THE OWNERS

 
Just A Taste | Wine Bar and Event Venue | St. James Missouri

ERIC TAYLOR, CERTIFIED SOMMELIER

Eric's interest in wine grew from his love of family history. With an appreciation for all things grape in his blood, it began as a way to stay connected to his roots. His interest grew from hobby to passion after working for a wine shop in the Kansas City area, and has now manifested itself into an ability to cultivate an expansive wine list, as well as the knack for finding a perfect pairing for whatever is in front of you.

 
Just A Taste | Wine Bar and Event Venue | St. James Missouri

casey stuck, mixologist & the mead maker

Casey displayed an early interest in brewing his own mead, an idea that grew stronger after being exposed to them at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival. While Eric took his first shot at wine-making in the basement of his house in Kansas City, Casey began to turn the ideas of a young man into what has become a prize-winning endeavor. Now, his knowledge of mead has translated into an ability to craft a stellar beer list, from draft to bottle.

 

CULINARY TEAM

 
Just A Taste | Wine Bar and Event Venue | St. James Missouri

ALEX GIGER, EXECUTIVE CHEF

Executive Chef, Alex Giger, is a Rolla native with a passion for incredible locally sourced meals. Alex lives a winding life of curiosity; continually scheming with surrounding farmers and sommeliers to create the best menus in the 573. When Alex is not cooking, curating, or seeking his farm to table resources, he prefers to be outdoors fixing cars, canoeing, or sipping local brewskis.

Just A Taste | Wine Bar and Event Venue | St. James Missouri

kitchen crew

We are so incredibly grateful for the talented team in the kitchen who continually impresses our palates. Special thanks to: Travis, Amanda, Lauren, Josh, Tucker, and Ken.

 

FRONT OF HOUSE

 
Just A Taste | Wine Bar and Event Venue | St. James Missouri

SERVERS & BARTENDERS

We are good at what we do because we have an incredible team of servers and bartenders who are truly passionate about educating and being educated.

Just A Taste believes in education poured - one glass at a time. We are home to some of the best beers, wines, and spirits in hopes we can provide both an incredible and knowledgeable experience for each of our guests.

We encourage you to ask our team questions and explore your options so you can best discover your drink.

 

FARM TO FORK

 
Just A Taste | Wine Bar and Event Venue | St. James Missouri

locally sourced

Our hearts are filled with gratitude for the following folks who make this all possible:

D&L Farms

Everyday Good Life Co-Op

Meadow Lark Farms

Brush Creek Valley Farms

Moondance Farms