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Missouri Versus The World

Aug 4, 2015

Back in the 19th century, Missouri winemakers were experiencing success while today's domestic wine behemoths, like California, were struggling. After prohibition however, the state was slow to recover. 

As the wine landscape changes and Missouri begins to again come into its own, we compare how the Show-Me State compares to the rest of the world. 

Master Sommelier and Master of Wine Doug Frost brought some selections to taste. Each of these is available locally, though you may have to search :

  • Producer/ Origin: Domane Wachau - Austria
  • Varietal, Vintage: Gruner Veltliner, 2012
  • Taster comments: Crisp, tart, ages well
  • Producer/ Origin: Noboleis Vinyards - Augusta, Missouri
  • Varietal, Vintage: Dry Vignoles, 2013
  • Taster comments: fruity, tart, pear, “Most exciting white grape in Missouri vinyards right now” — Doug Frost
  • Producer/ Origin: Penfolds - Australia
  • Varietal, Vintage: Shiraz, 2013
  • Taster comments: Smoky, toasty, cherry on the nose
  • Producer/ Origin: Montelle - Augusta, Missouri
  • Varietal, Vintage: Norton, 2013
  • Taster comments: dirt, full body, “Norton is a beast” — Doug Frost
  • Producer/ Origin: Tenimenti Angelini Val di Suga- Brunello di Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
  • Varietal, Vintage: Sangiovese, 2006
  • Taster comments: big, tannic, aromatic