Wine Country Writing Class on the Road!

Hank Johnson, owner of Chaumette Winery in Ste. Genevieve, explains the harvest process from the grape crushing pad at Chaumette Winery to students in the Wine Country Writing class.

Students in the wine lab at Chaumette Winery with winery owner Hank Johnson.

Join me this week on my Wine Country Writing class four-day field reporting trip!

The class is examining not only wine culture and how to write about it, but also how wine is produced, agricultural issues in the vineyard, and how a winery markets itself in the Ste. Genevieve, Augusta, and Hermann wine growing areas.

Students visited A&K Cooperage in Higbee as well and watched Missouri oak barrels being produced. Each day they speak directly from winemakers, vineyard managers, and learn directly from experts in the field. Join the class with their Vox magazine blog series as they meet the people behind the Missouri wine industry.


About ninafurstenau

Nina Mukerjee Furstenau teaches a Food and Wine Writing for the University of Missouri Science and Agriculture Journalism program and the MU School of Journalism School. Her book, Biting Through the Skin: An Indian Kitchen in America's Heartland was the winner of the MFK Fisher Book Award and Grand Prize Award for culinary/culture writing and designated as a Kansas Notable Book. She has also written Savor Missouri: River Hill Country Food and Wine, celebrating Missouri foodways. Her essay, "And Then There Was Rum Cake," appears in the 2017 anthology, Pie & Whiskey: Writer's Under the Influence of Butter and Booze. Ms. Furstenau was in the Peace Corps in Tunisia from 1984 to 1986 and then began working life as a journalist and publisher/editor of three construction magazines beginning in 1987. Ms. Furstenau and her husband launched and published these magazines and two others until 2001. She was a month-long resident at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont, in 2008.
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