TWO CABS, NO WAITING at BLUMENHOF

Did you know that Cabernet Sauvignon is currently the most-planted wine grape in the world?  [Believe it or not, just a few years ago that honor was claimed by the Spanish white variety called Airén.  If you've never heard of it, you have lots of company.]  These days, almost everywhere red wine is grown (especially […]

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Award Winning Wines

A phrase that is thrown around a lot in the wine business is "Award Winning Winery." At most establishments, it's hard to tell what that means.  Awarded for what?  In some cases it's food, other times it's "cleanliness."  That's great and all, but how about the wine? Some "wineries" in the neighborhood can't tell you about awards they've received […]

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RINGING (OR WOULD THAT BE “WRINGING?”) OUT 2015/Ringing In 2016

It’s been a soggy year.  A quick check of local weather records indicates that the Greater Dutzow Area has received about 60 inches of precipitation this year–almost 50% more than average.  Recently, torrential rains resulted in historic flooding that closed several major roads (SEE NOTE BELOW). This calls to mind one of our favorite “old […]

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A Whole Month of Oktoberfest!

Oktoberfest in Münich runs from September 19th to October 4th this year.  If you were hoping to fly over the pond and experience the Old World Oktoberfest you may be out of luck.  Thankfully, the New World Oktoberfest in Dutzow (Missouri’s oldest German settlement) has just started.  Unlike Oktoberfest in Germany, ours will last the […]

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