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8 Small-Town Wineries to Explore

Off the beaten path and away from the hustle and bustle you’ll find these wineries. They’re ready to take you in and give you a unique and relaxing experience away from the stress and hurry of daily life. Each offering their own brand of small town charm, these eight wineries are worth the extra time and drive… that’s part of …

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Chardonel: Missouri’s Classic White Wine

Chardonel is a hybrid grape with two well-known parents, Chardonnay and Seyval Blanc, but this grape doesn’t hide in the shadows. Missouri’s classic white wine, Chardonel, is the perfect pairing for spring weather, food, and fun. That’s why April has been named Chardonel Month! Pronounced shar-doe-nel, this white grape embodies the best characteristics of both Chardonnay and Seyval Blanc, producing …

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Show Me Wine Country: Augusta

Augusta is a quaint town on Highway 94 just southwest of St. Louis, and as you approach the area you’ll start to notice something you may not be accustomed to seeing along the Missouri countryside, grape vines. Augusta is one of Missouri’s premier winemaking regions and the country’s first official designated wine region. In 1980, Augusta was named an American …

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Missouri Winery Tasting Room Tips

There are more than 130 wineries in Missouri and they are all a little different. That’s the beauty, right? Visiting a winery can be a truly fantastic experience, and one of the best parts is the wine tasting. However, if you’re new to wine or just new to wineries, saddling up to a winery tasting bar can be intimidating. It doesn’t …

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Discover Missouri Mead

Mead, the world is oldest known fermented beverage, is gaining popularity with Missouri wineries and consumers. Mead, nicknamed honey wine, is made from fermenting honey and water (and yeast, usually). More and more local wineries are making a vast variety of meads and Missourians are loving them. Have you tried Missouri mead, yet? Mead can be made in many different …

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Spring Festivals and Events for Missouri Wine Lovers

Shake off your winter doldrums at these fun festivals and events featuring local wineries. Whether you’re interested in an old-fashioned good time, or want to toast the new life of spring, these events are a great way to celebrate the season in Show Me wine country. New Franklin Cork & More Wine Walk in downtown New Franklin – March 18 …

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Why You Should Be Sipping Missouri Dessert Wines

What is dessert wine, exactly? It’s a fairly overarching category of decadently sweet, complex wines that are often enjoyed with or as dessert in small glasses, one indulgent, delicious sip at a time. Missouri wineries make several styles of dessert wines. In this post we’ll break them down: First things first, let’s clarify Port vs. “dessert wine” verbiage. Not all …

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Missouri Wine Always Pairs Well with Missouri Chocolate

Much like wine, high quality chocolate is something to be savored and appreciated. The fermentation of grapes for wine and cacao seeds for chocolate is what gives both their complex flavors. Some dark chocolate is even aged like wine to bring out more of its delicious qualities. With so many similarities, it is no surprise that wine and chocolate are …

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Super Bowl LI Calls for MO Wine

Down. Set. Hut-hut! The 51st installment of the biggest game in professional football is almost here. Sunday, February 5th, the top teams will faceoff. Whether you’re hosting a Super Bowl soiree or going to a friend’s, we’ve got some great ideas for winning food and local wine match ups. Do you dip? Guacamole is a festive favorite that pairs perfectly …

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Missouri Adventures for First Dates, Long-Time Mates

Romance. For some, the word conjures up images of dates gone wrong, loves lost and chances blown. For others, it’s a reminder of love shared with a significant other, fond memories and future promise. It doesn’t matter into which camp you fall, one thing that’s generally true is you want a little romance in your life – if for no …

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