Category: Missouri

MO Grape Conference: The Dangers of Brix Fixation 0

MO Grape Conference: The Dangers of Brix Fixation

I’m just back from attending half a day of the Missouri University Grape and Wine Institute’s (GWU) 2016 Show Me Grape and Wine Conference and Symposium in Columbia. This three-day event is the first...

Tom Plocher’s New Grapes Are Spreading 0

Tom Plocher’s New Grapes Are Spreading

University grape breeding programs – like Cornell and Minnesota- grab a lot of attention. But private grape breeders continue to develop many of the grapes that are used to make cold hardy wines. One...

Neighbors Pressure KC WInery to Close 0

Neighbors Pressure KC WInery to Close

At Midwest Wine Press, we get occasional emails from people who are thinking about starting wineries. Our 2012 story So You Want to Start a Winery summarizes a winery owner panel discussion at the Cold...

New Grapes Revolutionize Midwest Wine 0

New Grapes Revolutionize Midwest Wine

‘Why didn’t someone take the Cabernet Sauvignon grape and cross it with Norton to create a grapevine that could withstand Midwestern winters yet make a world class wine?” That was the question that puzzled...

2015 Jefferson Cup Award Winners 0

2015 Jefferson Cup Award Winners

The Sixteenth Jefferson Cup Invitational Wine Competition was held on November 19th, 2015.  This Competition focuses on wines that are thought to be the best examples of their region, style and variety.  Doug Frost,...

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Wine in the City: Kansas City, Missouri

Originally published in WineTouristMagazine.com In Kansas City, Missouri, you’ll find a wine culture that’s relaxed and confident. You’re in a big city, but a long way from the fast-lane of self-conscious, trendy wine establishments...

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America’s Wine Heartland: Hermann, Missouri

Originally published in WineTouristMagazine.com Few places in America combine wine and history like Hermann, Missouri. Relatively few wine drinkers know that Missouri has a thriving wine industry of about 130 wineries and during the...