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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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Missouri Wine Reduction Sauce Recipe

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Wine and food are meant to go together. This wine reduction sauce is simple to make and adds complexity and richness to any dish you put it on. It’s exceptional with meats, but goes well with roasted vegetables too. Prep Time- 5 minutes       |    Cook Time- 20 minutes Ingredients: 1 ½  cup       Red wine ½  cup          Balsamic …

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Missouri Winery Tasting Room Tips

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There are more than 130 wineries in Missouri and they are all a little different. If you’re new to wine or just new to wineries, saddling up to a winery tasting bar can be intimidating. It doesn’t have to be though. Here are some tips and suggestions on how to get the most out of your “Show Me” wine experience. …

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Concord: Taste the Sweetness of a Missouri Summer

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In July the days are warmer and longer, making it just the right time to sit back and sip a glass of Missouri Concord. Take in the sweetness of the wine and summertime. July is Concord Month and this American grape is being celebrated all throughout the “Show Me” State. Concord is known for a candy-like sweetness and aromas of …

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Mouth-watering Missouri Norton BBQ Sauce Recipe

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Whether you’re grilling or smoking, cooking out is synonymous with summer. Missouri wine in your glass, something delicious on the grill and fresh air in your lungs. Who could ask for more? How about adding mouth-watering homemade barbecue sauce to the mix? Perfection! This BBQ sauce is rich (thanks to the wine), slightly sweet, and nicely thick with just a …

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Local Fish + Local Wine = A Great Catch!

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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

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  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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Camping Tips for Wine Lovers

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The great outdoors are calling. When you head out for your next Missouri camping adventure, remember these tips for enjoying wine while communing with nature. Ditch the bottle. If you’re really roughing it and don’t want the weight of wine bottles, transfer your wine to a re-sealable container like a beverage pouch. Some local wineries already sell wine in pouches. …

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Fromage Fort a la Missouri Wine

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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

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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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