Somerset Ridge Traminette Oktoberfest

A 2010 Jefferson Cup award winner and voted one of the top 20 wines in the country in the white non-vinifera white wine category, the Somerset Ridge Traminette Oktoberfest is a prime example of the ever-changing wine world. Made from the Traminette grape, a Gewürztraminer hybrid, the grape has found a permanent home in the Kansas soilsRead more

Somerset Ridge Vineyard and Winery

If you’re a regular reader, you’ll remember my prior review of the Smoky Hills Merlot, a wine produced from grapes grown outside of the state (We’re Not in Kansas Anymore). It’s no secret that I’m not a proponent of this practice and would prefer wineries source grapes from within the state. Be it a hybridRead more

We’re Not in Kansas Anymore

Last week I received a Kansas wine via FedEx and upon opening, my first thought was “Toto, I’ve got a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore”. The dreaded words for any locavore, “American Dry Red Wine” were displayed on the front label. In most cases where wines carry an appellation of “American”, the grapes wereRead more