ArticleThe Many Shades of MuscatWritten by WineMaker StaffMuscat is a complex family of grapes with a distinctive aroma tying them all together. There are hundreds of Muscat varieties, both white and red, which are used to make all styles of wine.Already a member? Log InYou'll Also Like Article FREE Making Pear Cider/Perry Hard cider doesn't have to be made from apples. Try making a pear cider (perry) this summer! Article MEMBERS ONLY Nero d’Avola: The red grape of Sicily . . . Sicily’s legacy of red wine is all about Nero d’Avola, second only to Catarratto Bianco. There are almost 18,000 hectares (about 46,000 acres) of Nero in Sicily.