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Area North of St. Louis Pushing Organic Food, Wine

Bald eagles are regular winter visitors to Clarksville, Missouri, some 70 miles north of St. Louis, where a working lock for river traffic keeps the water open and the birds well-fed. The area may seem unlikely as an epicenter of organic food and wine, but a handful of locals are pushing the envelope to make that transformation.
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Galatoire’s

That was the system, we recalled. One course at a time. Finish the course, think about the next, talk about it, order it. A perfect way to turn a dinner into a celebration, to have an opportunity to chat, to observe the people in the dining room, even to join in to a couple of choruses of "Happy Birthday." We didn't leave until nearly 10 p.m., comfortably filled but not stuffed.
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2006 Joseph Phelps Insignia

A producer's sample of a wonderful Napa red wine, 95 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 5 percent Petit Verdot from a half-dozen estate-owned vineyards.  A rich, plummy aroma and flavors of dark fruit and coffee...
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Harvest Report: Missouri

All went well for grape-growing through spring and summer in Missouri, but uncooperative weather in September and October threw the state a curve, and while the whites and some of the red grapes came through swimmingly, the state's most highly regarded grape, Norton, was so slow to ripen that some were still hanging on the vines in late October.
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Texas Wines

DALLAS – Okay, let’s deal with the bad pun first. . . . The Wines of Texas Are Upon You Photo courtesy of The Last Best West And they were—some excellent, most good, a few not up to...
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2007 Kracher Pinot Gris

With considerably more flavor and body than many American and Italian versions of this light, fruity wine, there’s quite a pedigree in the bottle. Alois and Gerhard are grandfather and grandson,...