Tag Archives: wineries

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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Thanking the Forefathers of Missouri Wine

The winemaking history of Missouri is long and proud. Prior to prohibition, Missouri was ranked second in the nation in wine production and was winning prestigious awards for its quality wines. It is even credited with helping save the French wine industry. So where did this illustrious history begin? Here is a highlight of some of the forefathers of the …

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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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6 Reasons to Visit MO Wine Country in the Winter

During the winter months, grape vines are resting, wines are aging and there’s a slower pace in general at the wineries. It’s a perfect time for learning more about Missouri varietals, touring cellars or just relaxing. If you think of the winter as the “off” season in Show Me wine country, here are six reasons to change your mind. Less …

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Show Off Show-Me Wine Country

The holiday season is upon us. In addition to shopping for gifts and planning for feasts, you’re probably wondering how to entertain your loved ones when they visit. Missouri wine country is the answer. There are more than 130 wineries in the Show-Me state, each offering a unique and exciting experience. Wine country is the perfect place to take your …

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Missouri Eats: Crown Valley Branson

Crown Valley Branson, sister of Crown Valley Winery and Crown Valley Brewing & Distilling Co. in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, opened its doors in Branson, Missouri, in April and distills its trio of whiskeys on site: cinnamon, cherry-maple and corn. For a refreshing cocktail, manager Tena Smith recommends mixing the cherry-maple whiskey with orange juice and a splash of grenadine. It …

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Show Me Wine Country: Fall Drives

In Missouri Wine Country, getting to the wineries is often just as beautiful and picturesque as the wineries and vineyards themselves. Driving along tree lined roads and rolling hills is part of the relaxing experience of a Missouri winery adventure. This is particularly majestic during the fall, when the Show Me State does not disappoint, offering mesmerizing views. These are …

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