Missouri Wines and Recipe for “Missouri Meatballs”

Well…I am impressed. America’s first wine country not only boasts some solid wines, but also has its very own state grape glass – the Riedal Crystal Norton Wine Glass. Hardly anyone gets that, let alone a small wine district in the middle of the country. 

 I had a chance to taste some great wines in that glass and spend a few days in Lake of the Ozarks and Columbia, Missouri, hanging out at some great wineries, tasting and talking with owners, winemakers, and chefs. If you’re headed to the Midwest, make time to tour this up-and-coming wine region, and be sure to bring home the Norton glass as a souvenir. The unique glass is specially designed to showcase the floral notes, high tannin levels, and full-bodied fruit flavors of the Norton wine. Its etched base reads “Norton” and sells for about $30.00 a pair.

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