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Two Wine Chics - Katie & Laura
Missouri Winery Owners
Laura is owner at Wenwood Farm Winery, and Katie at Peaceful Bend Winery, in Missouri
Interests: WIne, travel, crafts, food
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Shyanne, future enologist I am truly excited and proud to let the Wine Chic world know that we seem to have a new woman winemaker in the works. Shyanne Thompson, a young woman who has worked for us for years now, starting as a food server in our Summer Kitchen... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2013 at Two Wine Chics on a Quest
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My neighbors run a set of vacation cabins called Murphy's Place - just across the street from our place. This weekend they really helped me out by housing the musicians that were playing at the winery. I said I would clean up the cabin afterwards so that it would hopefully... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2013 at Two Wine Chics on a Quest
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Laura has really made me want to visit Eureka Springs one of these days! After her post about her health yesterday, I thought I'd chime in with another local who is doing great things. I have taken a yoga class from Nobby Ota for the last 6 or 7 or... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2013 at Two Wine Chics on a Quest
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I just have to give another shout out for my friends out at Bem General. I've now had a couple of therapeutic message sessions with Amy Adkison, who is truly gifted, and I've been having ongoing weekly reflexology with April Adkison, and I have to say - wow. I was... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2013 at Two Wine Chics on a Quest
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After being out of the loop for a while, I'm back in the questing world with a surprising and wonderful quest to share. Apparently both Tom and I were in need of some time away. Luckily, we found a way to combine a trip with work. We've wanted to have... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2013 at Two Wine Chics on a Quest
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Happy Easter, and for those of you that are winding down with Passover - a shout out to you as well! I've had fun checking out all the funny pictures being posted using Peeps - you know, those marshmellow bunnies coated in colored sugar that you only get at this... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2013 at Two Wine Chics on a Quest
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As you may know, the Missouri Grape & Wine Board introduced a new passport at the beginning of 2013 (find more information about that here). They asked us to throw out any of the old passport journals we had leftover from the previous year. In my head I literally whined... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2013 at Two Wine Chics on a Quest
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Well, it's an interesting evening here in Steelville weather-wise. As I carried in wood through snow flurries, realized I could hear peepers. March's lion seems to still be in full throttle around here! I sure hope those little froggies don't feeze their peepers off tonight. I realized after Tuesday's post... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2013 at Two Wine Chics on a Quest
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As you may recall from a previous post, March is national craft month. And you may also recall from several previous posts, that I love to stamp. So I thought it would be fun to try stamping with wine instead of a craft/dye ink. I had visions of stamping greatness... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2013 at Two Wine Chics on a Quest
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The weather has turned colder again, but the taste of warm weather we had this past week has put me - yes, even me, who loves winter! - in the mood for spring. So while I'm sitting here listening to the sleet hit my window, snuggled up in a blanket,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2013 at Two Wine Chics on a Quest
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This post has nothing to do with wine. I'm sorry. You see, I went over to my neighbor's house the other day and spent the morning photographing her 4-week old Border Collie puppies. They are so cute, that I'm sure you'll just want to pour yourself a glass of wine... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2013 at Two Wine Chics on a Quest
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A while back I posted an idea for a wine and food pairing party at home. Here's one of my favorite recipes from that post, just in time for the warm weather. Enjoy! KIRSCH SORBET (Kirsch is German for cherry, and a Wenwood Wine!) 3/4 cup sugar 1/2 cup water... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2013 at Two Wine Chics on a Quest
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Laura came over and surprised me this afternoon. Yay! We haven't hung out together for waaaaayyyyyyy too long. It turned out to be a busy afternoon with other friends stopping in, so I didn't get to editing the pictures I meant too. Thus I don't have my planned quest to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2013 at Two Wine Chics on a Quest
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I made a little banner to help decorate the winery for St.Pat's Day. It isn't very long, so it would be perfect for a mantel, bookcase, or hutch. It was inspired by Lil' Luna's tutorial. To start, I made my own template: The template started out as a rectange 3.5... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2013 at Two Wine Chics on a Quest
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Oh be still my beating heart! A whole month? It's almost like it's my birthday. Instead of crafting though I spent the day cleaning my house. Bathroom and kitchen are both as sanitized as they ever will be with me as their keeper; floors swept, mopped and vacuumed; tables dusted;... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2013 at Two Wine Chics on a Quest
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After many days of not being able to do much, the weather is finally cooperating again and people have started to visit Wenwood again. We've had a fun rush recently of Missouri Wine Passport Program wine and food pairings for ten. These are great events that we do as prizes... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2013 at Two Wine Chics on a Quest
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It's been sleeting, snowing, and generally getting icy around Missouri today. Thus we aren't headed out anywhere! We'll be stoking our wood stove and mulling wine tonight instead. Here are a few recipes I found online that look interesting and different from the typical spiced wine. If you try one... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2013 at Two Wine Chics on a Quest
I spent the day running around St. Louis to meet with our lawyer, pick up supplies, and visit with my in laws. I am so ready for a few laughs. Grab a glass and giggle along with me if you are feeling the same! Everyone has to believe in something....I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2013 at Two Wine Chics on a Quest
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It comes to my attention that today is National Drink Wine Day. So cheers, and I hope you had a nice glass or two for the occasion. However, please do not confuse this holiday with National Wine Day, which comes on May 25. I fully believe that wine is worth... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2013 at Two Wine Chics on a Quest
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Back when Katie and I first conceived this blog, we promised that we'd present the real world of owning a winery, the ins and the outs, the goods and the (few) bads. I'm actually writing today about one of the less positive things in our business, because I'm not really... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2013 at Two Wine Chics on a Quest
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So this week I didn't go anywhere. But I did have fun since it was my annual wine and chocolate pairing weekend. Since my family stuggles with chronic chocolate deficiency syndrome, this was actually a very healing weekend for me - ha! So this weekend we paired three of our... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2013 at Two Wine Chics on a Quest
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What wine are you celebrating Valentine's Day with? Here are a few of my favorite chocolate pairings for you to consider pairing up with your wine. Sparkling wine - chocolate covered strawberries Vignoles, Traminette, or Moscatto - orange flavored chocolate Chambourcin - Moser-Roth 70% dark chili chocolate (find this at... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2013 at Two Wine Chics on a Quest
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This has obviously been a brutal cold and flu season (I'm still hacking away) and I got to wondering about some of the old time remedies out there. Happily, there are a number of them out there that contain alcohol. I know I always feel better when there's a bit... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2013 at Two Wine Chics on a Quest
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Let the good times roll! Here is a small collection of recipes for the traditional Mardi Gras cocktail - a Hurricane - for you to try out today. The Classic Hurricane Hurricane Leah Emeril Lagasse's Hurricane Hurrican I - uses pinapple O-Hurricane Peaceful Bend Wine Hurricane Hope you enjoy the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2013 at Two Wine Chics on a Quest
Well, along with a lot of trade show tchotchkes, I returned from the MIdwest Grape & Wine Conference with the creeping crud that is going around. I'm not as talented as Katie when I'm sick, so no new lyrics to Simon and Garfunkle, but I did write you a haiku.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2013 at Two Wine Chics on a Quest