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In the latest edition of our weekly podcast,we talk about the origins of MichiganByTheBottle.com in honor of the website's ninth birthday and the origins of MBTB Tasting Room in honor of MBTB Auburn's second birthday, and discuss what we've been drinking, upcoming events and more.. You can listen in by clicking here. The podcasts are available via the link above, the "MBTB Radio" button at right, on Podbean.com, or on iTunes. You also can subscribe on iTunes so they download directly to your smartphone when they go live! Check out our previous episodes here and feel free to drop us... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Michigan By The Bottle
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Welcome to the latest edition of This Weekend in Michigan Wine, a listing of what's happening now, what's coming up and what's ongoing in the world of Michigan wine! We regularly check 60+ wine websites (and counting) and sift through dozens of weekly press releases to round up what's scheduled around the state. Wineries, if you'd like your event listed, please email us with all of the pertinent information, and we'd be happy to post it. MBTB fans, we hope this serves as your weekly "go-to" guide for finding the best options for getting your Michigan wine on! Cheers! Right... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Michigan By The Bottle
Twenty years ago, Kerm and Sallie Campbell learned about the listing of a gorgeous 120-acre farm near Suttons Bay, complete with a plantation-style home, centennial barn and indoor and outdoor equestrian facility. Rounding up three partners and a young winemaker, Black Star Farms began. via MyNorth.com Happy birthday, Black Star Farms! Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Michigan By The Bottle
Michiganders have a way of showing their hand. They have a technique — a tradition, really — of lifting their right hand and pressing their left index finger into a spot on their palm to give you, the Michigan-geography-challenged, a lesson in what’s where. via ChicagoTribune.com Several Northern Michigan wineries get a shoutout in this article, including Brengman Brothers, Black Star Farms, Hawthorne Vineyards, Rove Estate, Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery, Mari Vineyards and Shady Lane Cellars. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Michigan By The Bottle
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In the latest edition of our weekly podcast, we talk about the upcoming Boskydel Tribute Event on the Leelanau Peninsula with Good Harbor's Taylor Simpson, answer some "Ask MBTB" questions, and discuss what we've been drinking, upcoming events and more. You can listen in by clicking here. Psst: Jim Rink, Bernie's son, was kind enough to give us a quote that we realized we'd forgotten to read on air after we'd already finished editing the podcast. In regards to the tribute event, Jim said: "I would just like to express my gratitude to Larry Mawby, Sam and Taylor Simpson and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2018 at Michigan By The Bottle
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Welcome to the latest edition of This Weekend in Michigan Wine, a listing of what's happening now, what's coming up and what's ongoing in the world of Michigan wine! We regularly check 60+ wine websites (and counting) and sift through dozens of weekly press releases to round up what's scheduled around the state. Wineries, if you'd like your event listed, please email us with all of the pertinent information, and we'd be happy to post it. MBTB fans, we hope this serves as your weekly "go-to" guide for finding the best options for getting your Michigan wine on! Cheers! Right... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2018 at Michigan By The Bottle
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In the latest edition of our weekly podcast, we answer some "Ask MBTB" questions, and discuss some odds and ends around the Michigan wine industry, what we're drinking, upcoming events and more. You can listen in by clicking here. The podcasts are available via the link above, the "MBTB Radio" button at right, on Podbean.com, or on iTunes. You also can subscribe on iTunes so they download directly to your smartphone when they go live! Check out our previous episodes here and feel free to drop us a line and let us know what Michigan wine topics you'd like to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2018 at Michigan By The Bottle
Boskydel Vineyard, which, in the 1970s, became the first fully operating winery on the Leelanau Peninsula — and for many people inseparable from its curmudgeonly owner Bernie Rink — closed down in December 2017. via HourDetroit.com Check out this awesome event to celebrate Michigan grape/wine pioneer Bernie Rink! Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2018 at Michigan By The Bottle
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Welcome to the latest edition of This Weekend in Michigan Wine, a listing of what's happening now, what's coming up and what's ongoing in the world of Michigan wine! We regularly check 60+ wine websites (and counting) and sift through dozens of weekly press releases to round up what's scheduled around the state. Wineries, if you'd like your event listed, please email us with all of the pertinent information, and we'd be happy to post it. MBTB fans, we hope this serves as your weekly "go-to" guide for finding the best options for getting your Michigan wine on! Cheers! Right... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2018 at Michigan By The Bottle
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In the latest edition of our weekly podcast, we play the Summer Eats Pairing Game, answer some "Ask MBTB" questions, and discuss what we're drinking, upcoming events and more. You can listen in by clicking here. The podcasts are available via the link above, the "MBTB Radio" button at right, on Podbean.com, or on iTunes. You also can subscribe on iTunes so they download directly to your smartphone when they go live! Check out our previous episodes here and feel free to drop us a line and let us know what Michigan wine topics you'd like to hear about on... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2018 at Michigan By The Bottle
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Welcome to the latest edition of This Weekend in Michigan Wine, a listing of what's happening now, what's coming up and what's ongoing in the world of Michigan wine! We regularly check 60+ wine websites (and counting) and sift through dozens of weekly press releases to round up what's scheduled around the state. Wineries, if you'd like your event listed, please email us with all of the pertinent information, and we'd be happy to post it. MBTB fans, we hope this serves as your weekly "go-to" guide for finding the best options for getting your Michigan wine on! Cheers! Right... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2018 at Michigan By The Bottle
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This giveaway has ended — and so has the 2018 Michigan Wine Month Giveaway! Thanks to all who participated! Happy Michigan Wine Month! We're celebrating as we always do: with 31+ days of giveaways, fueled by generous donations by Michigan wineries! Tune in daily throughout May and into June for another chance to win daily. Today’s Date: Sunday, June 10 Today's Sponsor: Black Star Farms Today's Prize: A Black Star Farms prize pack that includes: • Estate Tour: A one hour walking tour that takes you through our Inn, vineyard, centennial barn, wine cave and more while learning the history... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2018 at Michigan By The Bottle
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This giveaway has ended. Please check back for the next one. Happy Michigan Wine Month! We're celebrating as we always do: with 31+ days of giveaways, fueled by generous donations by Michigan wineries! Tune in daily throughout May and into June for another chance to win daily. Today’s Date: Saturday, June 9, 2018 Today's Sponsor: Fenn Valley Vineyard & Wine Cellar Today's Prize: VIP Tour/Tasting: This in-depth tour of our winemaking facility will be led by a senior member of the winemaking team. The tour can accommodate up to 22 people. Tasting will be provided throughout the tour! Winner will... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2018 at Michigan By The Bottle
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In the latest edition of our weekly podcast, we recap our recent trip to the Traverse City area — including a stop at Amoritas Vineyards — and discuss what we've been drinking, upcoming events and more. You can listen in by clicking here. The podcasts are available via the link above, the "MBTB Radio" button at right, on Podbean.com, or on iTunes. You also can subscribe on iTunes so they download directly to your smartphone when they go live! Check out our previous episodes here and feel free to drop us a line and let us know what Michigan wine... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2018 at Michigan By The Bottle
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This giveaway has ended. Please check back for the next one. Happy Michigan Wine Month! We're celebrating as we always do: with 31+ days of giveaways, fueled by generous donations by Michigan wineries! Tune in daily throughout May and into June for another chance to win daily. Today’s Date: Friday, June 8, 2018 Today's Sponsor: Sandhill Crane Vineyards Today's Prize: A Private Tasting with Holly, SCV's winemaker, and Shelly, SCV's chemist! Winner can bring up to three friends, and light appetizers are included with the tasting. Winner will also receive a $35 gift certificate, two SCV t-shirts of their choice... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2018 at Michigan By The Bottle
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Welcome to the latest edition of This Weekend in Michigan Wine, a listing of what's happening now, what's coming up and what's ongoing in the world of Michigan wine! We regularly check 60+ wine websites (and counting) and sift through dozens of weekly press releases to round up what's scheduled around the state. Wineries, if you'd like your event listed, please email us with all of the pertinent information, and we'd be happy to post it. MBTB fans, we hope this serves as your weekly "go-to" guide for finding the best options for getting your Michigan wine on! Cheers! Right... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2018 at Michigan By The Bottle
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This giveaway has ended. Please check back for the next one. Happy Michigan Wine Month! We're celebrating as we always do: with 31+ days of giveaways, fueled by generous donations by Michigan wineries! Tune in daily throughout May and into June for another chance to win daily. Today’s Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018 Today's Sponsor: 3 North Vines Today's Prize: A winery tour for four at 3 North Vines in Croswell, Mich., hosted by the winemaker. Includes wine samples paired with chocolates and cheese. Today’s Question: What would be the first 3 North Vines wine you'd try during your visit,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2018 at Michigan By The Bottle
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A long-running southwestern Michigan wine festival gets new digs this year. The Lake Michigan Shore Wine Festival, coming up Saturday, June 16, was previously held at Weko Beach in Bridgman. Now it’s moving about 3 miles down the road to Warren Dunes State Park in Sawyer. via HourDetroit.com In her June Hour Detroit Michigan wine blog, Cort gets the scoop on the new location for the Lake Michigan Shore Wine Festival! Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2018 at Michigan By The Bottle
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This giveaway has ended. Please check back for the next one. Happy Michigan Wine Month! We're celebrating as we always do: with 31+ days of giveaways, fueled by generous donations by Michigan wineries! Tune in daily throughout May and into June for another chance to win daily. Today’s Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018 Today's Sponsor: Lazy Ballerina Winery Today's Prize: Free wine tasting for up to four people — a $36 value — redeemable at Lazy Ballerina's St. Joseph or Bridgman tasting rooms. Wine tasting includes five 1oz samples of wine, a chocolate truffle and souvenir wine glass. Certificate will... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2018 at Michigan By The Bottle
Hint: Blaufränkisch is not a place to visit. You cannot eat it. You should definitely put it in a glass. via MyNorth.com Love us some Blaufrankisch, how about you? Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2018 at Michigan By The Bottle
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This giveaway has ended. Please check back for the next one. Happy Michigan Wine Month! We're celebrating as we always do: with 31+ days of giveaways, fueled by generous donations by Michigan wineries! Tune in daily throughout May and into June for another chance to win daily. Today’s Date: Tuesday, June 5, 2018 Today's Sponsor: Wyncroft/Marland Wine ALERT: Two winners today! Today's Prize: Each winner will receive a 1¢ magnum of a pre-selected Wyncroft or Marland wine. Must be picked up at MBTB Auburn Hills no later than Aug. 1, 2018. Today’s Question: If you could enjoy a magnum of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2018 at Michigan By The Bottle
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This giveaway has ended. Please check back for the next one. Happy Michigan Wine Month! We're celebrating as we always do: with 31+ days of giveaways, fueled by generous donations by Michigan wineries! Tune in daily throughout May and into June for another chance to win daily. Today’s Date: Monday, June 4, 2018 Today's Sponsor: L. Mawby Winery Today's Prize: Two tasting coupons good for a flight (2 wines paired with locally made spread and crackers) or $9 off a glass of wine (winner's choice!) + two Leelanau Peninsula flutes and a MAWBY stopper. (Click here and here for pics... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2018 at Michigan By The Bottle
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This giveaway has ended. Please check back for the next one. Happy Michigan Wine Month! We're celebrating as we always do: with 31+ days of giveaways, fueled by generous donations by Michigan wineries! Tune in daily throughout May and into June for another chance to win daily. Today’s Date: Sunday, June 3, 2018 Today's Sponsor: Northern Sun Winery Today's Prize: A Northern Sun Winery logo T-shirt, mailed to winner. Today’s Question: Which Northern Sun Winery wine would you like to sip while wearing your new T-shirt AND why? (Click here for a wine list.) Head on over to our Facebook... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2018 at Michigan By The Bottle
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This giveaway has ended. Please check back for the next one. Happy Michigan Wine Month! We're celebrating as we always do: with 31+ days of giveaways, fueled by generous donations by Michigan wineries! Tune in daily throughout May and into June for another chance to win daily. Today’s Date: Saturday, June 2, 2018 Today's Sponsor: Ciccone Vineyard & Winery Today's Prize: Two complimentary wine tastings in Ciccone's Leelanau Peninsula tasting room + a 1¢ of wine (winner's choice) — up to a $45 value. Must be picked up at the tasting room. Today’s Question: Which bottle would you most want... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2018 at Michigan By The Bottle
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In the latest edition of our weekly podcast, we recap the 2018 Michigan Wine & Cider Festival and discuss what we've been drinking, upcoming events and more. You can listen in by clicking here. The podcasts are available via the link above, the "MBTB Radio" button at right, on Podbean.com, or on iTunes. You also can subscribe on iTunes so they download directly to your smartphone when they go live! Check out our previous episodes here and feel free to drop us a line and let us know what Michigan wine topics you'd like to hear about on the show.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2018 at Michigan By The Bottle