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How Not to Look like a Fool When Ordering Wine on a Business Dinner

Ordering wine at a business engagement can be tricky and more than a little bit stressful! But rest easy, St. James Winery’s executive winemaker Andrew Meggitt has some helpful tips the next time you’re ordering wine at a business dinner. Read more at Entrepreneur.com

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4 Wine Cocktails to Spice Up Your Summer

When I got home last weekend, I could hear the sounds of a lovely summer evening floating in from my backyard: children laughing, glasses clinking, adults murmuring. Happy hour instantly becomes happier hour when cocktails are accompanied by a sunset, family, and friends. Wine cocktails, in particular, are perfect for summer simply because they’re so […]

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Three White Wines for Summer

White wine is a summer staple. It’s just not summertime without sipping a refreshing glass of white wine during a backyard cookout or while watching the sunset at the lake. This year, there are even more white wines on the scene. I’m all for a good Chardonnay or Pinot Grigio, but instead of slipping into […]

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Take Part in the Winery R&D Process During Your Next Tasting Room Visit

While satisfying your inner wine connoisseur in a tasting room, you’re doing more than indulging in a delightful afternoon at a winery — you’re also playing a crucial role in the winery’s research and development efforts. There are nearly 8,300 wineries in the U.S., and most don’t distribute their products in all 50 states. This […]

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How Climate Change Will Transform Wine as We Know It

Climate change means a lot more than unseasonably warm days. That glass of wine you look forward to after a hard day of work is fundamentally changing due to erratic weather conditions. The grapes used for wine are dependent on consistent temperatures and seasons. While you may enjoy popping off your coat on 60-degree days […]

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Drink Local

Craft beer may be the poster child of the “drink local” movement, but consumers want even more local options from their grocers. So why not offer local wines as well? Regional wines establish the sense of place that customers seek. Many communities possess an appetite for preserving local color and flavor. And by offering wine […]

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A Most Unlikely Place

Wine connoisseurs might not expect delicious wines to come from Missouri — a place that many people see as just another state to fly over. But because Missouri has unique environmental challenges and opportunities, winemakers use innovative techniques to create exceptional wine. Dedication and continual progress is what sets Missouri’s vineyards apart from those in […]

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Making the Leap: Wine Drinker to Wine Connoisseur

Did you know that nearly 80 percent of the wine market is comprised of just 10 different varietals? If you want to make the leap from wine drinker to wine connoisseur, you’re going to have to move beyond the supermarket aisle into the vineyards. When you buy a new vintage of wine, there’s an inherent […]

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What Can A Winery Teach You About Innovation?

Technology isn’t the only thing that quickly changes — so do fashion styles, health practices, and the weather. But the applied innovation process is the same for any industry. Finding little things that spark new conversations can lead to unexpected practices, products, and designs. Applied innovation keeps your business ready to adapt to any change. […]

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Sustainability at St. James Winery

Being a company that supports sustainability practices is like having Mother Nature’s stamp of approval. While many businesses try to position themselves as “green,” not all green companies are painted the same shade. So, how green is green enough to position yourself as an environmentally conscious company? For the average consumer, any green tactics may […]

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