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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 1 hour ago at Michigan By The Bottle
Two Southwest Michigan men who were pioneers in making the area a wine destination were memorialized Wednesday when two French oak barrels were dedicated in their names to Lake Michigan College in Benton Township. via HeraldPalladium.com A nice tribute to two influential figures in the Michigan wine industry. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Michigan By The Bottle
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This year's harvest was a spectacular one for Michigan wineries, and I got to be there for it all. via HourDetroit.com In her latest HourDetroit.com Michigan wine blog, Cort chats with some of the Michigan winery folks who brought this year's harvest to you — virtually — via social media. Which are your favorite Michigan wineries to follow on social networks? Come chat with us about it! Photo credit: Caryn Chachulski, 2 Lads Winery 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 7 days ago at Michigan By The Bottle
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Happy Thanksgiving! We're thankful for YOU, MBTB fans, so it's time for a flash contest! It's easy to enter: From 8 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 24, through 11:59 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25, post a photo of the Michigan wine you're drinking with your Thanksgiving feast on our Facebook wall. (Be sure to post it on the main Michigan By The Bottle Facebook page and not one of our MBTB Tasting Room pages in order to qualify!) We'll be drawing randomly from all entrants Saturday morning for a $15 MBTB Tasting Room gift card. Look to MichiganByTheBottle.com and our Facebook page to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2016 at Michigan By The Bottle
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Leelanau Peninsula is booming, and one of the newest additions to the LP lineup is Rove Estate Vineyard & Tasting Room. From their Irish roots to their mentors one peninsula over, owner McKenzie Gallagher give us the scoop on this new Northern Michigan destination. Scroll through/click down to keep reading. MBTB: Tell us about the origins of your winery. How did you first get the inklings to start it? MG: We started working on this endeavor about seven years ago. We are fifth generation cherry farmers, and fell in love with local wine industry while my husband and I were... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2016 at Michigan By The Bottle
We were recently featured on Michigan Homes, one of the top sites for Redford, MI Real Estate. Check out the article here: Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room Brings Local Wines and Connoisseurs Together. Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2016 at Behind the Bar @ MBTB Tasting Room
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We asked you to tell us what you were thankful for in regards to Michigan wine for our flash contest, and you told us! We then headed over to the random number generator, which so kindly picked our winners: Carey King was the winner of the two-pack of tickets for either Friday's or Saturday's event. Jessica Albert (redraw) was the winner of the four-pack of tickets to the Thursday event. Congrats! Be sure to email us before the 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, deadline to claim your prize. And thanks to everyone who played! Scroll down/click through to read all... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2016 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 10, 2016 at Michigan By The Bottle
The wine industry on Michigan’s northwest coast is relatively new – its first vinifera grapes were only planted in 1974 — but it has already passed one major milestone: the passing of the torch from generation to generation. The founders of many local wineries have been training their sons and daughters to step into leadership roles, and that process is now well underway. Here are a few profiles of the Next Generation of Traverse City area vintners. via MyNorth.com A look at the next generation of Northern Michigan's wine country! Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2016 at Michigan By The Bottle
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We'll be at the Grand Rapids International Wine, Beer & Food Festival Nov. 17-19, and we want to see you there! The organizers have graciously offered us giveaway tickets, so we're running a quick and easy contest to win them! (For more general info on the festival, click here.) Click through/scroll down for complete details It's easy to enter! Look for the official contest post from 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, on our Facebook page. (It will be pinned to the top of the page.) From 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, through 11:59 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, comment on that... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2016 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 3, 2016 at Michigan By The Bottle
On an apple-crisp morning in late October, Jeff Lemon presides over the harvest of grapes at the family’s expansive farm, where rows and rows of well-tended vines stretch like waves across the gently rolling landscape east of the Lake Michigan shoreline. via DetroitNews.com Keep that great news coming! Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2016 at Michigan By The Bottle
Good news for Michigan vineyards: The time grapes have to ripen has dramatically increased over the past few decades. via greatlakesecho.org Interesting article about climate change's impact on Michigan's grape growing! Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2016 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 27, 2016 at Michigan By The Bottle
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Nearly four years ago, when I traded my decade-plus job as a weekly newspaper reporter to launch Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room, I imagined I’d have copious time to immerse myself in all of the Michigan wine-related things I’d always dreamed of doing. via hourdetroit.com What would you include on your Michigan wine bucket list? Come tell us! Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2016 at Michigan By The Bottle
Michigan’s wine industry dates to the 1930s and the repeal of Prohibition. Large plantings of Concord grapes set the state up for a future of grape growing, and today, its four American Viticultural Areas (AVAs)—Fennville, Lake Michigan Shore, Leelanau Peninsula and Old Mission Peninsula—house 121 wineries. via wineenthusiast.com Congrats to Michigan for being one of the "Under the Radar" wine regions in Wine Enthusiast magazine! Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2016 at Michigan By The Bottle
It might be hard to determine who is more geeked about the arrival this weekend of a national TV show crew in downtown St. Joseph. Was it the people who have been house hunting in the area? Was it the passersby who spotted the TV cameras and lights inside White Pine Winery in downtown St.Joseph? Was it the winemaster, Dr. Dave Miller, who owns and operates White Pine Winery? Or is it the huge cadre of fans who regularly watch the show and can't wait for the fall release of this particular story? Time will have to tell. via moodyonthemarket.com... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2016 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 20, 2016 at Michigan By The Bottle
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Submitted by Leelanau Peninsula Vintners Association Founder of Northern Michigan’s Wine Industry is is Honored by the Leelanau Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, Two Days Before His 90th Birthday The Leelanau Peninsula Chamber of Commerce named Bosydel Vineyard of Lake Leelanau “Business of the Year.” Boskydel's owner and winemaker, Bernie Rink, will accept the award at the chamber’s annual dinner to be held this Thursday, October 20, just two days before he celebrates his 90th birthday. Incidentally, this year also marks the 40th anniversary for the opening of the Boskydel Vineyard tasting room. Rink is known as the founder of Northern... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2016 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 13, 2016 at Michigan By The Bottle
Established in the early 70s by Ed O'Keefe Jr., this Michigan winery remains in the family to this day and maintains the founding father's focus on producing wines from 100% vinifera grapes in a region where hybrids might be the easier option. Perseverance pays off in this delightfully balanced dry Riesling that seamlessly blends juicy peach, pineapple rind and a vein of talc-dusted citrus. Texturally round and soft, with a peach-fuzz feel, this is a veritable steal for the price. via winemag.com Congrats to Chateau Grand Traverse, whose Dry Riesling was listed among Wine Enthusiast magazine's Top 100 Best Buys... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2016 at Michigan By The Bottle
For two years in a row, Michigan’s devastated vineyard managers looked out over rows of vines and confirmed the suspicions of the state’s thriving wine industry; Mother Nature had taketh away. Extremely cold winter spells, better known by the dramatic moniker – Polar Vortex, paralyzed the majority of the state’s vines in 2014 and 2015. The grapes that did make it in 2015 were forced from the vines by a fluke August hailstorm, ripping a scab off of winemakers’ tenderly healing hearts. via michigan.org Jenelle Jagmin from the Michigan Grape & Wine Industry Council celebrates the great 2016 harvest in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2016 at Michigan By The Bottle
Our first ever Best New Sommelier from Michigan, Rachel Van Til recently helped open Mabel Gray just outside of Detroit’s city limits in Hazel Park. She keeps the list tight and flexible to play with chef James Rigato’s changing menu, and always stocks bottles from the Great Lakes state. via wineandspiritsmagazine.com Congrats to Rachel Van Til of Mabel Gray in Hazel Park — the first-ever Michigander to make Wine & Spirits Magazine's Best New Somms list! (Check out the article to read about some of Rachel's Michigan faves, including L. Mawby Winery, Left Foot Charley Winery, Nathaniel Rose and Mari... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2016 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 6, 2016 at Michigan By The Bottle