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Are you a Missouri Wine MVP? Earn Rewards for Visiting Wineries

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The Missouri Wine and Grape Board recently announced the launch of the Missouri Winery Visitors’ Program (MVP).  MVP encourages you to visit Missouri wineries where you collect points that may be redeemed for rewards.  The more wineries you visit, the more points you can earn to redeem for rewards such as cool MVP gear, fun wine experiences, and special sweepstakes …

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Harvest in Missouri: Grapes to Glass

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Harvest is a really big deal in wine country; and for good reason! It’s a year of hard work coming to fruition, and at the same time, it’s the beginning of another lengthy yet exciting journey from grape to glass (AKA the winemaking process). Grape harvests in Missouri generally begin in late August and continue through the middle of October. …

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Grab a Bite on the Katy Trail

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Missouri’s Katy Trail is an excellent gateway to a variety of Missouri adventures. Not only does the 240-mile trail offer quick access to campgrounds and fantastic photo opportunities, it’s located close to a several bed and breakfasts, retail shops, cities of varying sizes and, naturally, excellent restaurants and wineries. No matter what types of food and drink your palate prefers, …

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Missouri Eats: Les Bourgeois Vineyards Tasting Room

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In 31 years, Les Bourgeois Vineyards Tasting Room & Gift Shop has never stopped trying new things. The family-owned winery recently expanded its tasting room, which is situated just off of Interstate 70 in Rocheport, Missouri. The expansion enhances Les Bourgeois’ other facilities, including its popular Blufftop Bistro, outdoor A-frame and adjacent production center. Les Bourgeois recently partnered with Broadway …

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7 Tailgating Tips for Missouri Wine-lovers

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Football season is upon us. Cheering on your team, gathering with friends, and making memories; what could be better? Tailgating is a tried and true tradition for most football fans, and it is a great time… if you’re prepared. We’ve got some tips to help you stay at the top of your tailgating game this season. Make a game plan …

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Celebrate Oktoberfest in Missouri

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Break out the lederhosen and get ready for a smidgen of schnitzel. It’s almost fall, when communities across Missouri celebrate the state’s German heritage at Oktoberfest. German roots run deep in the Show-Me State, which is one of the reasons Missouri has a designated German Heritage Corridor encompassing several counties, and the city of St. Louis, situated along the Missouri …

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Great Missouri Wines for Brunch

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It doesn’t have to be five o’clock somewhere to enjoy a delicious glass of Missouri wine. The idea of brunch, a portmanteau of breakfast and lunch, is thought to have been around since the late 1800s and can be as casual or elegant as you like. One thing is sure, adding Missouri wine to your next brunch is a must! …

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A Toast to Springfield: Wineries

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The craft beverage industry is thriving in Springfield and the Ozarks. Local establishments produce local libations like never before. This post is one of three that focus on the libation crafters of the Springfield area. Click here to see the entire series.  From successful wineries to hometown breweries, the Springfield area is home to a growing number of local businesses …

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Missouri Eats: KC Wineworks

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On April 1, urban winery KC Wineworks opened its 5,500-square-foot tasting room, event space and production facility in Kansas City’s Crossroads Arts District. The tasting room’s gear-shaped cherry-wood bar was custom-built to allow people to congregate around it without feeling crowded. Here, you can try five 1-ounce wine pours for $7, or purchase anything by the glass or bottle to …

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Find Adventure on a Missouri Wine Trail

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Missouri has more than 130 wineries and many of them have grouped together in their areas to form ten unique wine trails. Each wine trail has something different to offer visitors. Find the best one for you or check out all of them. Pre-planned wine adventures… yes, please! Aux Arcs Wine Road wineries are positioned on the Aux Arcs Wine Road, …

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