Cheers to the Brew Fest!

Raise a glass and toast this Ozark town that is hosting a Brew Fest as a fundraiser to support the arts. Expect half-a-dozen independent breweries and a couple of big distributors representing another dozen breweries, both classics to trendy.


Missouri Life Columnist Doug Frost Asks, How Natural is Wine?

Wine and Master Sommelier, Doug Frost, ponders what makes wine natural. Or is wine in itself natural? The term “natural” is more of a marketing concept than a truth in the wine making process. Doug sorts through the misinformation for us.


The Best Things We Ate in 2020

In an atypical year for food, our staff got creative in the kitchen.


Find Perfect Pairings on the Hermann Wine Trail

The Farmers’ Table Wine Trail pairs local female farmers with six Hermann wineries, and that’s just the start. Plan your calendar around all the Hermann Wine Trail events. This year’s tantalizing themes are sure to make your mouth water.


Dig into a Feast of Created-in-Missouri foods

Discover 12 fabulous foods that got their start in Missouri, and we recommend restaurants where you can sample them. Find out where to get your St. Paul Sandwich, a Gerber Sandwich, Kettle Beef, Chicken Spiedini, or Peach Fuzzy.


The Order is a Restaurant for All Four Seasons.

The historic Vandivort Hotel in Springfield is home to The Order which features locally sourced American cuisine. Chef Calvin Davis, a 2019 James Beard award nominee, and his staff create exquisite and delicious dishes. All you foodies out there, make the trip to The Order. You will be glad you did.


Made in Missouri: 5Gen Salsa

For salsa devotees looking to shop and eat local, 5Gen Salsa has what you need. This sweet and spicy salsa first took fans by surprise when Harrisburg resident Kim Ham-Lanes started bottling and selling the salsa. Since 2011, 5Gen’s lineup of bloody mary mix and mild and medium salsas has won its fair share of awards, and for good reason. This family recipe has been a winner for five generations.


Missouri Couple Makes Vinars, A Traditional Swiss Spirit

In Europe, village distilleries are commonplace. Every family in one Swiss mountain region had fruit trees and made their own mash. A couple in Missouri is following the tradition of making vinars, a traditional Swiss spirit.


Find Dining: Sybill’s Saint James

First an old farmhouse was converted into a gift shop in 2003, then Sybill’s Saint James was built on the property in 2006. The fine-dining restaurant and accompanying gift shop are owned by Tom and Janet Scheffer and their daughter Sybill Scheffer.


The Truth About Bubbles

Missouri Life columnist, Doug Frost knows something about adding a sparkling Missouri wine to your holiday table. Read how “sparklers” came to be and why Missouri has some really good sparkling wine for you to serve at your next celebration.