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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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The word spitting brings to mind all kinds of negative connotations. But Lee Lutes will tell you that, when it comes to wine, spitting is not just OK — in many cases, it’s encouraged. Expectorating during tastings is “part of the professional rapport,” says Lutes, winemaker at the Leelanau Peninsula-based Black Star Farms. “It’s a sign that you’ve arrived, that you’re in the know.” via www.hourdetroit.com Pro- or anti-spitting? In her latest HourDetroit.com Michigan wine blog, Cort explores a messy topic. Come discuss on Facebook! Continue reading
Reblogged 3 days ago at Michigan By The Bottle
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"Do you have any Moscato?" It's a question that send shivers down the spines of wine tasting room employees all over Michigan. Moscato is growing in popularity among women and new wine drinkers across the state (and country). This is evident by the rows of rows of cheap, sweet white wine bearing this label dominating the aisles of supermarkets and party stores. There are parallels to the White Zinfandel craze that swept the nation a decade ago. What's not to like? It's a sweet wine that's easy to drink and is attracting new wine consumers. It's inexpensive and available pretty... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Michigan By The Bottle
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YESSSSSS ... it's the return of WIOG! The latest edition includes wines we tasted earlier this spring on wine trail visits and the Michigan Wines Showcase. Since we end up tasting a LOT of Michigan wine (you may have noticed), WIOG is our attempt to give you an idea of some selections that you may be interested in checking out based on what we've been experiencing. Cheers! Left Foot Charley 2013 Red Drive: Spicy blend of blue and black fruit, soft tannins with lots of black pepper tones. Great simple sipping red. Left Foot Charley 2013 Blaufrankish: Full bodied, complex... Continue reading
Posted 7 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 Jun 25, 2015 at Michigan By The Bottle
Winemakers and wine aficionados will come together for a sandy shindig to celebrate Michigan wine this Saturday at Weko Beach in Bridgman. via www.southbendtribune.com Wish we could make it to this "sandy shindig" — it's a great event! Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 19, 2015 at Michigan By The Bottle
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MichiganByTheBottle.com was established in June 2009, and we're still alive and kicking six years later! We're celebrating our sixth birthday in true MBTB fashion — with a contest, of course! Click through/scroll down to get the details on how to enter this quick-and-easy contest for a chance to wine a MBTB prize pack! Here's how to enter ... 1) "Like" Michigan By The Bottle on Facebook 2) Post photos on OUR Facebook wall that fits the following criteria: Pics you've taken at Michigan wineries on our Facebook wall with a comment about when and where they were taken. (The winery... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2015 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 18, 2015 at Michigan By The Bottle
The Michigan Pioneer Wine Trail is at it again. To celebrate the summer solstice – this year on June 21, when the sun is at its highest point in the sky above the Northern Hemisphere – organization officials have prepared a Summer Solstice Release Party. via www.mlive.com Fun on the Pioneer Wine Trail! Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 12, 2015 at Michigan By The Bottle
Stephanie Schlatter first came to northern Michigan on her honeymoon 20 years ago. Now the region and its wine country is like her second home. via www.record-eagle.com Our buddy Stephanie Schlatter is on the Michigan wine trail for Project 24! Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 12, 2015 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 11, 2015 at Michigan By The Bottle
TRAVERSE CITY – A benchmarking program focused on Michigan wineries and vineyards could help managers hone in on higher profits. Traverse City-based North Coast Ag Advisors, Farm Credit East and Greenstone Farm Credit Services this month combined forces to launch the Michigan Winery & Vineyard Benchmark Program of Michigan. It is modeled on an existing benchmarking program that serves winemakers in the northeast U.S. via www.freep.com A new benchmarking program aims to make Michigan a world-class wine producer. Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 9, 2015 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 4, 2015 at Michigan By The Bottle
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On the latest episode of MBTB Radio, we chat with Sean O'Keefe, formerly of Chateau Grand Traverse and now of Old Mission Peninsula's Mari Vineyards. We chat with him about moving on from his family's business, Mari's unique method of ripening Italian grapes, a new bubbly on the way 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... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2015 at Michigan By The Bottle
Chateau Chantal Winery & Inn now harvests solar energy. The winery's solar array came online last week. The project was announced in March. It now supplies about 40 percent of the electricity used in Chateau Chantal's main building —the winery operations, the tasting room, the bed and breakfast and the residence upstairs. via www.record-eagle.com Chateau Chantal is getting solar powered! Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 2, 2015 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 28, 2015 at Michigan By The Bottle
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Once upon a time, I hated pinot noir. This period of pinot discrimination fell somewhere between my early wine-drinking days, when I could only call myself a connoisseur of late harvest rieslings, and present day, when I enjoy wines of all styles and varietals. via www.hourdetroit.com In her latest blog for HourDetroit.com, Cort sings belated praises for "the heartbreak grape." Continue reading
Reblogged May 27, 2015 at Michigan By The Bottle
For those unfamiliar with northern Michigan, wine might not be the first thing that springs to mind, but there’s a unique microclimate along Michigan’s northwest coast — a product of the exposed bluffs and the winds off the bay — that makes this a welcoming place for grapes to grow. via www.northernexpress.com Take a virtual trip to the Bay View Wine Trail near Petoskey with Northern Express! Continue reading
Reblogged May 26, 2015 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 21, 2015 at Michigan By The Bottle
If you’ve tried wine samples in a local store this month or ordered a glass of red wine in a restaurant, you might have tasted an unfamiliar grape variety: gamay. via www.washingtonpost.com Chateau Grand Traverse gets a shoutout in this Washington Post article about Gamay! Continue reading
Reblogged May 18, 2015 at Michigan By The Bottle
I’m sure many of you have thought at some point, “Think I’ll get in to the winery business”. What could be better than living this idyllic life, and at the end of the day getting to enjoy a wonderful glass of wine that you created? Personally I would be hard pressed to argue against that thought, after all, I’ve been in this business for 40 years. Still, if you think that much anticipated end of the day comes as planned, or according to any kind of schedule, guess again. At the risk of sounding like I’m whining (pun intended), and... Continue reading
Reblogged May 16, 2015 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 14, 2015 at Michigan By The Bottle
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After a brief hiatus to make way for the SUPER HUGE Michigan Wine Month Giveaway, TWMW is back! 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... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2015 at Michigan By The Bottle
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It seems like April was just starting ... and then we blinked, and suddenly it was May. But that's OK, because we keep the Michigan wine love going year-round! Thank you so much to all of the MBTB followers who participated in this month's giveaway. Though we couldn't respond to all of them individually, we loved reading your answers to each day's question! If you were a winner, please let us know if you don't hear from the winery that sponsored your prize day by May 15 so we can follow up with them again and make sure you get... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2015 at Michigan By The Bottle
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Local winery representatives were talking past, present, and future during the trade portion of the Michigan Wines Showcase at The Rattlesnake Club in Detroit April 20. Conversation topics ranged from the second consecutive brutal winter to new releases on the horizon. Here are a few bits and pieces. via www.hourdetroit.com Cort shares the word on the street at the recent Michigan Wines Showcase in Detroit in her latest Michigan wine blog for HourDetroit.com. Continue reading
Reblogged May 3, 2015 at Michigan By The Bottle