Autumn Vegetable Stew

Autumn Vegetable Stew

In the Midwest, this soup is best during August when the growing season is in full force. It sounds like a lot of olive oil, but you can save most of it to use again. Braising in olive gives the vegetables a nice silky texture.  ...

Our Sparkling Wine Journey (Part 1)

We absolutely love sparkling wine, but alas, had never taken the plunge to produce it ourselves.  Well, 2012 was the year we finally decided to make the first Somerset Ridge sparkling wine.  As with all things related to operating a small, boutique winery in the...

27th Annual Kansas Grape Growers & Winemakers Conference

 We just returned from the 27th Annual Kansas Grape  Growers &  Winemakers Annual Conference in Topeka last week.  It was a great time, with distinguished speakers from all over the country giving lectures on grape growing and wine making. A highlight was the...