavors. The way people can smell so many different things in a bouquet still amazes me ;)

    • Susan Cooper

      I’m with you on that Riesling thing. This wine was a hugh surprise to me. I am now looking for more of it.

      Most people don’t know that about aromatic wines. I do find it fascinating. :-)

  • HomeJobsbyMOM

    Sounds like a wine I might like. My dad and grandma are huge fans of Costco. I would if they have come across this wine.

    • Susan Cooper

      It was a surprise to me Krystle. I am now in search of more of it. It flew off the shelf for a reason. If they have I would love to know what they thought. :-)

  • Michael Belk

    Susan, this sounds like the type of wine I am looking for. I wanted a sweet wine and I have heard good things about Moscato.

    I am not familiar with many wines, but keep introducing me to varieties.

    • Susan Cooper

      Hi Michael, If you can find this delight, I think you’d really enjoy it.

      I will do my best in that regards… LOL. :0(

  • Along Came Mary

    Same here, not a sweet wine person. I love that often we find excellent wines in places we may not think, like CostCo! :)

    • Susan Cooper

      Hi Mary, I know. That is the coolest part of it sometimes. As a side note Costco is known for it wine buying expertise (their buyer is a sommelier) and is a great place to find outstanding wines at a reasonable price. :-)

  • Elizabeth Scott

    I remember a recent wine we tried and it was WAY to sweet. Like drinking grape juice. :-)
    I would like to try this one. Hopefully I willnot pour out my glass and the bottle for that matter.

    • Susan Cooper

      Hi Elizabeth, I know you’d love this wine. I am in search of to share with you when you next visit. :-)

  • Mad Lemmings

    Love Moscato D’asti! Obviously not for main courses. Have you tried Gewurz Traminer too? not always sweet but usually. From Alsasce. Helps when you live close to it all (neutral Switzerland). Nice review!

    • Susan Cooper

      Hi there Mad Lemmings (love the name), I do too and thank you. I have not and will certainly go in search of it. I haven’t been to Alsasce but will go there sometime in the future for sure. :-)

  • Adrienne Smith

    Sounds like one I’d really enjoy Susan, I do love the sweet flavors myself. Yummy!!!

    • Susan Cooper

      Hi Adrienne, Then I do believe you would love this wine. Enjoy. :-)

  • A.K.Andrew

    Sounds like a great choice Susan and fantastic they are donate some of their proceeds to a good cause.

    • Susan Cooper

      Hi AK, It really is and I do love that they work to make a difference in the world. :-)

  • Rebecca Rider

    Love Moscato – it’s the perfect wine to enjoy at 9 pm-ish after putting my son to sleep. :)

    • Susan Cooper

      Hi Rebecca, Oh, then you will LOVE this one. I can see how that would be a great way to end a very busy and hectic day. Can I come over? :D