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Making wine is the true passion of St. James Winery’s Executive Winemaker, Andrew Meggitt’s, and it’s no surprise, as a New Zealand native, that Sauvignon Blanc is one of his favorite wines. To honor Meggitt’s exceptional winemaking skills as well as his homeland, St. James Winery has released a new Sauvignon Blanc for 2016.

The Sauvignon Blanc Meggitt has crafted for St. James Winery is a straightforward, honest wine with bold, clean favors and the characteristic Sauvignon Blanc zing on the palate. This new wine also reflects Meggitt’s penchant for blending old and new world winemaking techniques, techniques he learned earlier in his career while working at wineries in France and New Zealand.

Made with fruit from Washington state’s Yakima Valley, Meggitt’s Sauvignon Blanc has aromas of guava, kiwi, and white peach. Enjoy a bright fresh palate and characteristic flavors of key lime and bell pepper. A dry white wine, St. James Winery’s Sauvignon Blanc has no residual sugar and 12% alcohol.

Look for St. James Winery Sauvignon Blanc online at stjameswinery.com and in stores wherever St. James Winery wines are sold.

St. James Winery, the largest and most awarded winery in Missouri, has been making exceptional wines for more than 45 years.Learn more about St. James Winery at stjameswinery.com

St. James Winery Sauvignon Blanc Bottle Shot:
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Tasting Notes
https://www.stjameswinery.com/pdfs/dry_sauvignon_blanc.pdf

There’s always something special about the third Thursday in November — Nouveau Day! Get your first taste of St. James Winery’s 2015 growing season with our delicious Nouveau wine today!

This year’s Nouveau is a beautiful dry red is made from a select blend of grapes. The 2015 Nouveau has flavors of black cherry and plums. A beautifully crafted wine, it’s well-structured with a lasting finish.

Nouveau is specially made to be enjoyed young, so it will taste delicious alongside whatever you’re serving on your holiday table. And because our Nouveau is produced in small quantities, fans of this fall wine know to shop early!

St. James Winery is one of a very few wineries in Missouri to make a Nouveau wine, which makes this Nouveau a rare opportunity for wine lovers to get a sneak peek at the grape harvest which just ended. It’s part of St. James Winery’s end of harvest celebration!

Nouveau wine customs date back many years and find their roots in the Beaujolais region of France where Nouveau began as a celebration commemorating the end of the grape harvest. However, in a cash-strapped Europe after World War II, the Beaujolais wineries and winemakers developed a wine style designed to be enjoyed right away, without an extended aging process. When the Nouveau was sent to stores in Lyon, France, for sale on the third Thursday of November a new tradition was born.

S. James Winery Velvet Red and Velvet White

Good news for fans of St. James Winery’s Velvet Red and Velvet White wines!

These two wines are now available in single-serving sizes in a handy 4-pack.

Convenient, lightweight and 100% recyclable, the 187ml PET bottles are non-breakable and great to take to the river, camping, poolside, concerts and other outdoor venues.

And remember to think “Minis!” for the holidays.

  • Adult Halloween Party? They’ll be a perfect “treat” for the goody bags.
  • Gift Giving? Our minis make a perfect add-on gift or stocking stuffer.

Look for them wherever you usually purchase St. James Winery wines, or use our convenient store locator to find a location near you.

And if you don’t find them in stock yet, please ask for them by name!

St. James Winery Moscato Wine

Wine lovers around the world have gone just a bit mad for the fragrant light-bodied white wine, and in response to this wave of Moscato mania, St. James Winery is re-introducing its Moscato wine.

“Moscato wines have been enjoying a renewed popularity with the wine drinking public, and our customers have been asking for St. James Winery to bring back the Moscato we had produced several years ago,” said Peter Hofherr, CEO of St. James Winery.

“Last fall we introduced a Sparkling Moscato, and after the rapid sell-out we saw with that, we decided to re-introduce our still wine Moscato to the wine list. So the good news is, St. James Winery’s Moscato is back, and it’s better than ever! Customers should begin seeing it on the shelves later this summer.”

“St. James Winery’s new Moscato is truly luscious,” said Andrew Meggitt, executive winemaker at St. James Winery. “The flavor profile combines crisp nectarines and apricots, with juicy notes of tropical fruit, and coming together with a neat, clean finish. This wine also has a very nice, very delicate nose–just like dried apricot and pineapple. Plus, it’s golden color makes it a great late-summer wine to enjoy as the seasons start to turn.”

The love affair wine drinkers have with St. James Winery’s Moscato is no surprise, especially considering the variety of ways it can be enjoyed. This is a wonderful wine for a weekend brunch, it’s perfect as an aperitif, and delicious with cheeses or antipasto. Moscato also shines when paired with fruit-based desserts like pies, cobblers, and tarts. Its tremendous flexibility makes it a perfect all-purpose wine for just about any occasion.

Look for bottles of St. James Winery Moscato in select stores where St. James wines are sold. St. James Winery, the largest and most awarded winery in Missouri, has been making exceptional wines for more than 40 years. Learn more about St. James Winery at stjameswinery.com.

Three of St. James Winery’s most popular wines—Velvet Red, Velvet White, and Pink Catawba—are now available with twist-off bottle caps in the 1.5 liter size.  Look for them in the wine aisles of your favorite grocery stores or wine stores this May.

Several years ago, St. James Winery became one of the first Missouri wineries to embrace twist-off cap technology for their wines. “For winemakers, twist-off caps are a godsend,” said Andrew Meggitt, executive winemaker at St. James Winery. “They provide the absolute, best possible seal for wines. If you want to control the quality of the wine, and believe me at St. James Winery we’re all about quality, then this is just so much better than traditional cork closures.”

When asked why twist-caps are important to improving quality, Meggitt replied, “Wine is an organic, changing thing, and oxygen is not its friend.  Once the wine is bottled we absolutely want to keep oxygen out and flavors in. Twist-cap seals do exactly that.  They’re tighter, more secure, and much more reliable.  St. James Winery’s Velvet Red, Velvet White, and Pink Catawba wines are made to enjoy young, so if you want those fresh, bursting with fruit flavors, then you want twist-off caps on your wine.  Not only do they keep the wine fresher in the first place, they also help with storing leftover wines to maintain the flavor of the wine.”

Another benefit Meggitt is quick to point out is the ease of opening the bottles. “There’s nothing worse than getting to your picnic spot and realizing you didn’t pack a corkscrew. With twist-caps, you don’t need any special tools, and they’re a snap to open. Grab a 1.5 liter bottle of Pink Catawba, twist the neck sleeve – not the cap itself – counter-clockwise, and it’s open in a second.”

A pioneer in the production of sweet wines, St. James Winery has long been the premium producer of sweet wines in the United States. Perfecting the art and science of sweet wine making has been a passion at St. James Winery for more than 40 years. St. James Winery is the largest and most awarded winery in Missouri. A family owned and operated winery, St. James Winery is online at www.stjameswinery.com.
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