Dining and Drinking

22 Missouri Wineries that Used to Be Something Else

Adaptive reuse is a popular term for the process of reusing an old site or building for a purpose other than it was designed for. It’s seen by many as a key factor in land conservation and reduction of sprawl, but it also makes for some pretty interesting stories! The wineries listed below are some of those in Missouri that …

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21 Wine Terms To Use When Visiting MO Wine Country

Wine tasting can be a little intimidating sometimes, but it doesn’t have to be. Knowing the lingo can go a long way to making you feel more comfortable diving into the delicious world of wine. Missouri is home to more than 130 wineries, and they all offer tastings of some variety. Learn these tasting terms and you’re ready to head out …

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5 Tips for Chilling Wine Quickly

It’s summertime in Missouri. We all know what that means… it’s hot and humid. What could be better on a sweltering day than a glass of refreshing, chilled Missouri wine? Not much. However, getting your wine chilled quickly or keeping it nice and cool can be a bit of a challenge in the summer heat. So here are some tips. …

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5 Must-Try Patios in CoMo

Gentle breezes, the sounds of the city and enjoying the outdoors are among the top reasons to enjoy patio dining in Columbia. The best reason, of course, is the food. Columbia has a wealth of excellent restaurants, with many offering both fun and intimate settings for your next meal out. And by out, we mean, outdoors! Flat Branch Pub and …

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Missouri Barbecue Musts

A benevolent cousin recently re-ignited my passion for barbecue (not that the flame needed much stoking) by gifting me an electric smoker. Since then, most of my weekends have been spent prepping and smoking pork shoulders and ribs – even chicken that turns out pretty well – while keeping my trusty charcoal grill fired up for burgers and hot dogs. …

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Fall Festivals in MO Wine Country

Fall in Missouri is beautiful! The weather is great, the leaves start to change colors and it’s the perfect time to enjoy Show Me wine country! Fall festivals are a blast and celebrate the bounty of the season. Check out these exciting upcoming festivals where you can enjoy award-winning local wines and the beauty of Missouri wine country. September 2017 …

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10 Must-Visit Missouri Winery Patios

The view in Missouri wine country is hard to beat, and the relaxing environment welcomes guests to unwind and let the stress be carried away on the breeze. Check out these must-visit patios and outdoor spaces at Missouri wineries! Les Bourgeois Vineyards in Rocheport is situated on a bluff top and offers abundant outdoor seating, some covered, overlooking the Missouri …

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Meet Missouri’s Favorite White Wine: Vignoles

Vignoles (pronounced veen-yole) is a French-American hybrid grape that has gained massive popularity in Missouri because not only does it grow well in our demanding Midwest climate, but it makes deliciously fruity wines. Vignoles wines are made in a wide range of sweetness levels from dry, to decadently sweet dessert wines, and everything in between, most commonly semi-sweet and full …

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Gezellig Tap House & Bottleshop

The beer selection at Gezellig Tap House & Bottleshop is a thing of brewed beauty. Nearly 700 different bottled varieties occupy an enormous illuminated cooler, while 28 more draft options await behind the bar. The bar-meets-bottle shop debuted in The Grove in December, providing a cozy new gathering place for beer-lovers in St. Louis. Owner and certified cicerone Brandon Cavanagh …

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Meet the Award Winning Missouri Wines of 2017

For more than thirty years, local wineries have entered their wines in the Missouri Wine Competition with the hope of winning the top award for best wine in the state, the coveted Governor’s Cup. This year was no different with 308 entries from 31 different wineries across the Show Me state. A panel of judges made up of wine experts …

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