Tag Archives: St. James

Missouri Eats: Just a Taste

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Eric Taylor and Casey Stuck moved to St. James, Missouri, a year ago to start their own winery, Eagles’ Landing; Just A Taste was originally supposed to be its tasting bar. Since opening in October, it’s evolved into so much more, using the area’s Italian-American heritage as a jumping-off point. Each dish is listed with recommendations from the restaurant’s 20 …

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Missouri’s Rich History of Winemaking

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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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Seven of Missouri Wine Country’s Best-Kept Secrets

Missouri is a great state for grape-growing and wineries.

1.       The Country’s First Wine Country! Yes, Augusta, Missouri, was named the first American Viticulture Area on June 20, 1980.  Napa was second.   The Ozark Mountain AVA, encompassing sections of southern Missouri extending into Northwest Arkansas and Northeast Oklahoma, was established in Aug. 1, 1986.  The Hermann and Ozark Highlands AVA’s were designated later in 1987.  The AVA distinction is …

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The Tour to Jefferson City

TV view of race into town

Yesterday, the Tour of Missouri began around 2 p.m. in St. James and the cyclists rode approximately 110 miles to Jefferson City. Now those not familiar with this area, let me tell you, the hills are mountainous and the curves are dangerous. The leaders arrived in Jefferson City shortly before 6 p.m. From there, they did three rounds around the …

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