Find Me


Restaurants & Bars



Archive for the ‘Regions’ Category

Are Non-Vinifera Wines Worth Drinking, Part 3: The Best of the Bunch

April 4th, 2011 by Tom Johnson

The short answer to the above question is “sometimes” — more frequently, I’ve got to say, than I expected. I came away impressed not only with the quality of Missouri’s wine, but also with some of the values. There are wines on this list that are good by any reasonable standard and should be competitive [...]

Posted in Regions | Comments (0)

Are Wines Made From Non-Vinifera Grapes Worth Drinking, Part 2: Missouri 2011 as Napa 1955

April 3rd, 2011 by Tom Johnson

The hard reality of Missouri’s headlong rush into the wine business is that any sustainable business model has to be built around native American and hybrid grapes. The state’s climate is simply too harsh for vinifera to thrive. As one winemaker put it: Plant vinifera and get a few good years. Then an Alberta Clipper comes in and [...]

Posted in Regions | Comments (6)