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St. James Winery Awarded 2016 Governor’s Cup for Second Consecutive Year

2015 Vignoles Beat Out 308 wines for Missouri Wine Competition’s Top Award St. James Winery won the prestigious Missouri Governor’s Cup for the second year in a row. Out of seven best-of-class winners, the 2015 Vignoles, a semi-dry white vignoles, took the top award at the Missouri Wine Competition. A total of 308 wines were […]

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Celebrating The Gardens Grand Opening in April

  St. James Winery and Public House Brewing Company open the doors to The Gardens to kick off summer.   St. James, MO – April 4, 2016 – St. James Winery and Public House Brewing Company in St. James, Missouri are officially kicking off summer with the grand opening of The Gardens on Saturday, April […]

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Winemaking Challenges in 2015

Midwest summers are infamous for being hot, sticky, humid, and — above all — unpredictable.  Andrew Meggitt, St. James Winery’s executive winemaker, learned this very quickly when he first began making wine in Missouri after stints in New Zealand and France. This summer has been particularly difficult for Midwest winemakers because of its unseasonably cool […]

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Sustainability Matters

Growing up in New Zealand, the concept of sustainability was ingrained in me as a way of life. Most New Zealand families grow their own food, recycle everything they can, and care deeply about energy conservation. Taking that approach and applying it to a business can be challenging because we all have a bottom line […]

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Six Ways to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

Winemaking inherently depends on the land and the environment, so it makes sense that we would want to give back as an industry. Plus, the benefits of sustainable wine production aren’t just for the environment. Consumers are increasingly seeking out sustainably produced wine, and saving resources can also keep cash in your coffers. With the […]

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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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