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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 yesterday at Michigan By The Bottle
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Hi, MBTB fans! Cort here, checking in with some news about our Tasting & Tunes Live Music events at our Auburn Hills location. Since opening MBTB Auburn Hills in July 2016, we've been running our live music 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Thursdays. At our other two locations, Royal Oak and Shelby... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2017 at Behind the Bar @ MBTB Tasting Room
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2015 Marland Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Notes of black cherry and blackberry, with subtle cinnamon and clove spice. Fruit-forward red makes this appealing to a wide variety of palettes. Medium rounded tannins make this a "drink now" wine. Marland is a separate "everyday" brand made by James Lester of Wyncroft, in Southwest Michigan, in the Lake Michigan Shore and Fennville AVAs. Visits there are by appointment only. — Shannon Have you been to Wyncroft/Marland, or had their wine before? Come tell us about your favorites on Facebook! Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
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Blustone Vineyards 2016 Pinot Noir Rosé: Dry but fruity, bursting with watermelon and strawberry notes on both nose and palate. Refreshing; perfect drink-by-the-campfire summertime wine. When you visit Blustone Vineyards on Leelanau Peninsula, be sure to also try their Rieslings and Gewürztraminer. — Cort Have you been to Blustone? Come tell us about your favorites on Facebook! Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
After 16 years of wedding anniversary trips to Michigan wine country, Tracie and Andy Roush decided to turn their annual vacation into a career. via Model D Media Follow your dreams! Especially if they lead to wine ... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
Do the soil its grown in and location of a grapevine have an impact and make a difference in how wine tastes in the bottle? Oh, yes. Winemakers “taste” specific wines grown in certain plots on their vineyard land all the time. And there is a great difference in what comes from one corner to another. The science of the soil is as important to growing good grapes as measuring what sun and rain will do to the grapes. via Hour Detroit Learn more about the soil that shapes Michigan wine! Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
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The 2017 SUPER HUGE Michigan Wine Month Giveaway has ended! Thanks to all who participated this year — we hope you had fun and learned a ton about Michigan wines and wineries that you may not have been aware of! We hope you'll show some love to this year's sponsors — scroll down to view them all! Thank you to this year's sponsors! 2 Lads Winery 12 Corners Vineyards bigLITTLE Wines Black Star Farms Blustone Vineyards Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery Chateau Aeronautique Chateau Chantal Chateau Grand Traverse Cody Kresta Vineyard & Winery Dablon Vineyards & Winery Domaine Berrien Cellars... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
Thirty-eight years after starting his wine-making career at Tabor Hill Winery, Michigan winemaker Rick Moersch now owns the place. Moersch’s southwest Michigan family business Entente Spirits, which operates Round Barn Winery, Free Run Cellars and Round Barn Public House, acquired Tabor Hill Winery, Michigan’s fourth largest winery, on May 23. via Detroit News More news on the Round Barn acquisition of Tabor Hill ... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
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This giveaway has ended. Please stay tuned for the next one. It's the FINAL day of the 2017 Michigan By The Bottle SUPER HUGE Michigan Wine Month Giveaway! We hope you've enjoyed this year's contest, and we hope you'll continue to tune in to MichiganByTheBottle.com throughout the year as your go-to source for Michigan wine info! Today’s Date: Monday, June 5 Today's Sponsor: MichiganByTheBottle.com / Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room Today's Prize: An MBTB prize pack: A unisex MBTB-logo Drink Local shirt, an MBTB corkscrew, a four-bottle logo wine tote, a logo DropStop, a logo bottle stopper, assorted other... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
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This giveaway has ended. Stay tuned for the next one. Happy Michigan Wine Month! We're celebrating as we always do: with 30+ days of giveaways, fueled by generous donations by Michigan wineries! Tune in daily May 1-31 (and beyond!) for another chance to win daily. Today’s Date: Saturday, June 3 Today's Sponsor: Black Star Farms Today's Prize: A Black Star Farms Experience Package! Includes an Estate & Wine Tasting Tour for 2 (valued at $50), $25 in Hearth & Vine Café Dining Dollars, and a $25 Black Star Farms gift card, redeemable at either of Black Star Farms' two Traverse... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
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This giveaway has ended. Please stay tuned for the next one. Happy Michigan Wine Month! We're celebrating as we always do: with 30+ days of giveaways, fueled by generous donations by Michigan wineries! Tune in daily May 1-31 (and beyond!) for another chance to win daily. Today’s Date: Saturday, June 3 Today's Sponsor: Fenn Valley Vineyards & Wine Cellar Today's Prize: Private Wine Tasting Tour for up to 22 people! We believe wine should be approachable. Fenn Valley tours have been designed to help take the mystery out of making world class wine. We aim to strike a balance between... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
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This giveaway has ended. Stay tuned for the next one. Happy Michigan Wine Month! We're celebrating as we always do: with 30+ days of giveaways, fueled by generous donations by Michigan wineries! Tune in daily May 1-31 (and beyond!) for another chance to win daily. Today’s Date: Friday, June 2 Today's Sponsor: French Valley Vineyards Today's Prize: Tasting for four people, four logo glasses, and a 1¢ bottle of Jezebel wine. Must redeem in person at French Valley Vineyards on Leelanau Peninsula. Today’s Question: Pick a red and a white you would want to try at French Valley and tell... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
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This giveaway has ended. Stay tuned for the next one. Happy Michigan Wine Month! We're celebrating as we always do: with 30+ days of giveaways, fueled by generous donations by Michigan wineries! Tune in daily May 1-31 (and beyond!) for another chance to win daily. Today’s Date: Thursday, June 1 Today's Sponsor: Willow Vineyards Today's Prize: TWO WINNERS TODAY! Each winner will receive two logo glasses, a free tasting and a cheese plate. Today’s Question: If you could sip any Willow wine with your cheese plate, which would it be and why? (Click here for a wine list.) Head on... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
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This giveaway has ended. Please stay tuned for the next one. Happy Michigan Wine Month! We're celebrating as we always do: with 30+ days of giveaways, fueled by generous donations by Michigan wineries! Tune in daily May 1-31 (and beyond!) for another chance to win daily. Today’s Date: Wednesday, May 31 Today's Sponsor: Dablon Winery & Vineyard Today's Prize: Vineyard tour and wine tasting for two people at Dablon in Baroda. Must be arranged at a mutually agreeable time. Today’s Question: If you could taste any two wines at Dablon during your tasting, which would they be and why? (Click... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
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This giveaway has ended. Please stay tuned for the next one. Happy Michigan Wine Month! We're celebrating as we always do: with 30+ days of giveaways, fueled by generous donations by Michigan wineries! Tune in daily May 1-31 (and beyond!) for another chance to win daily. Today’s Date: Tuesday, May 30 Today's Sponsor: Laurentide Winery Today's Prize: Laurentide vineyard tour for four people! The winner and his/her guests will accompany Laurentide's owner to the vineyards for a one-hour tour. After the tour, the group will be invited to enjoy a complimentary tasting in complimentary Laurentide logo glasses at the tasting... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
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This giveaway has ended. Please stay tuned for the next one. Happy Michigan Wine Month! We're celebrating as we always do: with 30+ days of giveaways, fueled by generous donations by Michigan wineries! Tune in daily May 1-31 (and beyond!) for another chance to win daily. Today’s Date: Monday, May 29 Today's Sponsor: Resort Pike Cidery & Winery Today's Prize: Free tastings for two with the winemaker + 25% off any purchase at Resort Pike, which opens July 1 in Petoskey! Winner will need to coordinate visit with Winemaker Matt Killman. Today’s Question: If you could pick one cider AND... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
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This giveaway has ended. Please stay tuned for the next one. Happy Michigan Wine Month! We're celebrating as we always do: with 30+ days of giveaways, fueled by generous donations by Michigan wineries! Tune in daily May 1-31 (and beyond!) for another chance to win daily. Today’s Date: Sunday, May 28 Today's Sponsor: Lazy Ballerina Winery Today's Prize: FREE wine tasting for up to six people — which includes five separate 1 oz samples, a chocolate from Patricia's Chocolate and a souvenir wine glass per person — at Lazy Ballerina in St. Joseph. Today’s Question: If you could try any... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
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Sipping cabernet franc in Antoine Jamet’s dim, barrel-lined cellar at Les Vallettes, we could have been standing in the cellar of any winery in Michigan. For a moment, I almost forgot we were thousands of miles from home. The hospitality, the topics discussed (as we peppered our affable host with wine geek-y questions), the grape itself — it all felt so familiar. But when Antoine seamlessly switched from flawless English to rapid-fire French to address his brother, I was quickly reminded that this wasn’t Michigan. This was Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil, in the famed Loire Valley of France. via Hour Detroit Check out... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
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This giveaway has ended. Stay tuned for the next one. Happy Michigan Wine Month! We're celebrating as we always do: with 30+ days of giveaways, fueled by generous donations by Michigan wineries! Tune in daily May 1-31 (and beyond!) for another chance to win daily. Today’s Date: Saturday, May 27 Today's Sponsor: Hawthorne Vineyards Today's Prize: Recycled wine bottle candle crafted from a Hawthorne wine bottle. Will ship to winner. Today’s Question: Imagine you're having a candlelight dinner with a bottle of Hawthorne wine. Which wine would you pick and why? (Click here for a wine list.) Head on over... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
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This giveaway has ended. Please stay tuned for the next one. Happy Michigan Wine Month! We're celebrating as we always do: with 30+ days of giveaways, fueled by generous donations by Michigan wineries! Tune in daily May 1-31 (and beyond!) for another chance to win daily. Today’s Date: Friday, May 26 Today's Sponsor: Chateau Grand Traverse Today's Prize: A "Wines of the Great Outdoors" package, which includes 1 camping corkscrew multi-tool, 1 camp mug and 1 Great Outdoors hoodie. Will ship to winner. Today’s Question: If you were sipping a Chateau Grand Traverse wine around a campfire (while using your... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
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Happy Michigan Wine Month! We're celebrating as we always do: with 30+ days of giveaways, fueled by generous donations by Michigan wineries! Tune in daily May 1-31 (and beyond!) for another chance to win daily. Today’s Date: Thursday, May 25 Today's Sponsor: Shady Lane Cellars Today's Prize: A Shady Lane gift bag: a logo six-bottle carrier with two logo GoVinos and a logo wine key. Will ship to winner. Today’s Question: If you were sipping a glass of Shady Lane wine on their fabulous outdoor patio, which wine would you choose and why? (Click here for a wine list.) Head... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
Two of the premier wineries in southwest Michigan are now under the same umbrella. Round Barn Winery completed Tuesday the purchase of Tabor Hill Winery, bringing together a pair of the most well-known destinations in Michigan wine country. The Moersch family, which owns Round Barn, made the announcement in a news release, calling the transaction the largest winery purchase in the state's history. via South Bend Tribune The Moersch family is expanding their Michigan wine empire! Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
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This giveaway has ended. Please stay tuned for the next one. Happy Michigan Wine Month! We're celebrating as we always do: with 30+ days of giveaways, fueled by generous donations by Michigan wineries! Tune in daily May 1-31 (and beyond!) for another chance to win daily. Today’s Date: Wednesday, May 24 Today's Sponsor: Rudbeckia Farm & Winery Today's Prize: Complimentary admission for up to eight people at one of Rudbeckia's Wine Appreciation Classes, valued at $160. (Click here for a complete description.) Today’s Question: If you could sip any of Rudbeckia's wines during your class, which would it be and... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
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This giveaway has ended. Please stay tuned for the next one. Happy Michigan Wine Month! We're celebrating as we always do: with 30+ days of giveaways, fueled by generous donations by Michigan wineries! Tune in daily May 1-31 (and beyond!) for another chance to win daily. Today’s Date: Tuesday, May 23 Today's Sponsor: Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery Today's Prize: VIP pass valid for two guests, which entitles bearer to two souvenir logo glasses, two complimentary wine tastings, a complimentary five-item cheese and charcuterie board and two complimentary glasses of wine — a $55 value! Today’s Question: If you could... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
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This giveaway has ended. Please stay tuned for the next one. Happy Michigan Wine Month! We're celebrating as we always do: with 30+ days of giveaways, fueled by generous donations by Michigan wineries! Tune in daily May 1-31 (and beyond!) for another chance to win daily. Today’s Date: Monday, May 22 Today's Sponsor: Wyncroft/Marland Wines Today's Prize: A large-format bottle of Marland Cabernet Sauvignon/Cabernet Franc blend for 1¢. Must be picked up in person at Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room-Auburn Hills. (Click here to view a picture of the bottle. Please note: 750 ML bottle in background is just... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle