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Mississippi River Hills project

Germans drink wine, too. And that goes a long way toward accounting for Hermann, Mo. It explains why the German settlers who fled Philadelphia formality and founded Hermann in the 1830s planted grape arbors on the steep Missouri River hills 80 miles west of St. Louis. It explains why the wineries survived and the breweries didn’t, and why many of the wines made in Hermann are white, light and sweet.

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Mississippi River Hills project MU Professor Elizabeth Barham believes Missouri's winemakers and small farmers should take a page from France, banding together to produce and market items whose names become so synonymous with the virtues of the local environmental and cultural surroundings that they would bear its name, or appellation, exclusively. The French, she adds, think this is a great idea.

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Norton, America’s True Grape: Whence, and Whither? Terroir is a scary looking word. Yet, take a closer look. Terroir is actually a warm, fuzzy word. Just consider its general translation: a sense of place. In culinary terms, terroir describes an area’s geography, climate and social features, especially those associated with viticulture. (Part 1 of our series on Missouri "terroir")

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Norton, America’s True Grape: Whence, and Whither? Missouri has a thriving wine business, but it's challenging when you're a new winery in a new wine region. The wineries in southeast Missouri are in that situation, and their strategies for competing offer excellent examples for other boutique wineries.

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Norton, America’s True Grape: Whence, and Whither? Zinfandel is often described as America’s first and most original gift to the world of wine. Actually, it’s Norton. Explore Norton's shadowy origins, discover how Norton landed in Missouri and find out what makes Missouri's flagship wine and official state grape so delicious and so special.

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Every month, wineries in every nook and cranny of America (and some in the 'prestige' appellations as well) tally up their sales sheets and count their profits from bottles whose contents bear little resemblance to those most-reviewed wines—and not just because of a difference in terroir.

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Learn about the history of Missouri wine, which began in the 1820s when German immigrants settled along the Missouri River and planted grapes.

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