The craft-beer industry in our region is growing bigger and stronger every day. New breweries are opening with increasing frequency, while well-established ones, both big and small, are expanding production and distribution at home and across the country.

The craft-beer industry in our region is growing bigger and stronger every day. New breweries are opening with increasing frequency, while well-established ones, both big and small, are expanding production and distribution at home and across the country.

Missouri wines are made mostly of French-American hybrids – crosses between European Vitis vinifera grapevines and native American grapevines. Outside of the East Coast and the Midwest, grapes such as Chardonel and Traminette are rarely used for wine production, and therefore don’t have the …

Meet the rising star chefs in mid-Missouri who are doing extraordinary work at every station in the kitchen, from executive chefs who are poised to make lasting impacts on their local dining scene to the line cooks who will soon be doing the same.

In response to popular demand for the Grapevine Grill Restaurant's featured Indian dishes, Chaumette is now opening Lambay's India at Chaumette in the Ste. Genevieve winery’s Barrel Room on Saturday evenings in February and March. Dinners go from 5 to 8:30pm.

Though I know now that it’s not true, I’ve long imagined that the relationship between Missouri winemakers, brewers and distillers is much like that of the Sharks and Jets in West Side Story. You know, just with another culturally defined gang of street toughs in the mix.

It may have been raining in St. Louis, but in the rolling hills of Ste. Genevieve County, the sun was shining as Missouri winemakers, restaurateurs and wine shop owners gathered at Chaumette Winery and Vineyards to discuss strategies to spotlight Missouri wines in The Gateway City.

In late summer, Chaumette Vineyards & Winery executive chef Adam Lambay, winemaker Mark Baehmann and local food producers joined together to host the 35 Mile Dinner, a concept based on sourcing all ingredients within 35 miles of the winery’s Ste. Genevieve County location.

Crown Valley Winery has appointed Alwyn J. Dippenaar as its new master winemaker. Dippenaar, a native of Cape Town, South Africa, graduated from Elsenburg College of Agriculture and University of Stellenbosch in 2004. Dippenaar did internships and apprenticeships at wineries in Oregon, New Z…

Wondering what the next big trend will be? A growing number of St. Louis-area microbreweries and wineries are getting into hard ciders, giving fans in search of local offerings a lot to look forward to this year.

The Ste. Genevieve winery's release of Missouri Moonshine pays homage to the era of illegal spirit-making but will be a little more sophisticated than the homemade hooch of years past. Owners will be selecting specialty shops, bars and restaurants in the area to carry the spirits.

Crown Valley Brewing and Distilling Co.'s Plowboy Porter was awarded Best of Show in the 2011 Savannah Craft Brew Festival. This fourth annual event featured 48 of some of the best craft breweries from across the nation including New Belgium, Samuel Adams, Dogfish Head and Abita. This was Cr…