Sip & Shop Local this Summer in KC

May 18, 2023

Collage of MO Wine Sampling at the KC City Market Mark your calendars! We’ve partnered with the Kansas City Historic City Market to bring Missouri wine country to the Farmers Market this summer. Each date will feature a different winery from across the Show-Me state. Taste award-winning wines, discover new favorites, and purchase bottled and canned wine directly from the producers. 

Event Location:

City Market
5th & Walnut
Kansas City, MO 64106


May 21: Stone Hill Winery – Hermann

May 27: Adam Puchta Winery – Hermann

June 3: Edg-Clif Vineyard, Winery and Brewery – Potosi

June 24: Jowler Creek Winery – Platte City

July 1: Fence Stile Vineyards & Winery – Excelsior Springs

July 2: Baltimore Bend Vineyard – Waverly 

July 8: Augusta Winery, Balducci Vineyards, Montelle Winery, & Mount Pleasant Estates – Augusta

July 15: Viandel Vineyard – Mountain View 

July 22: St. James Winery – St. James 

July 23: Prairie Barn Winery – St. James 

Aug. 26: Noboleis Vineyards – Augusta

Sept. 9: Fountain City Winery – Kansas City

This is a fantastic opportunity to learn about varietals and local growers, and destinations throughout Missouri for wine enthusiasts. 

Collage of MO Wine Sampling at the KC City Market


Live Music @ Fountain City Winery featuring Lindsay Blacksher

Location : Fountain City Winery 1409 W 11th St, Kansas City, MO 64101
Phone : 8166689523
Email :
Lindsay Blacksher - Live! We are looking forward to welcoming Lindsay back—she’s a fan favorite! Don’t miss this night of terrific music! Be sure to check out and follow Blacksher Music on Facebook!
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Brisket and Norton: Cuts Above the Rest

May 13, 2023

Brisket and Norton

Brisket is one of the most delectable cuts of beef, and a glass of Show-Me State Norton is perfectly enticing. Put the two together in this simple five-ingredient recipe and you will get tender, mouthwatering results.


Serves: 5-6 peopleBrisket and Norton Recipe Ingredients


Prep time: 5 minutes

Marinade time: 3-4 hours (or overnight)

Bake time: 3 hours




4-5 pound beef brisket

1 c dry red wine - we used Missouri Norton from Dale Hollow Winery

½ c chicken broth - substitute with other liquids as desired

1 medium to large onion - one half minced, one half sliced

3-4 cloves garlic, minced


Instructions:Brisket and Norton Recipe Marinade

  1. Place beef brisket in a plastic bag or container that will accommodate meat and marinade. In a bowl, combine wine, broth, minced onion and garlic.
  2. Pour marinade over brisket, seal or cover and place in refrigerator for a minimum of 3-4 hours or overnight.
  3. Preheat oven to 325°F. Place brisket in a dish (dutch oven or small casserole pan is ideal), top with sliced onions and pour the marinade over top. Cover with lid or foil and place in oven.
  4. Bake the brisket for 3 hours until tender. Check the level of the liquid halfway through the baking time and add water or broth, if needed, to prevent the brisket from drying out. 
  5. Allow brisket to rest for at least 15 minutes before slicing. Slice across the grain of the meat. Add additional flavor with with sauce, salt and pepper or other ingredients as desired and enjoy!

This simple 5-ingredient brisket is sure to impress a crowd. Enjoy alongside a glass of Missouri Norton and say ‘Cheers!’ over a delicious meal.

Brisket and Norton Recipe Process


DI-Wine Hummingbird Feeder

May 11, 2023

Use your empty Missouri wine bottles to give Missouri’s smallest birds a little place to stop and sip with this beautiful (and simple) DIY Wine Bottle Hummingbird Feeder.

What You Will Need

  • Clean, empty wine bottle with the label removed
  • Copper wire
  • Pliers
  • Hummingbird feeder tube and stopper (Amazon has a few options)
  • Hummingbird nectar (4 cups of water to 1 cup of granulated sugar — heated to combine and cooled to room temperature)


Step 1 – Cut two, 5-foot sections of copper wire. Fold in half. Take each wire and wrap the middle of the wire around the neck of the wine bottle, twisting the wires together near the neck of the bottle with the two ends sticking out from the bottle. Fasten each wire so the ends are on opposite sides of the bottle.

Step 2 – Take the end of each wire on the same side of the bottle, pull them down and together to form a small diamond shape, and twist them together. Do the same on the opposite side of the bottle. Continue taking one wire from each twist and combining them to make a new twist, down the side of the bottle to create a diamond, lattice-like pattern around the bottle. Adjust and straighten the wire as you continue to work, so the pattern is even and nice looking.

Step 3 – Once you have made it to the bottom of the bottle and fastened your final twist on that side, twist the remaining ends of the wires together to create one, thicker wire sticking out from the bottom of the bottle. Repeat this step on the opposite side, before taking each 2-ply wire and twisting them together in the middle to create a hanger.

Step 4 – Fill the bottle with hummingbird nectar. Carefully fill the feeder to near the brim of the bottle. Insert the hummingbird feeder tube and stopper, and make sure there are no air bubbles in the bottle, to avoid leaks.

Step 5 – Slowly flip the bottle over so the feeder/stopper is at the bottom, and it can be hung by the twisted copper wire hanger.

Step 6 – Enjoy watching some of the fastest and smallest birds take a sip from your beautiful feeder.

Supplies & step 1, 2, 3

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