Serving up a sandwich with Missouri wine

Sometimes a simple sandwich is what you find on the menu whether at home or out and about. The ingredients you choose to stack up can help determine which of your favorite Missouri wines should accompany. Save this guide to help you pair your next sandwich with wine.

Spooky Root Beer Float

Here’s a deliciously decadent and frightful twist on this simple sundae. Port-style wine is perfect for dessert on its own but combine it with your favorite float recipe and it is sure to satify your sweet tooth. Make this to celebrate Halloween after dinner or mix up one of these floats year-round for a new way to enjoy Missouri dessert wine.


1 bottle Port-style dessert wine (we used 2022 Missouri Wine Competition’s winning Signature Port from Adam Puchta Winery)

1 quart of vanilla ice cream

1 bottle of root beer soda

1 bottle of cherry syrup (optional)


  1. Scoop desired amount of ice cream into sundae container.
  2. Add 2oz of Port-style dessert wine.
  3. Top off sundae with root beer.
  4. Drizzle with cherry syrup to make it extra spooky. (optional)

Try this spooky new spin on an old classic ice cream sundae. Let us know what you think! Tag us on social media at @missouriwine and #missouriwine.

Berry Black 7&7 Winetail

A new and spooky spin on an old favorite! This fruit forward winetail is sure to satisfy if you are enjoying alone or with friends. This simple drink is perfect for upcoming Halloween celebrations as well.  

Serves one


1 bottle Blackberry wine (we used Adam Puchta Winery’s Berry Black)

3.5 oz Seagram’s 7 Whiskey

1 bottle Cherry 7UP

Cherry pull ‘n peel licorice


  1. Freeze Berry Black wine into ice cubes.
  2. Add frozen wine cubes to glass.
  3. Pour 3.5 oz of whiskey into glass.
  4. Top off glass with Cherry 7UP.
  5. Rim glass with licorice. (optional)

Try out this easy recipe with leftover Halloween licorice! Although it is a little spooky, this fruity winetail can be enjoyed year-round. Share your winetail creations with us by tagging #missouriwine and @missouriwine.

Scared Sour Candy Winetail

Mix up this sweet and sour candy Hallo-wine cocktail for a fun treat this October. It is also perfect to help use leftover candy from Trick or Treating. Let this Missouri Vidal Blanc recipe inspire you to create your own concoction.

Serves 2 – adjust as needed


Nerds candy, crushed

1 fresh lemon

6 oz white wine – we used Vidal Blanc

4.5 oz Deep Eddy’s Lemon Vodka

2-3 c ice

Sour gummy worms

½ c Squirt soda


  1. Rim glassware with fresh lemon and coat in crushed Nerds
  2. Add juice of one-half lemon to shaker or glass followed by wine and vodka. Stir or shake with ice to chill.
  3. In glassware, add sour gummies and pour mixture over the candy. Top off the mixture with the desired amount of Squirt soda. Enjoy!

Watch your TikTik below and stay tuned for more Hallo-wine winetails! Share your recreation of this scary sipper on social media by tagging #missouriwine and @missouriwine.

Scavenger Hunt Results – 2022 #exploreMOwines

That’s a wrap on the 2022 #exploreMOwines scavenger hunt! Thank you to all who participated and snapped photos of an assortment of things in Missouri wine country this summer. View the winning submissions below.

Submitted by Sue W.

Submitted by Scott and Tonya R.

Submitted by Christa K.

Cheers to these awesome Missouri wine enthusiasts for their awesome participation. Stay tuned for more fun wine-themed activities from us!

Aperol Spritz Sangria

The classic Aperol Spritz has made a big comeback in 2022. The recipe, featuring equal parts of sparkling wine, Aperol and club soda, create a bright orange refreshing aperitif. Add a little fruit to make a refreshing Sangria, perfect for a single serving or for entertaining friends with this fall. Check out the simple recipe:


  • Missouri sparkling wine (we used Blanc de Blancs)
  • Aperol Liqueur
  • Club Soda
  • 2 large apples
  • 3 pears


  1. Fill selected container one-third full with ice.
  2. Decide where the mix should end in the container, leaving room for fruit.
  3. Open sparkling wine and pour one-third of the way full.
  4. Add another equal one-third pour of Aperol Liqueur.
  5. Complete the three-part mixture with club soda.
  6. Chop apples and pears into desired cubes and combine with mixture.
  7. Stir Sangria and serve!

Watch the recipe below on TikTok. Stay tuned for more fall and Halloween themed winetails! Try this easy recipe and let us know how you like it by tagging @missouriwine and #missouriwine. Cheers!

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