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Muscat is a family of grapes that is widely grown for wine, raisins and table grapes. They range in color from white to almost black. Muscat grapes are grown around the world in Italy, France, Greece, Spain, Australia, and California. One variety of Muscat is one of only three grapes allowed for making sherry. Pisco is a brandy made in Peru from Muscat grapes. Metaxa is a brandy liqueur from Greece which uses Muscat wine. Australia uses muscat grapes to make a fortified wine of the same name. Muscat grapes are also a major variety grown for wine in Chile.

Varieties of muscat grapes:

Muscat is also the capital of Oman.