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Veteran Transition with Z&M

One of the things we’re proudest of – in addition to our one-of-a-kind wines made from local ingredients – is our status as a veteran-owned business. As members of the

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Z&M: A Place to Gather

More and more, we as a nation have come to appreciate the need for togetherness. “People who need people,” Barbra Streisand reminds us, “Are the luckiest people in the world.”

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How Do You Make Cider?

One question every adult beverage enthusiast has asked at one point or another is, “How do you make cider?” Another common question: what’s the difference between cider and, well, juice?

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Old School Grape Crushing

Readers of a certain age will remember the iconic I Love Lucy episode where she and Ethel are stomping grapes with their feet. In the episode, Lucy is a tourist

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Fourth of July Trivia

As the Fourth of July draws nearer, the annual commemoration of our declaration of Independence from Britain with our fellow citizens, Old Glory starts to pop up everywhere you look.

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Summer Bucket List Ideas

“What should I put on my summer bucket list?” It’s something we all wonder as the mercury rises and the days get longer. However, as the saying goes, the days

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Fall Barn Wedding Ideas

Are barn weddings out of style? Not a chance! Hosting your ceremony and/or reception in a barn can be a memorable way to add a touch of rustic charm to

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Where is Italian Food From?

Where does Italian food originate from? That may sound like a ridiculous question (“Italy, obviously,” you’re probably saying). However, many people are surprised to learn that many foods and ingredients

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Fun Summer Activities

Each season brings its own flavor of fun. With every trip around the sun, the changes in temperature and the length of days means different opportunities for recreation.  What are

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Best Summer Drink Recipes

When things start heating up, that’s when you want your drinks to cool down.  Of course, we’re all about a cold glass of wine on a hot day, but we

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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

“What is a good gift for Mother’s Day?” many Americans find themselves asking around late April. If you’re one of them, you’re in good company. It can be hard to

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Cool Wine Tricks

Now, anyone who knows Z&M knows that we’re anything but snobby. Our philosophy is all about knowing what you like and having fun. Check out Z&M’s Leavenworth winery or Lawrence vineyard,

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History of Italian Food

It’s no secret that Z&M is proud of the Italian heritage of co-founder Gina Montalbano (the “M” in Z&M). The daughter of Sicilian immigrants Salvatore and Antoinette, tributes to Gina’s

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St. Patrick’s Day Trivia

People are often surprised how, even though we’re a winery, we get excited about a beer-soaked holiday like St. Patrick’s Day. Just because we’re proud of our Italian heritage, it

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