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Thousands of votes were cast in the inaugural MichiganByTheBottle.com Readers' Choice Awards over the last several weeks. In some categories, we had a runaway winner (the Blustone contingent was out in full force this year!), but there were several that came down to just a handful of votes. With voting now concluded, we're pleased to announce the winners as determined by YOU, our MBTB readers! Favorite Overall Winery Blustone Vineyards Favorite Red Wine Blustone Vineyards Ad Lib Favorite White Wine Blustone Vineyards Pinot Grigio Favorite Rosé Wine Blustone Vineyards Pinot Noir Rosé Favorite Sparkling Wine Blustone Vineyards Blu Sparkling Riesling... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Michigan By The Bottle
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In the latest edition of our weekly podcast, we go over some odds and ends 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. If you've... Continue reading
Posted 6 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 dozens of wine websites and sift through tons 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 now...... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Michigan By The Bottle
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It didn’t start out as a quest to visit every winery in the state. Yet, over the last seven years, Colleen and Nathan Monfette have managed to cross nearly all of Michigan’s 140-plus wineries off their list. via HourDetroit.com In her September Hour Detroit Michigan wine blog, Cort chats with the Monfettes, a local couple who have visited nearly every Michigan winery. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Michigan By The Bottle
Matt Goodell shared his thoughts on wine labels as he poured me a glass of 2016 Mary’s Folly Field Blend in his family’s tasting room. The light, floral Northern Michigan wine paired nicely with early May’s clear sunlight brightening the room’s spring-green painted walls. via MyNorth.com Amoritas Vineyards gets some love in this MyNorth article. Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2018 at Michigan By The Bottle
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In the latest edition of our weekly podcast, we go over some odds and ends 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. If you've... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2018 at Michigan By The Bottle
While waiting in an Indian BYO restaurant earlier this year, three of us sipped wine while we waited for the fourth member of our party. When she arrived, I poured her a glass, and she shimmied with joy and surprise, before even tasting. It was the unlikeliness of the wine choice that delighted her. via ChicagoTribune.com Rove Estate gets a shoutout in this Chicago Tribune article! Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 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 dozens of wine websites and sift through tons 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 now...... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2018 at Michigan By The Bottle
When it comes to wine tourism, it’s easy to be seduced by far-flung destinations, or rely on the big players in America, like Napa Valley and Sonoma County. But as American viticulture becomes more and more sophisticated, underdog regions have grown increasingly interesting. via Vogue.com Michigan has made it only another "emerging wine regions" list! Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2018 at Michigan By The Bottle
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In the latest edition of our weekly podcast, we recap the finalists in the 2018 MichiganByTheBottle.com Readers' Choice Awards 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... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 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 dozens of wine websites and sift through tons 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 now...... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2018 at Michigan By The Bottle
Some say wine is good for the soul, a sentiment appreciated at St. Joseph Catholic Church on Old Mission Peninsula. via Record-Eagle.com An interesting story on a lesser known wine from Old Mission Peninsula! Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2018 at Michigan By The Bottle
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Blending tradition with innovation was the theme this year at the Michigan Wine Competition, as organizers overhauled the voting procedures and added a new Best of Class category. via HourDetroit.com In her August Hour Detroit Michigan wine blog, Cort takes a look at the results of the 2018 Michigan Wine Competition. Photo courtesy of the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2018 at Michigan By The Bottle
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In the latest edition of our weekly podcast, we preview the 2018 MichiganByTheBottle.com Readers' Choice Awards 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. If... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 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 dozens of wine websites and sift through tons 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 now...... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2018 at Michigan By The Bottle
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In the latest edition of our weekly podcast, we report live from the Michigan Wine Competition's Gold Medal Reception — including interviews with some of the winning winemakers — 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... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2018 at Michigan By The Bottle
Few wine events do more to celebrate the multitude (not to mention quality) of Michigan wines than the annual Gold Medal Wine Reception in East Lansing. via DetroitNews.com A rundown of the recent 2018 Michigan Wine Competition! Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 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 dozens of wine websites and sift through tons 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 now...... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2018 at Michigan By The Bottle
For more than two decades, commercial wine grape grower Dan Nitz has dreamed of opening his own winery on his family’s sprawling vineyards in the gentle hills east of the Lake Michigan shoreline. via DetroitNews.com There's a lot of concern among industry members right now that this move may severely dilute/hamper efforts to promote Michigan wine. Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2018 at Michigan By The Bottle
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In the latest edition of our weekly podcast, we talk about the 2018 Michigan Wine Competition 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. If... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 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 dozens of wine websites and sift through tons 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 now...... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2018 at Michigan By The Bottle
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It was just one of those pie-in-the-sky ideas. For years, longtime wine aficionados and spouses Michael Goodell and Mary Northcutt toyed with the idea of opening their own winery. But their seemingly far-off dreams took on a whole new urgency when Mary was diagnosed with cancer. via HourDetroit.com In her July Hour Detroit Michigan wine blog, Cort explores the driving factors behind the founding of Amoritas Vineyards on Leelanau Peninsula. Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2018 at Michigan By The Bottle
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In the latest edition of our weekly podcast, we talk about recent national news stories about Michigan wine 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... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 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 Jul 26, 2018 at Michigan By The Bottle
While California undoubtedly produces excellent wine, it's got stiff competition these days. The United States is as of 2016 home to 238 American Viticultural Areas, or AVAs–grape-growing regions designated by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau. We asked a panel of wine industry experts to pick their favorite American wine regions. via USAToday.com Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail is up for one of the top 10 wine regions in the world via USA Today! Vote once per day through Aug. 20! Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2018 at Michigan By The Bottle