Celebrate the Season: Be Inspired this Winter

December 27, 2018

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When the days are cold and Jack Frost nips at your nose, it’s tempting to stay home, snuggled under a cozy blanket. Add a glass of Missouri wine and the perfect scene is set. But if the long days linger and you crave a little break from all that downtime, an activity or two may be just what you need to recharge your batteries. Brighten up your day with these great suggestions on how to make the most out of the winter season.

Visit Missouri wineries. There is no off season when it comes to the Missouri wine industry. Missouri wineries are busy and many of them are open year round, although some may have limited hours during the winter. More than 100 wineries across the state offer indoor, weather-proof seating so there is no reason to stay home. You can enjoy the beautiful winter views while relaxing in the welcoming atmosphere of Missouri’s wineries. And, if there are fewer people at the winery, you may get a little more one-on-one time with staff and even the winemaker. Because some wineries have seasonal hours, we recommend you contact the winery and check their hours before you set off on your journey. 

 

Attend a Missouri wine trail event. Shake off those winter blues at signature wine trail events. Enjoy delicious Missouri wines and delightful treats at Meramec River Wine Trail's Be Mine With Wine event, February 9 - 10, 2019, Hermann Wine Trail’s Chocolate Wine Trail event, February 16 – 17, 2019 and Mississippi’s River Wine Trail’s Taste of an Italian Romance event, February 23, 2019.

Get Creative. Turn your impressive collection of wine corks into unique décor. You’ll find a variety of craft projects on our website, including an ombré cork heart. Homemade gifts are always a hit with loved ones.

Be the perfect host. Whether you’re planning a New Year’s Eve get-together or waiting until after the craze of the holidays to host a gathering with family and friends, Missouri wines are the perfect addition to any winter festivity. Visit our website for tips on how to plan the perfect party from what type of wine and how much to buy to the proper place settings at the dinner table. With a little proper wine etiquette know-how, your party will leave a lasting impression on your guests.

 

Be the perfect guest. On the other hand, if you’ve been invited to a shindig, you may feel a little intimidated about navigating the social scene. These eight tips will help you be a great guest.

Try a twist on your favorite wine. Missouri wine is delightful on its own but you can also make a variety of festive drinks incorporating your favorite wines. Visit our website for easy recipes on how to make Missouri Winter White Sangria, Mulled Wine and Red Wine Hot Chocolate.

 

 

Make delicious Missouri wine bread. Add a dry red Missouri wine such as Norton to your next batch of homemade bread. You can also use a sweeter wine but Norton adds a nice, strong flavor and aroma. This Missouri Wine Quick Bread recipe is easy and delicious!

Soup’s on! When there’s a chill in the air, nothing sounds better than a bowl of steaming soup. Visit our website to see which wines pair perfectly with your favorite soups.  

With these great suggestions, you’ll never experience a dull moment this winter. We hope you enjoy the season as you make lasting memories with family and friends.