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The menu is here for Wok & Wine 8 on Monday, Feb. 8, at our Shelby Township location, featuring a multi-course Thai tasting meal by Khom Fai: Thai Dining Experience paired with wine samples! This is one of our most popular events — that's why we've partnered up with Isaiah... Continue reading
Posted 3 hours ago at Behind the Bar @ MBTB Tasting Room
The cold winter months aren’t the most appealing for heading out to get your wine-on. But Traverse City in Michigan has decided to change that way of thinking. Located along the Michigan coast, the picturesque region has long been known as a hub for some of Michigan’s finest wine tasting spots, especially when it comes to ice wine. via www.drinkmemag.com Get your ski on in Michigan wine country! Continue reading
Reblogged 3 hours ago at Michigan By The Bottle
Rustic elegance underscores Carter and Todd Oosterhouse’s new trendsetting winery Bonobo. Already a destination winery, Bonobo’s remarkable interior welcomes guests to revel in a space inspired by its sweeping views of Old Mission’s rolling vineyards and West Grand Traverse Bay. via mynorth.com Take a peek at the story behind the architecture and decor at the new Bonobo Winery on Old Mission Peninsula! Continue reading
Reblogged yesterday at Michigan By The Bottle
There is something special about those soils, the slopes, that hilltop at the intersection of Crain Hill Road and Center Highway on Michigan’s Leelanau Peninsula. The Brengman family, owner of Brengman Brothers Winery, can taste it everyday in their minerally, earthy whites, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Franc. via blogs.detroitnews.com Sandra Silfven of the Detroit News focuses on Brengman Brothers in her latest column. Have you visited yet? Continue reading
Reblogged 5 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 5 days ago at Michigan By The Bottle
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The menu for our 2 Lads Winemaker's Dinner featuring cuisine Chef Chris Franz of The Rattlesnake Club — scheduled for Monday, Jan.26, at our Royal Oak location — is here! This event is sold out, but you can still wait list for this event by calling (248) 850-7175. If you're... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Behind the Bar @ MBTB Tasting Room
Michigan truly is wine country. There are more than 100 wineries spread out across 15,000 acres of vineyards. And Michigan by the Bottle helps bring them from the vine to your glass. via www.wxyz.com Cort was on WMYD Channel 20 this morning to talk about the Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room-Royal Oak grand opening this Saturday! Continue reading
Reblogged 7 days ago at Michigan By The Bottle
MICHIGAN’S St. Julian Winery over-delivers with a robust Merlot from the warm 2012 harvest that sees extra time in oak, and a Riesling from one of their favorite vineyards vinified dry but not austere. via blogs.detroitnews.com Sandra Silfven of the Detroit News gives a little love to St. Julian's Reserve Riesling and Merlot. Continue reading
Reblogged 7 days ago at Michigan By The Bottle
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On the latest episode of MBTB Radio, we chat with Wally Maurer, co-owner and winemaker at Domaine Berrien Cellars in Berrien Springs, about how this winter is affecting grapes in Southwest Michigan, Rhone varietals, what's so special about estate-grown wines 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... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Michigan By The Bottle
Valley Mist Vineyards, which is aimed at bringing wine connoisseurs to northeast Michigan, has opened up a tasting room in Grayling to complement downtown art galleries and a new brew pub. via www.crawfordcountyavalanche.com Have you visited Valley Mist yet? Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 15, 2015 at Michigan By The Bottle
A tasting and art event is helping West Michigan residents, visitors and businesses in a lakeshore town “wine” a little bit about winter. via www.grbj.com Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 15, 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 Jan 15, 2015 at Michigan By The Bottle
In looking for the state’s best Riesling, we found Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery, located in the heart of the 19-mile-long, three-mile-wide Old Mission Peninsula. via www.winebusiness.com Congratulations to Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery, named among the Top 10 Hot Brands of 2014 by Wine Business Monthly! Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 14, 2015 at Michigan By The Bottle
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Submitted by Chateau Grand Traverse Traverse City Cherry Wine Sees Continued Success in China January 12, 2015 (TRAVERSE CITY, MICHIGAN) — Another 300 cases of Traverse Bay Winery® Cherry Wine is being shipped, destined for China, just in time for the annual Chinese New Year Celebration starting in mid-February. This marks the fifth commercial wine order that Chateau Grand Traverse has shipped to China in recent years as part of its ongoing export marketing program. “China is one of the fastest growing and most competitive wine markets in the world,” stated Eddie O’Keefe, President of Chateau Grand Traverse. “Wineries from... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2015 at Michigan By The Bottle
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On the latest episode of MBTB Radio, we chat with Dustin Stabile, winemaker at Mackinaw Trail Winery in Petoskey, about his new Unrestricted ultra-premium wines, the history of his family's business and the emerging wine trail in the Petoskey area. 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... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2015 at Michigan By The Bottle
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Submitted by the Leelanau Peninsula Vintners Association Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail to Indulge Your Sweet Tooth Tickets now available for Taste the Passion, the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail’s annual wine and dessert pairing event January 12, 2015 (Leelanau Peninsula, MI)--Wineries along the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail are gearing up for the annual Taste the Passion wine tour event to be held Saturday and Sunday, February 7 & 8, 2015. The self-guided tour takes place from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. Tasters indulge on the ever-popular pairing of wine and chocolate as... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2015 at Michigan By The Bottle
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Submitted by the Leelanau Peninsula Vintners Association Shady Lane Cellars Wins Big in 2014 Leelanau Peninsula winery announces list of major awards received in 2014 January 12, 2015 (Suttons Bay, MI) – Shady Lane Cellars of Suttons Bay had a big year in 2014 earning 21 major awards at various national and international wine competitions throughout the year. The awards received by Shady Lane Cellars in 2014 are as follows... 2013 Dry Riesling Jefferson Cup (equivalent to Best of Class) 2014 Jefferson Cup Invitational Wine Competition 2012 Dry Riesling Double Gold Medal 2014 Indy International Wine Competition 2014 San Francisco... Continue reading
Posted Jan 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 Jan 8, 2015 at Michigan By The Bottle
Born of a happy accident in France’s Abbaye de Sainte Hilaire, sparkling wine has been lowering inhibitions for nearly five centuries. The bubbles in these wines derive from a second fermentation wherein yeast and sugar are added to still wine in tank (the cuve close, or Charmat method) or in bottle (the méthode champenoise, or traditional method), and the resultant CO2 stays trapped in the wine. With a new year and several months of ski season to celebrate, we take up our flutes and sip through a few of the North’s best bubblies. via mynorth.com 'Tis the season to talk... Continue reading
Reblogged Dec 26, 2014 at Michigan By The Bottle
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A big thank you to everyone who entered the 12 Days of Christmas Contest this year — we loved reading your amusing and creative responses to our questions every day! For each response, players earned another entry in the random drawing for one of 12 "virtual stockings" containing gifts donated by this year's sponsors: 12 Corners Vineyards, 2 Lads Winery, Chateau Aeronautique, Chateau Chantal, Domaine Berrien Cellars, L. Mawby, Mackinaw Trail Winery, St. Ambrose Cellars, St. Julian Winery and (well, duh) Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room. Keep reading/click through to see if you were a winner! If you're listed... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2014 at Michigan By The Bottle
Red or white? Brut or demi-sec? When it comes to selecting a sparkling wine for your holiday gathering, it can be daunting. We asked several Michigan wine experts for their guidelines on buying Michigan-made sparkling wines. via www.mlive.com Our resident bubbly fanatic gets a shoutout on MLive.com. What's your favorite Michigan sparkling wine? Continue reading
Reblogged Dec 24, 2014 at Michigan By The Bottle
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Merry Christmas Eve! It's the FINAL day of our 12 Days of Christmas contest! That means it's your last chance to earn an entry to win a one of 12 wine-tastic "virtual stockings" containing gifts donated by Michigan wineries. Today's question... Santa has picked out his bottles to serve at dinner — now he wants to hear about yours! Tell Santa which Michigan wines you plan to pour for Christmas. (He'd love to see pics, too!) TO ENTER: Post your answer as a comment on the OFFICIAL Day 12 post on our Facebook page by 10 p.m. EST Wednesday, Dec.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2014 at Michigan By The Bottle
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The deadline for Day 11 was Dec. 23. Stay tuned for the final day! It''s Day 11 of our 12 Days of Christmas contest! Check MichiganByTheBottle.com daily Dec. 13-24 for your chance to win a one of 12 wine-tastic "virtual stockings" containing gifts donated by Michigan wineries. Today's question... Santa wants to learn more about wine in general, and he's thinking about reading some wine books while his reindeer are on autopilot. Which books would you recommend he check out and why? TO ENTER: Post your answer as a comment on the OFFICIAL Day 11 post on our Facebook page... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2014 at Michigan By The Bottle
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It's Day 10 of our 12 Days of Christmas contest! Check MichiganByTheBottle.com daily Dec. 13-24 for your chance to win a one of 12 wine-tastic "virtual stockings" containing gifts donated by Michigan wineries. Today's question... Santa is so enamored with wine now that he wants to get a great wine quote painted on the side of his sleigh. What's your favorite wine quote? TO ENTER: Post your answer as a comment on the OFFICIAL Day 10 post on our Facebook page by 10 p.m. EST Monday, Dec. 22, for your chance to earn an entry for today. (The official post... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2014 at Michigan By The Bottle
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The Day 9 deadline has passed — stay tuned for Day 10! It's Day 9 of our 12 Days of Christmas contest! Check MichiganByTheBottle.com daily Dec. 13-24 for your chance to win a one of 12 wine-tastic "virtual stockings" containing gifts donated by Michigan wineries. Today's question... Santa is hearing about tons of new wineries popping up in Michigan. Which newer (last few years) Michigan wineries should he add to his "to visit" list and why? TO ENTER: Post your answer as a comment on the OFFICIAL Day 9 post on our Facebook page by 10 p.m. EST Sunday, Dec.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2014 at Michigan By The Bottle