Tag Archives: Missouri Wine

Local Fish + Local Wine = A Great Catch!

An abundance of rivers, lakes and streams means Missouri is full of great spots to relax with your line in the water. Whatever may be biting, there’s a local, award-winning wine to go with your catch of the day. Try out these recipes and pairing ideas: Trout Trout Stuffed with Crab is delicious with a crisp, citrusy Vidal Blanc; and …

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Meet Missouri’s Vidal Blanc

  If we only had one word to describe Vidal Blanc, it would be versatile. Vidal Blanc is a French-American hybrid white grape that is used to make everything from sparkling wines, to crisp, dry white wines, and decadent dessert wines. Here’s a breakdown of everything you need to know about Missouri Vidal Blanc.   The best way to get …

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Fromage Fort a la Missouri Wine

Never let good cheese go to waste. This Show-Me State take on a French classic is a delicious way to use every last bit of the cheese in your refrigerator. You can use any combination of cheese for this super speedy recipe. Fromage Fort can be used as a spread at room temperature or broil it on top of bread …

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One Day Missouri Wine Trips

Exploring Missouri wine country for a week (or two) sounds like the perfect getaway, but what if you don’t have that much time to dedicate to your wine adventure? Don’t worry: with 10 wine trails and more than 125 wineries in the “Show Me” State, there’s a wine region closer than you might think. Spring is a great time to …

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10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Missouri Wines

1 – Missouri has an official state grape (and it’s pretty awesome). The Norton grape was named the official state grape of Missouri in 2003. Norton is known for making big, bold, dry red wine and is completely unlike any other varietal. 2 – Missouri makes A LOT of wine. Missouri wineries produce more than 1.25 million gallons of wine …

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Cheers to Missouri Graduates

College is tough. It takes a lot of time, dedication, and focus. So, when you’re finally graduating, it’s time to celebrate! These local, award-winning wineries are a stone’s throw from Missouri’s best-known college towns and are the perfect place to raise a glass to our “Show Me” State graduates! College Town Nearby Wineries Columbia Les Bourgeois Vineyards & Winery in …

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Spring Awakens in Missouri Vineyards

Spring means new life, an awakening, and that is exactly what is happening in the vineyards of Missouri wine country with “bud break”. Bud break is the start of the annual growing cycle for grape vines. It’s the first sign of life in the vineyards after the vines laid dormant through the winter. So, what exactly is bud break? It’s …

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Enjoy the Sophistication of a Norhattan

Classic and classy, this cocktail is as complex in flavor as it is simple to make. The woody earthiness comes through from the oak flavors in the wine and the whiskey. The dark fruit notes of the Norton add depth to this delicious drink. Sip on one tonight! Norhattan Ingredients: 2 oz       Missouri Norton (dry red wine) 2 oz       …

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Enjoy Spring with a Missouri White Wine Lemon Bundt Cake

Vidal Blanc wine is light and bright with delicious citrusy notes. It’s perfect for adding extra flavor to this springtime lemon cake. This recipe is simple and delightful! Don’t forget the glaze; it might be the best part!   Lemon White Wine Bundt Cake Prep Time- 25 minutes           |    Cook Time- 45-55 minutes Ingredients: Pan prep– 2 tbsp     …

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Missouri’s Rich History of Winemaking

Winemaking has deep roots in Missouri, if you’ll forgive the pun. Learn more about the rich and robust history of wine in the “Show Me” State. 1837 German settlers established the town of Hermann on the banks of the Missouri River. Although too rocky for many crops, the ground around Hermann was well-suited for growing wine grapes. A decade later, …

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