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On our latest episode, we discuss visiting the Sleeping Bear and Grand Traverse Bay loops of the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail, along with what we've/you'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... Continue reading
Posted 2 hours ago at Michigan By The Bottle
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Lorenzo Lizarralde isn’t just a winemaker; he’s also a pilot. You may have figured it out from the name of his winery: Chateau Aeronautique, a nod to the French word for “aeronautic.” via HourDetroit.com In her latest Hour Detroit Michigan wine blog, Cort takes a look at Chateau Aeronautique's new location in the Irish Hills. Have you been there yet? Continue reading
Posted 2 hours ago at Michigan By The Bottle
Mari Vineyards’ new cellars are an imposing piece of Italianate architecture of the kind that wouldn’t raise any eyebrows in Napa Valley, California, but it makes a bold statement for the winemaking in the state of Michigan. Mari’s first wine was made in 2006 and the substantial investments made since then by owner Marty Lagina are a sign that the industry is maturing. Developments of this kind persuaded us it was time for an initial report on the region. via JamesSuckling.com Some kudos for the Michigan wine industry from wine critic Stuart Pigott! Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Michigan By The Bottle
Technology recently installed at Black Star Farms promises to help improve the region’s capability to produce consistent red wines. “It allows us to work toward making darker, more concentrated red wines,” said Lee Lutes, Black Star head winemaker and managing member. via Traverse City Record-Eagle Awesome technology at work in Northern Michigan! Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Michigan By The Bottle
Innovative partnerships. An emphasis on luxury and VIP experiences. Investments in equipment, unique facilities and lifestyle centers. No, those aren’t descriptions of retail, automotive or upscale health care industries. They’re about Michigan’s longstanding, yet constantly evolving wine business. via Corp! Magazine More love for the Michigan wine industry! Continue reading
Posted yesterday 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 yesterday at Michigan By The Bottle
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On our latest episode, we discuss Chateau Aeronautique's new location in the Irish Hills, along with what we've/you'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 enjoyed... 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 Nov 9, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
Michigan's wine industry provides more than $5.4 billion in economic impact to the state, according to a release from the Michigan Grape & Wine Council. The state's wine industry directly creates nearly 28,000 jobs, pays $773 million in direct wages and pays more than $426 million in state and local taxes, the release states. via Traverse City Record-Eagle More news about the Michigan wine industry's impact on the economy ... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
The Michigan wine industry’s latest economic impact study shows significant growth in the last decade. Executive Director of the Michigan Grape and Wine Industry Council Karel Bush attributes tourism and nearly a 170 percent increase in the number of wineries in the state for the boom. “Back in 2005, the last time we had a full study done, it was a $300 million benefit to the state and now it’s $5.4 billion.” via Brownfield Ag News More news about the Michigan wine industry's impact on the economy ... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2017 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 Nov 2, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
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Submitted by Hickory Creek Winery In early September, the ownership and management of Hickory Creek Winery in Baroda Township officially changed hands from previous owners Eric and Jayne Wagner to Adam McBride of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Hickory Creek is featured on the Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail and sits on a picturesque 38-acre farm and vineyard in Southwest Michigan. The winery brand, logo, and product offerings will remain consistent through the transition. According to incoming owner and winemaker Adam McBride, “Eric and Jayne have built a brand that focuses on a classic European winemaking style featured in a postcard picture... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
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Submitted by the Grand Rapids International Wine, Beer & Food Festival (GRAND RAPIDS, Mich) — For the past 10 years, Michigan wineries have played an integral role in the Grand Rapids International Wine, Beer & Food Festival. This year, the newly-formed Traverse Wine Coast—featuring wineries from both Leelanau and Old Mission Peninsulas—are making their presence known in a big way, November 16-18 at DeVos Place in downtown Grand Rapids. The Traverse Wine Coast is home to two of Michigan’s five American Viticulture Areas (AVAs), situated within northwest Michigan’s premier grape-growing region (one being the Leelanau Peninsula and the other the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
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Submitted by Michigan Grape & Wine Industry Council October 26, 2017 (Lansing, Mich) — The Michigan Grape & Wine Industry Council has published the results of an economic impact study confirming what members of the industry have long suspected – the growing industry is a substantial contributor to the state’s economy. A statewide impact study and survey conducted by John Dunham & Associates revealed that Michigan’s wine industry is responsible for more than $5.4 billion in economic impact, including more than $426 million paid in state and local taxes. The Michigan wine industry directly creates nearly 28,000 jobs and pays... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
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On our latest episode, we discuss the magic of Pinot Blanc and the newly released Michigan wine economic impact study, along with what we've/you'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... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2017 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 Oct 26, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
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"Pinot blanc is pinot grigio with more character.” When you’ve been married to someone long enough, it’s easy to predict what he’ll say in certain circumstances. After nearly a dozen years of marriage, I can accurately forecast what’s about to come out of my husband’s mouth when myriad topics come up — including pinot blanc. via HourDetroit.com In her latest Hour Detroit Michigan wine blog, Cort examines why some wine experts have dismissed Pinot Blanc — but why many Michigan winemakers disagree. Photo by Taylor LoPiccolo, courtesy of Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
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On our latest episode, we discuss our recent Somm vs. Somm 6 Wine Dinner, the basics of wine pairing and pairing tips for the holidays, along with what we've/you'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... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2017 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 Oct 19, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
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On our latest episode, we discuss tips for visiting wineries on Old Mission Peninsula, what we've/you'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 enjoyed these podcasts,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
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Submitted by Traverse Wine Coast October 9, 2017 (Traverse City, MI) - Wineries of Northwest Michigan, the state’s premier grape growing region, have strategically combined forces for a new initiative to create a brand that best showcases the high quality wines being grown in the area. “Promoting our wine region as one and connecting it to the Traverse City brand will have a huge impact moving forward,” shares Trevor Tkach, President and CEO of Traverse City Tourism. “We have a fantastic wine region that stands out among other regions across the country, not only for the high quality wines we... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2017 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 Oct 12, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
A Michigan State University program, whose seeds were planted almost 50 years ago, has helped shape winemakers who are making their mark at universities and vineyards across the country, and have a shaped a Michigan wine industry that continues to grow. The university's enology and viticulture programs — and the associated Spartan Cellars winery — have helped the state go from seven wineries in 1970 to more than 100 today. via CrainsDetroit.com Great article about how the Michigan wine industry has evolved with the help of MSU programs! Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
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On our latest episode, we discuss tips for visiting the Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail, winery swag addiction, what we've/you'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 Oct 6, 2017 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 Oct 5, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle