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Great Regional Wines For The Holiday Season & Beyond

Bill Anderson

If you're looking for a good wine this holiday season, you needn't look far.  You'll find a bunch of great wineries bottling their goods in the Kansas City Region.

Monday on Up to Date, Steve Kraske welcomes wine expert Doug Frost to the table. Frost, one of three people in the world to hold the dual-designation "Master Sommelier" and "Master of Wine" shares some of his favorites that might become yours, too, for the holiday season and beyond.

Wines we sampled today:

Somerset Ridge (Kansas) 2010 Chardonel

St. James Winery (Missouri) 2011 Traminette

Corolle (France) 2011 Vin de Pays des Cotes du Condomois

Jowler Creek (Platte County, Mo) 2009 Chambourein

Stone Hill (Missouri) Cream Sherry

Doug Frost is a Kansas City author who writes and lectures about wine, beer and spirits. In 1991 he passed the rigorous Master Sommelier examination and two years later became a Master of Wine. He was the second person in history to complete both exams and eight years later he is still one of only three people in the world to have achieved both these remarkable distinctions. His first book, Uncorking Wine, released in the summer of 1996, is still a staple for many restaurant and retail companies and their staff and management. He has written about wine and spirits for many publications including New York Times Digital, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Underground Wine Journal, Practical Winery & Vineyard and is a columnist and contributing editor for Sante Magazine, as well as the beverage columnist for the Kansas City Star. Doug is also host of KCPT's "Check, Please! Kansas City".

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Stephen Steigman is director of Classical KC. You can email him at <a href="mailto:Stephen.Steigman@classicalkc.org">Stephen.Steigman@classicalkc.org</a>.
When I host Up To Date each morning at 9, my aim is to engage the community in conversations about the Kansas City area’s challenges, hopes and opportunities. I try to ask the questions that listeners want answered about the day’s most pressing issues and provide a place for residents to engage directly with newsmakers. Reach me at steve@kcur.org or on Twitter @stevekraske.