Dining and Drinking

Missouri Wine and Brunch

Somewhere between the crack of dawn and afternoon siesta lies the delicious and wonderfully lazy affair known as brunch; one of the many things to love about the weekend. Whether your tastes buds crave savory or sweet (or a combination of both), Missouri offers a variety of destinations to enjoy indulgent dishes and fully sanctioned day drinking. These restaurants feature …

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4 Ways to Enjoy Missouri Fruit Wines

Fruit wine sounds a little redundant, doesn’t it? After all, wine is made from grapes and grapes are fruit, right? Not exactly. The term “fruit wine” refers to any wine made from fruit other than grapes. Many Missouri wineries make delicious, award-winning fruit wines. Common flavors are peach, cherry, blackberry, apple and strawberry, but as you explore Missouri wine country you’ll …

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5 Missouri Wineries Where You Can Rosé All Day

It’s time to think pink! Are you a rosé enthusiast? There are 125+ wineries all across Missouri and almost every one of them has a delicious, fun rosé perfect for sipping on the patio or with your favorite snack. Be sure to look for rosé on your next Missouri wine adventure, especially at these five wineries. Each of these Show-Me …

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Browne’s: An Irish Legacy

Missouri is lucky enough to be home to approximately 835,000 residents (13.8 percent) that claim Irish heritage, according to U.S. Census data. There is even an St. Patrick, Missouri, but that’s another story. I don’t have a drop of Irish blood in me, yet when I stepped through the brass-handled, wooden doors of Browne’s Irish Marketplace in Kansas City, I …

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Norton: The History of Missouri’s Most Famous Wine

The Norton grape makes complex, luscious dry red wines, deep and intense dessert wines and a little of everything else in between. It’s a Missouri favorite that has brought notoriety and attention to the Missouri wine industry since 1873. Take a look back at the history of this all-American wine and how it found a willing and accepting home here …

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Come for the Baseball Stay for the Wine

Missouri baseball fans are some of the best in the world. As you’re planning your next trip to the ballpark, whether you’re headed to Kaufman or Busch Stadium, include a Missouri winery or two on your itinerary.   Wineries near St. Louis: The Augusta/Defiance area just southwest of St Louis is home to: Augusta Winery Balducci Vineyards Blumenhof Vineyards & …

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Spring Festivals and Events for Missouri Wine Lovers

Shake off your winter doldrums at these fun festivals and events featuring local wineries. Whether you’re interested in an old-fashioned good time, or want to toast the new life of spring, these events are a great way to celebrate the season in Show Me wine country. Cork & More Wine Walk in downtown New Franklin – March 17 Stroll downtown …

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Try These Missouri Decadent Desserts on Fat Tuesday

Today is officially Mardi Gras – French for Fat Tuesday – a day famous for satisfying your ultimate food cravings, not to mention parades, beads and hurricanes (but that’s another story). To celebrate, indulge in one (or two… or three) of the Show-Me State’s extravagant desserts sure to appease any sweet tooth. Visit Cyrano’s Café in St. Louis where pastry …

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6 Ways to Celebrate Drink Wine Day in Missouri

Finally, a holiday we can really get excited about! Drink Wine Day is observed on February 18, and is the perfect opportunity to start a new tradition you can look forward to all year long. Here are some ideas on how you can celebrate… Head to your local winery. Where better to celebrate? Wine country is closer than you think with 130+ …

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11 Wine Trails to Discover in Missouri Wine Country

Missouri has more than 130 wineries and many of them have grouped together in their areas to form eleven unique wine trails. Pre-planned wine adventures… yes, please! Augusta Wine Growers Association The Augusta Wine Growers Association is located in the middle of the first area ever designated as an official American Viticulture Area, (you guessed it!) Augusta, Mo. Taste the …

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