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Tasters Evaluate Wines From MU Experimental Winery

Brian Phillips of Butler plans to start his own vineyard with help from the University of Missouri.

Looking for the best grape varieties and cultivation methods, Phillips was one of about 30 wine enthusiasts attending a recent wine-evaluation workshop at the University of Missouri.

He tasted and evaluated 33 wines produced from unique grape varieties and cultural practices at MU’s new experimental winery.

“Programs like this let people in the door,” he said. “It will tell them either ‘yes’ or ‘no’ if they want to start a vineyard or winery. This will help me in every facet of being a vineyard owner and winemaker.”

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Posted on Mar 02, 2010.

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