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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, May 26, 2018 Today's Sponsor: Lawton Ridge Winery Today's Prize: A certificate for a wine and cheese pairing for up to 8 people at Lawton Ridge's Kalamazoo tasting room. Today’s Question: Which two Lawton Ridge wines would you most like to sip with your cheese AND why? (Click here for a wine list.) Head on over to our Facebook page to... Continue reading
Posted 19 hours ago 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, May 25, 2018 Today's Sponsor: Rove Estate Vineyard & Winery ALERT: Two winners today! Today's Prize: Each winner will receive a four-person VIP tasting at Rove Estate's Leelanau Peninsula tasting room. Includes seven tastes, a souvenir glass, and 15% off four or more bottle purchases at time of tasting. Today’s... Continue reading
Posted yesterday 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 2 days ago 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, May 24, 2018 Today's Sponsor: Michigan Grape & Wine Industry Council Today's Prize: A Michigan Wine Tote, which includes a cute picnic tote, 2 Michigan wine stemless glasses, a corkscrew, a cheeseboard and knife, and a lifetime Vintage Michigan membership, which earns you discounts and deals at participating wineries throughout... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago 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, May 23, 2018 Today's Sponsor: Laurentide Winery Today's Prize: A Laurentide Vineyard Tour for four people. The winner will accompany Laurentide's owner to the vineyards for a 1-hour tour at a mutually acceptable date and time this growing season. After the tour, the group is invited to a complimentary tasting... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago 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, May 22, 2018 Today's Sponsor: Domaine Berrien Cellars Today's Prize: $25 gift card redeemable at Domaine Berrien Cellars. Must be picked up at the winery in Berrien Springs. Today’s Question: If you could buy any DBC wines with your gift card, which would it be AND why? (Click here for... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago 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, May 21, 2018 Today's Sponsor: Owl Wineries Today's Prize: Two free 6-flavor tasting coupons and one $20 Owl Wineries gift certificate. Pickup required at Owl Wineries' tasting room in Roseville. Today’s Question: If you could take anyone with you to taste at Owl, who would it be AND why? Head... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago 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, May 20, 2018 Today's Sponsor: Hawthorne Vineyards Today's Prize: A "one size fits all" Hawthorne Vineyards logo baseball cap. Will be shipped to winner. (Click here to view a pic of the prize.) for a pic of the prize. Today’s Question: Which Hawthorne wine would you sip while kicking back... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago 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, May 19, 2018 Today's Sponsor: Sabrosa Sangria Today's Prize: A Sabrosa Sangria prize package, including a tasting glass, wine opener, T-shirt and a $25 gift card. Winner can choose local pickup or shipping. Today’s Question: If you could try any Sabrosa Sangria in your tasting glass, which would it be... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Michigan By The Bottle
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In the latest edition of our weekly podcast, we discuss the 2018 Lake Michigan Shore Wine Festival, 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. If you've... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 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, May 18, 2018 Today's Sponsor: Lake Michigan Shore Wine Festival / Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail Today's Prize: Two tickets to the 2018 Lake Michigan Shore Wine Festival on Saturday, June 16, at Warren Dunes State Park. Tickets will be mailed to the winner. Today’s Question: Which Lake Michigan Shore... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 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 May 17, 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, May 17, 2018 Today's Sponsor: Dablon Winery & Vineyards Today's Prize: Dablon T-shirts and complimentary tastings for two guests. Must be picked up at the winery in Baroda. Today’s Question: If you could drink any Dablon wine while wearing your new T-shirt, which would it be AND why? (Click here... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 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, May 16, 2018 Today's Sponsor: Love Wines Today's Prize: A $40.00 gift card redeemable at Love Wines, along with a set of two custom wine glasses. Must pick up at tasting room in Ludington. Today’s Question: If you could drink any two Love Wines in your new custom wine glasses,... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 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, May 15, 2018 Today's Sponsor: Mackinaw Trail Winery & Brewery Today's Prize: One bottle of Mackinaw Trail's 2010 Syrah for $.01. Wine is in a Vintner's Edition signed bottle — one of the first 24 bottles of the lot — with tasting notes from the winemaker. Must be picked up... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2018 at Michigan By The Bottle
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He may have moved a few counties away, but Michael Wells is still a Detroiter at heart. The owner/winemaker at Black Fire Winery in Tecumseh, Wells draws his initial fascination with wine back to his formative years in Detroit. He grew up on the northeast side and graduated from Pershing High School. He recalls making his first bottle of wine in his childhood home there — using pop bottles, since his parents didn’t drink alcohol. “I love Detroit,” he says. “Detroiters are tough. They always persevere.” via HourDetroit.com In her May Hour Detroit Michigan wine blog, Cort gets the scoop... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 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, May 14, 2018 Today's Sponsor: St. Julian Winery ALERT: Two winners today! Today's Prize: Each of the two winners receives a VIP Enhanced Tour, which includes wine tasting, cheese and/or chocolate board, private tour, and barrel tasting for up to 8 people. Today’s Question: If you could try any THREE... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 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, May 13, 2018 Today's Sponsor: Heavenly Vineyards Today's Prize: $25 gift card toward purchases at Heavenly Vineyards, two stemless tasting glasses, and two free tastings. Winner decides whether prize is shipped or pickup at the winery. Today’s Question: Which wine from Heavenly Vineyards would you want to try first during... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 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, May 12, 2018 Today's Sponsor: Blustone Vineyards Today's Prize: A Blustone logo T-Shirt + a gift certificate redeemable for two free tastings. Must be picked up at Blustone Vineyards on the Leelanau Peninsula. Today’s Question: If you could sip any Blustone wine while wearing your swanky Blustone T-shirt, which would... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2018 at Michigan By The Bottle
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In a whirlwind edition of our weekly podcast, we discuss odds and ends around the Michigan wine industry, 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. If you've enjoyed these podcasts,... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 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, May 11 Today's Sponsor: Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery Today's Prize: VIP Pass, valid for 2 guests. Passholder receives two souvenir logo glasses, two complimentary wine tastings, a complimentary 5 item cheese and charcuterie board, and two complimentary glasses of wine. A $55 value! Today’s Question: If you could choose... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 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 May 10, 2018 at Michigan By The Bottle
Michael Goodell’s world started turning the day his gaze met Mary Northcutt’s on the campus of a small, Southern California university. "I fell in love with her at first sight,” Goodell recalled. “I asked her to marry me on our first date — she told me she was never getting married.” via Record-Eagle.com We're looking forward to visiting Amoritas in a few weeks! Continue reading
Posted May 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: Thursday, May 10, 2018 Today's Sponsor: Cody Kresta Vineyard & Winery Today's Prize: A tour and wine tasting with the winemaker, David Butkovich, for up to four people. (Scheduling required in advance at mutually agreeable time.) Today’s Question: If you could sip a red and a white from Cody Kresta during... Continue reading
Posted May 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: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 Today's Sponsor: Chateau Chantal Today's Prize: Two complimentary tickets to Chateau Chantal's new lunchtime offering, Quaff & Nosh. It's an unmatched wine experience paired with light Eurofare for "late lunchers," featuring six award winning wines, six food pairings, and one incredible memory. These pairings will illustrate how... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2018 at Michigan By The Bottle