Sips & Spirits

Günter Hans Changes Han(d)s

Günter Hans European Pub & Café announced it’s under new ownership. After nine years of successful ownership, founder Lydia Melton has decided to turn her attention to consulting and other startup ventures. Morgan Wright will take over the taps and Bretzel biz just in time for warmer weather and Biergarten gatherings. The European pub and […]

A Mighty Fine Wine & Dine 

Join the sommelier and the rest of the staff at Glenn’s April Dinner and Wine Series on Tuesday, April 12. Guests will enjoy a four-course dinner crafted by Glenn’s executive chef, as well as a sommelier-guided tasting of wine pairings. Dinner starts at 7 p.m. and tickets are $75 per guest. Learn more here. The […]

Making A Case For The Vase

… you don’t need a case of empty wine bottles, actually. One one will do. Unless you’d like to make nifty — and thrifty — gifts for family and friends. All you need is one empty and a minimal number of supplies and tools. Five simple steps later, voilá! (Especially appropo if it was a […]

Tap Into Random Facts

If you triumph at trivia and love random facts and inane info, check out the trivia night happening Wednesday, April 13, at iTAP from 7-9 p.m. It’s free to play and you can win brewery swag, beer and gift cards! If you’re not familiar with iTAP, its first location opened in July 2010 in the […]

Exciting News On Brews!

Opened in 2009, Broadway Brewery has had lots of exciting news to share, including launching its Clear State hard seltzer line last year. And now the brewery has just unveiled some more major changes it has on tap: adding a new taproom at 15 S. Ninth St. You may have noticed the huge garage door […]

Many Are “Russian” To Ditch Vodka

As the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues, many are looking for ways to show their support for Ukraine, and that effort is now touching liquor sales. Over the weekend, Macadoodles in Columbia pulled all Russian-made vodka brands from shelves. They’re hardly the only ones. Several states have called on stores to pull any Russian products […]

Just One MO Insult …

Budlight recently released limited edition Rams’ bottles so LA fans can celebrate their Super Bowl win. A bit ironic, wouldn’t you say, seeing how Anheuser-Busch started in St. Louis. Of course, it’s now known as Anheuser-Busch InBev, after having been bought in July of 2008, but A-B InBev is still headquartered in the city with […]

Sup & Sip 

If you haven’t been to a Glenn’s Dinner & Wine Series night, you’re missing out! The next one’s Tuesday, March 8, at 7 p.m. Here’s a taste of what’s on the menu: First course = French shallot soup, second course = braised young carrots, third course = ?. You’ll just have to click here to […]

Les Bourgeois Uncorks New Name

The Rocheport winery is rebranding itself as it seeks to be a destination location. Late last month, Les Bourgeois issued a press release announcing the launch of The Bluff Top at Rocheport,  which bills itself as a”trailside vineyard retreat.” Les Bourgeois Vineyards was founded in 1985, has grown from a small, boutique winery to one […]

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The Unique and Rich Experience of Hamilton’s Envy

Photos by L.G. Patterson A love story dedicated to the bitter and strong flavors of Jamaican pimento dram, this allspice and pepper-forward drink can be best enjoyed year-round, as the balanced and intricate flavors make it perfect for any occasion.  A moderate citrus tang with smoked Demerara syrup combine to satisfy your palette, while the romantic […]

Bar Tab Battle

Fieldhouse was in the running for LineLeap’s Bar Tab Battle — and won! The bar will bring home a $5K Bar Tab Event. A few select people also won a $50 LineLeap credit. About the competition:  Voting started Wednesday, Feb. 16 with 8 bars: Champs (Penn State) Sally’s (Minnesota) Kollege Klub (Wisconsin) Fieldhouse (Mizzou) Kilroys […]

How’s Your Vino Vocab?

The wine world has a language all its own. Are you an oenophile with a file of facts in your brain? offers wine quizzes throughout the year and recently compiled a list of the hardest questions from its 2021 quizzes. The correct answer to the questions about the renowned Champagne house is Krug. Try […]

A Way With Wine

Winemaker’s Way is a new feature series from Missouri Wines that profiles the people who create wine across our state. The first feature is on Shaun Turnbull, Head Winemaker at Stone Hill Winery.  A native of South Africa, Turnbull wanted a profession where he could be happy and creative, and knew it wasn’t a job […]

Eat MO Bacon At The MO Bacon & Bourbon Festival

The Missouri Pork Association is hosting its annual MO Bacon & Bourbon Festival on Saturday, Feb. 5, from 1-5 p.m. at Bur Oak Brewing. Sample all the bacon, bourbon, bacon treats, fine spirits, cocktails and beer while enjoying live music. Get tickets here. You may want to get your hands on all the pork you […]

Enjoy Special Valentine’s “Love” Libations

Several local spots will be offering special Valentine’s Day cocktails — some featuring that favorite Valentine’s Day sweet treat chocolate — as an ingredient. Chris McD’s, for instance, will be serving a Bordeaux Cherry Martini, as well as champagne by the glass specials. Normally open Wednesday-Saturday, Chris McD’s will be upon on Monday, Feb. 14, […]

Romance In Advance … At CC’s

One local spot offering a Valentine’s prelude package is perennial Best of Columbia winner for best steak: CC’s! You can save $50 on the special Valentine’s Dinner if you dine in now through Feb.13. The menu includes: Shrimp cocktail appetizer , two house specialty salads, two filet mignon and battered fried lobster entrees plus a complimentary […]

Romance In Advance Part I

Consider celebrating Valentine’s Day early at Glenn’s! They’re holding the February edition of their Dinner and Wine Series on Tuesday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m. They’ll be presenting a four-course dinner crafted by their executive chef, and their sommelier will guide guests through each wine pairing. This month’s first course is pickled giardiniera frito – […]

Distilling It Down To An Art  

Local artisan Lisa Driskel Hawxby creates mixed media art pieces using reclaimed whiskey barrel staves and rings. Join her for her “Authentically Her” gallery show Friday, Jan. 7, from 5 to 8 p.m., at Curations573. A specialty DogMaster cocktail will be available. Curations573 is a lifestyle company featuring collections, products and experiences from locally owned […]

Hit The New Year Healthy!

If you’re interested in the event Nourish is hosting on Sunday, Jan. 16, at 4 p.m., here are more details: The cost is $65 per person. Space is limited, so if you’re interested call Nourish at 573-818-2240 ext. 1, to reserve your spot and pay prior to the event. Co-owner and Chef Kimber Dean welcomes […]

Pinot Perils & Merlot Mishaps

Website has some nifty tricks to employ when you’ve had a red wine disaster. First, blot! Use a dry napkin or paper towel to soak up as much stain as you can. Blot don’t scrub, as scrubbing will just spread the stain and ingrain it even more. Act fast to clean up and help […]