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No and I don't drink Kansas bourbon either. I tried "Most Wanted". For the love of God, don't make the same mistake that I did!!!!!
OK Native 72, you present a valid case. I'll try (again) some Kansas wines. Have to agree with others above all that I've tasted have been way too sweet. Where do I buy the Kansas Norton?
I really like some of the Kansas wines. They often fall into the mix as I go through wines from many states and countries. I am not a fan of sweet wines, and that is not at all a problem with Kansas wines. There are plenty that are dry. If you haven't found any Kansas wine that you like yet, I suggest BlueJacket and especially, my favorite, Holyfield. Holyfield creates a Cynthiana that is incredible.
Kansas wineries are producing some excellent wines, with selections of dry, medium or sweet to fit anyone's taste. I know that BlueJacket Crossing Winery, Davenport's Winery, Kugler's Winery, Holyfield Winery and Sommerset Ridge Winery all make wonerful wines from Kansas grapes, in most cases from grapes grown in vineyards planted on their property (estate grown). If you want a nice fruity, dry red wine, try a Kansas Norton (a/k/a Cynthiana), or a Chambourcin as an alternative to another boring Merlot. Instead of a Chardonnay, try a Kansas Tramminette or a Seyval. Of course the quality of Kansas wines varies, but that's part of the fun of visiting wineries - to see whether you like their wines. Samples are free and there are some outstanding, award winning wines to sample. You would be surprised at how well Kansas wines have done in various wine competitions all over the country. Kansas is actually perflectly suited to growing grapes and I'm impressed with some of the wines I've tasted.
It seems that Kansas wines are being painted with a broad brush of negitivity. There are several wineries in the Northeast part of Kansas that are not only growing Kansas grapes but are making excellent wines and have achived a numorious amonts of international awards to prove it. Most of these wineries offer both Dry and Sweet selections to please even the most diserning palate. So to say the Kansas only makes sweet wine is unfair and not true. All wineries in the state offer free samples so I encourage you to visit them, try and enjoy. These are local farmers who put passion in their work and in the wine.
Kansas wines are too sweet, probably due to the growing conditions.
Three Buck Chuck is hard to beat. To pay more for something fermented in Kansas from grapes picked and shipped from who-knows-where seems foolish unless you are one of those folks with more money than brains. You know who you are.
"I don't have a clue." Autie.................. wow, setting yourself up for abuse. Not the cagey Autie I know.
I've given up on wine. Too many vinaigrettes have graced my palate.
I suppose I should not whine about Kansas wine. My experience with it is so limited. All that have tried was sweet...and sweet equals yuck for my palate. Is there a really good red wine that is dry yet slightly fruity ala Merlot ..or do any of them grow red pinot grapes?? I don't have a clue.
The Charlottes Red at Davenport is a great wine. So there, all you wine fooo fooos!!!!!!!!
Wasn't there an article in the paper a few days ago that Kansas wines aren't made from "Kansas grapes," which may be an oxymoron? I'm curious: How many states that are making and marketing wine use homegrown grapes?
As for my personal preference, I've never tried Kansas wine. I'm not a legitimate wine drinker, but when necessary, I've found Australian wines to be remarkably tasty and less expensive than European or California wines.
Maybe the administration could focus its eco devo efforts on helping Kansas winemakers rather than tourism. ; }
Is there a Boone's in Kansas?
I buy and drink wines from whatever state I happen to be in. Sure Cali is best and others are various shades of not-as-good, but the only state's wine I've found to be absolutely undrinkable was North Carolina. NC wines make Kansas taste like Beaujolais.
Can't remember the name but there was a good Kansas wine a few years ago. Then they quit making it. So, no Kansas wine for me currently. California, French and Spanish wines fill the bill.
No, but I listen to Kansans whine.
Jowler Creek is close by and their wines have won several medals. Free tastings, too!
Davenport makes good wine. I'm gonna try their beaujolais this November.
I keep trying, but haven't found any that are very good.
I haven't found a Kansas wine thats fit to drink.
I like Kansas wine like I like Kansas women.....................drunk
Kansas doesn't do very many things well. Wine is not one of them.
I have as I live really close to one. I'm not much of a wine drinking but it tastes just fine to me. A little high on the price.
No way, I live in Frankfurt Germany.
Heavens, no. I live an hour and a half from Napa.
If you have'nt tried the Elderberry you don't know what you're missing !!
No, wine is French. I just stick with beer and hard liquor. Really, something in wine gives me headaches, so I rarely drink it and then only a glass. Which is tough, because I prefer my alcohol out of brown paper bags...
No. It is awful.
Not wine drinker. So, I put yes because all taste like funny grape juice to me.
When I drink, which is pretty much only at football games and somewhat controlled, I drink beer. I kind of make fun of those who drink mix drinks. Not sure why. No problems with shots. Seems kind of sissy to me to drink mix drinks with foo foo stuff but I cannot really put into words.....
I used to drink pretty insane amounts of beers and it was not very pretty because I got really angry and kind of violent when I did so probably a good think I just stuck with beer....
No, never found any I could drink. AS was stated above, they still have a way to go.
Uh, no. Kansas wine still has a long way to go.
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