Dining and Drinking

Missouri Wine Reduction Sauce Recipe

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Wine and food are meant to go together. This wine reduction sauce is simple to make and adds complexity and richness to any dish you put it on. It’s exceptional with meats, but goes well with roasted vegetables too. Prep Time- 5 minutes       |    Cook Time- 20 minutes Ingredients: 1 ½  cup       Red wine ½  cup          Balsamic …

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Missouri Winery Tasting Room Tips

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There are more than 130 wineries in Missouri and they are all a little different. If you’re new to wine or just new to wineries, saddling up to a winery tasting bar can be intimidating. It doesn’t have to be though. Here are some tips and suggestions on how to get the most out of your “Show Me” wine experience. …

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Missouri Eats: Gaslight

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Bar-goers have a new destination for food, drinks and live music at a recently renovated space on The Hill. Gaslight, an homage to St. Louis’ midcentury Gaslight Square entertainment district, aims to delight its patrons with three components: a full bar, Latin American-inspired eats and an in-house recording studio so visitors can watch musicians record live. Guests can get a …

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Concord: Taste the Sweetness of a Missouri Summer

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In July the days are warmer and longer, making it just the right time to sit back and sip a glass of Missouri Concord. Take in the sweetness of the wine and summertime. July is Concord Month and this American grape is being celebrated all throughout the “Show Me” State. Concord is known for a candy-like sweetness and aromas of …

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Missouri Eats: Krokstrom Klubb & Market

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The Scandinavian-inspired Krokstom Klubb & Market opened in February and has already developed a lively bar program thanks to co-owner and general manager Josh Rogers. He has worked to develop a list of Scandinavian liquors, cocktails and meads to complement the food on chef-owner Katee McLean’s seafood- and vegetable-focused menu. Aquavit, a Scandinavian liquor distilled from grain or potatoes and …

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Missouri Eats: The Golden Girl Rum Club

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Serving up a bit of paradise, The Golden Girl Rum Club on Springfield, Missouri’s Park Central Square offers fresh specialty cocktails and premium rums. Classic drinks like the Manhattan are reimagined with rum and citrus undertones. The Yours & Mai Tai, made with several rums, is one of co-owner Rogan Howitt’s favorite menu items thanks to his housemade pistachio-orgeat and …

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Missouri Eats: The Muddled Pig Gastropub

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After several years working in kitchens together, Michelle Allender and Austin Hamblin are striking out on their own. In February, the pair, who most recently helped open Bella Vino Wine Bar & Tapas in St. Charles, Missouri, debuted The Muddled Pig Gastropub in the former home of The Wood in Maplewood, Missouri. True to its name, the restaurant puts a …

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Mouth-watering Missouri Norton BBQ Sauce Recipe

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Whether you’re grilling or smoking, cooking out is synonymous with summer. Missouri wine in your glass, something delicious on the grill and fresh air in your lungs. Who could ask for more? How about adding mouth-watering homemade barbecue sauce to the mix? Perfection! This BBQ sauce is rich (thanks to the wine), slightly sweet, and nicely thick with just a …

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Missouri Eats: Prime Sushi

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Prime Sushi opened late last year in the former Accurso’s Italian Restaurant space; owners Steve and Jasmine Young reworked the interior into a charming and playful mashup of the former Italian spot with a sleek sushi bar. Prime Sushi’s menu is about half raw and half hot dishes: You’ll find sushi, sashimi, maki rolls and combination platters offered alongside bento …

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Missouri Wineries on the Waterfront

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Sitting, glass of wine in hand, laughing with friends is how many Missourians would describe their favorite way to relax.  What makes it even better? How about a serene waterfront view? Whether it is a lake, river, stream, or pond, many Missouri wineries play host to beautiful waterfront. Wineries around the state put their waterfront properties to good use, not …

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