Where’s Your Chardonnay?

MISSOURI HAS LONG RELIED UPON GRAPES that are less familiar, at least to those who peruse the wine lists of America’s restaurants. To a degree, it’s a game of numbers; based on how many wineries produce a particular wine. Learn the whole explanation.


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.


108 Missouri Wineries

On December 11, 2012, state officials announced that there were now one hundred and eight commercial wineries operating in Missouri.    


Creative and Classic Cheese & Wine Pairings

Visit seven wineries and sample creative wine and cheese pairings at each winery and tour historic buildings decked out for Christmas and Weihnachtsfest.


AUGUSTA UNDERGOES RENAISSANCE

Augusta, Missouri undergoes renaissance and hosts Augusta Harvest Festival, September 16-17. David and Jerri Hoffmann, natives of nearby Washington and owners of the Hoffmann Family of Companies announced in January 2021 their plan to invest more than $100 million in the Augusta area.


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.


Women holding beers up together for Convival Columbia

Convivial Columbia’s Wine, Beer, and Spirits Offerings

Columbia has become a hub for fine wine, beer and spirits. We’ll drink to that!


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A Guide to Weird & Wonderful Gems Along I-70

A Lear jet rests beside the highway without an airport in sight. A Ferris wheel sits idly in a field. A forlorn brick chimney rises out of a clump of bushes. These are but a few of the curiosities that travelers speed past on their way across Missouri on Interstate 70 between St. Louis and Kansas City. Entertainment abounds on the nation’s oldest interstate highway. You have but to stop and look.


Get to Know Our State’s Sparkling Wines

Doug believes there is a popular misconception that Missouri sparkling wines are always sweet—not to say there is anything wrong with a sweet wine. “There is an unfortunate view, usually held by people who are less informed, that sweet wines are less serious than dry wines,” he says.