July 21, 2017

MO Wine Industry Seeks Winery Definition Change

Leading members of Missouri's wine industry are calling for changes to the way a winery is defined."It's got to the point now where there are actually restaurants that are calling themselves wineries," said Tony Kooyumjian, chair of  a special sub-committee set up a few months ago by the Missouri Wine and Grape Board (MWGB) to look into the winery definition issue.Under current state … [Read more...]

Missouri Winery Tour: Westphalia, Chaumette and Augusta Wineries

Last week, my wife and I took urgent action. With baby number two's due date closing fast and the frightening prospect of never having time to do anything ever again, we filled the car with gas and dragged our toddler from one end of Missouri to the other to visit a few wineries.We started at Westphalia Vineyards, near the small town of the same name, just outside the state capitol, … [Read more...]