HIGBEE, Mo.–Come along for the ride as eight journalist’s thoughts turn to Missouri wine country this spring. First stop: Oak Cooperage in Higbee for a tour of the barrel-making workshop. While wood staves toasted, Lauren Casey, Rachel Dotson, Devon Yarbrough, Rachel Sishler, Felesha Lee, Thomas Hellauer, Shane Sanderson, and Alyssa Salcido (below) prepared to cover all things wine — from grapes to glass with stops in-between for Missouri food specialties. Stay tuned to see where they pop up and what you should put on your must-do list.
~Nina Furstenau, instructor