From The Midwest Wine Press:
Many wine enthusiasts are wondering about the he 2011 Honorary Jefferson Cup Invitational Wine Competition Award that went to “2008 My Three Sons Norton” from Missouri. We can report that the wine was not produced by the late actor Fred MacMurray and has nothing to do with the 60′s television show of the same name, as a Google search would indicate. So exactly what is the “My Three Sons” that won such a prestigious award in a blind tasting by some of the country’s most discriminating palates?
It turns out that My Three Sons is produced by Gomer’s of Missouri, a wine and spirits store with four locations in metro Kansas City. More amazingly, the Norton vines from which the award-winning wine was made were grown on the side of a Gomer’s retail store in a commercial shopping center.
”We have three distinct vineyard sites at our retail locations,” said Gomer’s owner Tom Stacey. ”One of the sites has 18 vines and we call it “Sonic View” because it’s next to the Sonic fast food restaurant. ” According to Stacey, growing vines in a strip mall has its advantages, like automated sprinklers and no grape eating deer.
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