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Michigan Wine Month is important for a lot of reasons. True, Michigan Wine Month is a celebration of our state's wines, wineries, grape growers and wine trails, but there is more. It is a celebration of unique shops, restaurants, and pubs that boast Michigan wines. It celebrates the rolling farmland and crisp coastlines of wine country, and the charming lodges that beckon visitors. Michigan Wine Month celebrates the industry's biggest fans, the writers and consumers, who call all others to join them in their appreciation. via MichiganWines.com Thanks for the shoutout, Michigan Grape & Wine Industry Council! Continue reading
Reblogged 2 days ago at Michigan By The Bottle
OLD MISSION PENINSULA, Mich. — A winery near Traverse City is donating $10,000 to plant nearly 200 trees in Michigan state parks. The Department of Natural Resources says it's the first donation in a three-year partnership with Chateau Grand Traverse Winery on Old Mission Peninsula. via www.freep.com Pretty cool, CGT! Continue reading
Reblogged 2 days ago at Michigan By The Bottle
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This giveaway has ended — and so has the SUPER HUGE Michigan Wine Month Giveaway! Thanks for playing! 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 April 1-May 1 for another chance to win daily. Today’s Date: Sunday, May 1 Today's Sponsor: Michigan By The Bottle / Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room-Shelby Twp / Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room-Royal Oak / Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room-Auburn Hills Today's Prize: An MBTB prize pack, containing an MBTB four-bottle wine tote, corkscrew,... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Michigan By The Bottle
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HThis 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 April 1-May 1 for another chance to win daily. Today’s Date: Saturday, April 30 Today's Sponsor: Black Star Farms Today's Prize: A one night, midweek stay at the Inn (dependent upon availability), a winery and farm tour, lunch at the Hearth & Vine Café (opening 7 days a week after Memorial Day weekend) and an expanded VIP tasting in the exclusive Barrel Room. Today’s Question:... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago 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 April 1-May 1 for another chance to win daily. Today’s Date: Friday, April 29 Today's Sponsor: St. Ambrose Cellars Today's Prize: A stainless steel 64 oz. St. Ambrose growler + 10% off the first fill of any of their 12 products on tap. Today’s Question: St. Ambrose's most popular products on tap are their draft-style (carbonated) mead, and the most in-demand flavors are Wild Ginger... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Michigan By The Bottle
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"Keep Calm and Drink Champagne," the poster in the store window advised. I've seen that sign countless times here at home. But as I stood on the sidewalk in Champagne, France, gazing at it, I realized that it takes on an entirely different meaning. via www.hourdetroit.com In her April blog for Hour Detroit, Cort recounts a whirlwind trip to France — and witnessing the legacy of Old World wine regions right here in Michigan. Which wine regions are on your bucket list? Come tell us about it! Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago 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 April 1-May 1 for another chance to win daily. Today’s Date: Thursday, April 28 Today's Sponsor: Forty-Five North Vineyard & Winery Today's Prize: $25 gift card toward Forty-Five North products Today’s Question: If you had $25 to spend at Forty-Five North, what would you buy? (Click here to view their wine list.) Head on over to our Facebook page to enter! The deadline for today’s... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago 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 April 1-May 1 for another chance to win daily. Today’s Date: Wednesday, April 27 Today's Sponsor: Blustone Vineyards Today's Prize: Blustone logo T-shirt and free tasting certificate Today’s Question: If you could pick any bottle of Blustone wine to show off to someone what Michigan can do, which wine would it be and why? (Click here to view their wine list.) Head on over to... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago 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 April 1-May 1 for another chance to win daily. Today’s Date: Tuesday, April 26 Today's Sponsor: Warner Vineyards Today's Prize: TWO WINNERS TODAY! Each winner will receive five tasting vouchers (each voucher good for complimentary tastings for two people), a Warner Vineyards T-shirt, a logo hat and two corkscrews. (Prizes must be retrieved at the Warner tasting room in Paw Paw.) Today’s Question: If you... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago 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 April 1-May 1 for another chance to win daily. Today’s Date: Monday, April 25 Today's Sponsor: Verterra Winery Today's Prize: A vineyard tour for up to 6 people, along with a complimentary wine tasting, June -October. Today’s Question: Verterra's Rosé of Pinot Noir has been one of our major spring sippers lately. Which would be yours, and why? (Click here to view their wine list.)... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2016 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 April 1-May 1 for another chance to win daily. Today’s Date: Sunday, April 24 Today's Sponsor: Chateau Grand Traverse Today's Prize: Wines of the Great Outdoors package: includes a zip-up hoodie, two campfire mugs (perfect for sipping wine fireside!) and a multi-tool (includes corkscrew, flashlight, etc.). Prize will be mailed to winner. Today’s Question: If you could be sipping any Chateau Grand Traverse wine but... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2016 at Michigan By The Bottle
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When Shannon first urged me to watch "Game of Thrones" earlier this year, I balked, citing dragons, castles, swords, potential magic, violence and a whole bunch of other things I thought I didn't like. Turns out, I still have to watch with my hands splayed in front of my face... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2016 at Behind the Bar @ MBTB Tasting Room
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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 April 1-May 1 for another chance to win daily. Today’s Date: Saturday, April 23 Today's Sponsor: Lemon Creek Winery-Grand Haven Tasting Room Today's Prize: Two Lemon Creek Winery tasting glasses (redeemable for complimentary 5 tastings) and two "Old Wino" t-shirts. (Must be picked up in Lemon Creek's Grand Haven Tasting Room) Today’s Question: If you could put any wine slogan on a T-shirt to describe... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2016 at Michigan By The Bottle
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Submitted by the American Wine Society Metro Detroit Chapter In a rare opportunity to compare the wines of Michigan and Ontario, fifty members of the US based American Wine Society and the Canadian based Ontario Wine Society met to taste similar wines from both regions. The wines were selected by Master Sommelier Madeline Triffon of Plum Market for Michigan and Sommelier Claudia Murdoch-Taylor for Ontario — in their first meeting, and that of the two organizations. The event, held at the Bayview Yacht Club on April 17, was organized by Jon Reed of the American Wine Society and Claudia Murdoch-Taylor,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2016 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 April 1-May 1 for another chance to win daily. Today’s Date: Friday, April 22 Today's Sponsor: Burgdorf's Winery Today's Prize: Private Tasting for Four at the winery ($100.00 value) Today’s Question: If you had to pick a red, a white and a fruit wine to sip during your private tasting, which would they be and why? (Click here to view their wine list.) Head on... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2016 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 April 1-May 1 for another chance to win daily. Today’s Date: Thursday, April 21 Today's Sponsor: Hawthorne Vineyards Today's Prize: A private VIP Tour & Tasting for up to 6 people. Hawthorne's 2 hour VIP experience blends a vineyard and cellar tour with wine tasting and gourmet cheese plates, presented by your own dedicated friendly staff member. Tastings are held in their private "glass house"... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2016 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 April 1-May 1 for another chance to win daily. Today’s Date: Wednesday, April 20 Today's Sponsor: Westview Orchards Winery Today's Prize: Two spots at one of Westview's monthly Thirsty Thursday wine and food pairing evenings, held on the third Thursday of the Month. Offer expires November 30, 2016. Today’s Question: If you could try any fruit wine and any grape wine at Westview Orchards Winery,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2016 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 April 1-May 1 for another chance to win daily. Today’s Date: Tuesday, April 19 Today's Sponsor: Domaine Berrien Cellars Today's Prize: Two tickets to one of Domaine Berrien Cellars' 2016 Lunch with the Winemaker events (a $60 value). Depending on ticket availability, there are six dates that the winner can choose from: 5/28, 6/25, 7/9, 8/6, 9/10 or 10/1. Today’s Question: If you could share... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2016 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 April 1-May 1 for another chance to win daily. Today’s Date: Monday, April 18 Today's Sponsor: Crooked Vine Vineyard & Winery Today's Prize: Free wine tasting for up to 6 people Today’s Question: If you could have any Crooked Vine wine in a glass in front of you right now, which would it be and why? (Click here to view their wine list.) Head on... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2016 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 April 1-May 1 for another chance to win daily. Today’s Date: Sunday, April 17 Today's Sponsor: Lawton Ridge Winery Today's Prize: A wine and cheese pairing for up to 8 people (an $80 value) at Lawton Ridge Today’s Question: If you had to pair any cheese with a Lawton Ridge wine, which wine would it be and what kind of cheese? (Click here for their... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2016 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 April 1-May 1 for another chance to win daily. Today’s Date: Saturday, April 16 Today's Sponsor: 2 Lads Winery Today's Prize: A $25 gift card redeemable at 2 Lads Winery (must be used in person) Today’s Question: If you could hang out and share a bottle of wine with the 2 Lads — Chris Baldyga and Cornel Olivier — which 2 Lads bottle would you... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2016 at Michigan By The Bottle
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The 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 April 1-May 1 for another chance to win daily. Today’s Date: Friday, April 15 Today's Sponsor: Sandhill Crane Vineyards Today's Prize: Wine tasting for 6 with a private cellar tour. (Must be arranged with winery in advance for a mutually agreeable date/time.) Today’s Question: Besides great wine, Sandhill Crane Vineyards has an amazing café onsite that uses local ingredients! If you had to pick an... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2016 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 April 1-May 1 for another chance to win daily. Today’s Date: Thursday, April 14 Today's Sponsor: Willow Vineyard & Winery Today's Prize: Free tasting for four people, plus four Willow wine glasses. (Must be picked up at Willow's tasting room on Leelanau Peninsula) Today’s Question: Co-owner John Crampton calls Willow "the littlest winery with the biggest view." Which Willow wine would you be sipping while... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2016 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 April 1-May 1 for another chance to win daily. Today’s Date: Wednesday, April 13 Today's Sponsor: Cody Kresta Vineyard & Winery Today's Prize: Tour and wine tasting experience with the winemaker for up to four people Today’s Question: On their website, Cody Kresta suggests food to pair with their wines. Which wine and food pairing from their website do you think sounds the best, and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2016 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 April 1-May 1 for another chance to win daily. Today’s Date: Tuesday, April 12 Today's Sponsor: Ciccone Vineyard & Winery Today's Prize: Certificate good for bottle of wine and two tastings, to be used at the Ciccone tasting room on Leelanau Peninsula. Offer expires at the end of the year. Today’s Question: If you could choose a white and a red from Ciccone to serve... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2016 at Michigan By The Bottle