Dining and Drinking

Holiday Entertaining Tips with Missouri Wines

The holidays can be hectic and stressful, especially as you plan seasonal gatherings. The holidays are happier with Missouri wines! Here are some tips, recipes, and pairing ideas to take away some of the stress and make your holidays merry and bright. Tips What are the three main questions that come up when planning to serve wine at a get-together? …

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Head to Wine Country for the Weekend

Wine country is closer than you think. Missouri is home to more than 130 wineries and 11 wine trails. There’s fascinating history, breathtaking views, and of course who can forget about the delicious, award-winning wine? Everyone can find something appealing about Missouri wine country. Here are some ideas to inspire your next vino adventure. Like antiques? Northwest Missouri has 20+ wineries and a plethora of …

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Show-Me Five: Caramel Apples

Once upon a time, there were candy apples. Invented around the turn of the 19th century with Christmas shoppers in mind, they feature a bright red hard sugar shell, traditionally flavored with cinnamon. That original sugar-coated apple was overshadowed in the 1950s when Kraft Foods developed a way to use leftover caramel candy from Halloween. Caramel apples … you’ll know …

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Tools for Exploring MO Wine Country

Any time of year is a great time to explore Missouri wine country, but fall has a special allure. With more than 130 wineries and 12 wine trails scattered all over the state, how are you supposed to figure out where to go and when? It can be daunting, so Missouri Wines has several tools to make planning your next …

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Missouri Wine: The Seasonal Shift

Fall is here and the temperatures have cooled. For many, the change in seasons signals an internal shift. We’re ready for warm and savory comfort foods, wrapping up in a sweater and slowing things down a little. Often this season also sees a shift in wine preference as well. More red wines and rich flavors. If you’re a Missouri wine …

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Show-Me Five: Missouri Pie Shops

Let’s all be honest: as the cold weather settles in, you want comfort food and the holidays give you the perfect excuse to suspend the diet. November in the Show-Me State: it’s the perfect recipe for pie! Incredible bakeries abound in Missouri so narrowing down a selection can be tough. Every one of our Show-Me Five gets rave reviews on …

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Wild Game and Missouri Wine

Hunting is very popular in Missouri; more than 575,000 people hunt every year in the Show Me state. If you, your friends or family are part of that impressive number, then you know how delicious wild game can be. What’s better than the hearty, local meats you bring home? Pairing them perfectly with locally crafted, award-winning wines! Most game meats have a rich, …

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Discover New Wineries and Trails in Missouri Wine Country

Prior to Prohibition, Hermann alone was home to more than 60 wineries. While it took several decades to recover, Missouri wine country is back in full force and continues to grow and evolve. There are more than 130 wineries to discover across the Show Me state, six of which are new. One great way to explore Missouri wine country is …

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Find Your Favorite Pizza Styles in Missouri

In a clear example of suffering for art, I gained four pounds prepping for this article. Fortunately, the topic is pizza, so the gain was worth the pain. Somebody pass the Lipitor. Like the selection of toppings at your favorite parlor, there are a variety of pizza styles found across the U.S. In fact, one food-focused website says there are …

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Show-Me Five: Missouri Pumpkin Beers

Drink a toast to fall! If you ask the man on the street to define what “seasonal” beer in the fall means to them – my money is on the answer being Pumpkin Ale. Normally available only a few months each fall, it’s the brew for which the beer-drinking public waits all year. I’ve actually had friends keeping countdowns to …

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