March 29, 2017

Women Prefer Wine With a Story To Tell

More Midwest wineries are realizing that women like to be marketed to differently. According to The Beverage Information Group, women accounted for 58.1 percent of wine buyers in 2011.While many men look to ratings to give them advice, women are much more influenced by the stories behind the bottle and the entire social experience of wine. In the Sommelier Journal, Liz Thach, who teaches wine … [Read more...]

Best of Missouri Market Photos

The Best of Missouri Market was held October 5-7 at the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis, Missouri. ┬áThe event draws 25,000 people annually to one of the best botanical gardens in the U.S.The event featured over 120 Missouri crafters and food producers, including five ┬áMissouri wineries who offered samples and bottles of wine for sale.The wineries included Chaumette Vineyards & … [Read more...]

Norton: Dark Knight of American Wine

This is the first article of a two part profile on the Norton grape. The first article discusses the characteristics of today's Norton and includes a report on the 2012 Norton Harvest. The next article will focus on Norton winemaking techniques and research into the origins of the grape.Norton, the oldest commercially grown native American grape, is a red variety with a unique flavor, a … [Read more...]