The Miracle of Missouri’s State Grape

The Norton grape being designated as Missouri’s grape flies in the face of its history and origin. Our wine columnist Doug Frost explores this robust wine and guides us to the wineries with the best Nortons, often called Cynthiana.


Set Your Holiday Table with the Number 1 Cranberry Wine in the Country from St. James Winery

St. James Winery is Missouri’s largest winery, and has a number of seasonal offerings that will add something unique to your table throughout the holiday season. Their award-winning cranberry wine makes a fun and festive addition to your cocktail bar, or a beautiful centerpiece to a gift basket for family, friends, or coworkers.


Put Missouri Wine into Your Holiday Punch

Missouri Life’s wine columnist is one of only three people in the world to achieve the two highest wine degrees. A happy little secret is that Missouri wines make better cocktail ingredients than California wines or Europe’s best.


The glasses of red wine with a colorful autumn surrounding.

WINE DOG: Take pride in Missouri’s wine

Regional pride is real; I share it. I take perverse pleasure in correcting people who assume that I live in some coastal wine mecca. I often mention my experiences when I give talks around the world about the wine market.


7 Reasons to Visit Missouri Wine Country 

Springtime is a perfect opportunity to explore Missouri’s unique and beautiful wine country. Need a reason to visit? Here are seven.