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All out war is coming! Season 8 of The Walking Dead premieres on AMC on Sunday, Oct. 22, and we're celebrating with our The Walking Dead Pre-Premiere Party the same day, 12-6 p.m., at Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room-Shelby Township! Now we're seeking your help to come up with... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Behind the Bar @ MBTB Tasting Room
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Hey, MBTB fans! We'll be incommunicado without internet access Sept. 10-18, but we'll be back before you know it with new articles, contests, podcasts and more. Our weekly event listing, This Weekend in Michigan Wine, will be on hiatus until late September, but you can glance back at the previous editions to see what's coming up. In the meantime, MBTB's Michigan wine community remains alive and well on Facebook even in our brief absence, so don't hesitate to head over there to get your Michigan wine chat on! We'll still have autoposts going on our Facebook page to keep you... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
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On our latest episode, we discuss the winners of our Readers' Choice Awards, our recent visit to Blake's, 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 Sep 7, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
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On our latest episode, we discuss the beauty of sparkling wine, a tribute to Mark Johnson, what we're 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... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
Mark Johnson, winemaker at Chateau Chantal on Old Mission Peninsula, died Aug. 24 at the age of 65. Johnson was born in Petoskey, grew up in Mancelona, attended Michigan State University, earned an engineering degree in enology (wines) in Geisenheim, Germany, and moved to Traverse City in 1983. He was winemaker at Chateau Grand Traverse for a decade before becoming winemaker at Chateau Chantal in 1993. via record-eagle.com Another tribute to Chateau Chantal's Mark Johnson Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 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 Aug 31, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
Mark Johnson, one of the pioneers of winemaking in northern Michigan, has died. He was 65 years old. Johnson grew up in Mancelona, but he learned winemaking in Germany. According to his obituary, Johnson followed his high school sweetheart, Ursula, to Europe, where he earned a degree in enology – the study of wines. via interlochenpublicradio.org In memoriam of Mark Johnson of Chateau Chantal Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
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On our latest episode, we discuss tasting room etiquette, our Readers' Choice Awards, what we're 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, please leave... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
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It feels like fate that McKenzie and Creighton Gallagher had their first official date at a Brys Estate wine dinner. A decade, a wedding, and four children later, the Gallaghers are still attending wine events together. But more often than not, those events are at their very own winery: Rove Estate Vineyard and Winery, located one Northern Michigan peninsula over from their friends at Brys. via HourDetroit.com In her latest Hour Detroit Michigan wine blog, Cort delves into the roots of Rove Estate, a new(ish) winery on Leelanau Peninsula. Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 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 Aug 24, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
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On our latest episode, we discuss the finalists in our Readers' Choice Awards, our recent attendance at the Sandhill Crane Second Sunday Jazz Brunch (and the general rise of special events at Michigan wineries), what we're 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... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
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Attending one of Sandhill Crane Vineyards' Second Sunday Jazz Brunches has long been on our to-do list, but we live just far enough away — about 90 minutes — to make it one of those things that we kept putting off. Finally, I had obnoxiously commented on SCV's Facebook posts so many times, over so many months ("Wish I could be there!" "Sounds so fun!" etc.) that Colleen Peterson, the winery's public events coordinator, invited us personally to attend. It was the kick in the rear we needed to finally take the day off and actually put it on our... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 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 Aug 17, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
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On our latest episode, we discuss our recent visit to the Bay View Wine Trail, our favorite wine books, how wine is made, what we're 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 Aug 11, 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 Aug 10, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
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On our latest episode, we discuss our new Readers' Choice Awards, the impending closure of Boskydel Vineyard, great wine movies, selecting stemware, what we're 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... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
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We've launched our inaugural MichiganByTheBottle.com Readers' Choice Awards! The nomination period runs through Aug. 14, with the voting phase Aug. 16-31. Be sure to get your favorite Michigan wineries in on the fun! Click here for complete rules/details and the links to nominate and vote. Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 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 Aug 3, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
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Hey, hey, hey, MBTB Radio is back! On our latest episode, we discuss the 2017 Gold Medal Reception, serving temperatures, upcoming events, what we've been drinking lately 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... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
Summer is always a busy time in Michigan, with an abundance of state and national parks, campgrounds, thousands of miles of trails and waterways. Michigan is also blessed with a climate that helps produce stunning wines, with 130 wineries gracing our fair state. Well, wine lovers and outdoor enthusiasts rejoice! There is now a way to create your own wine adventure with the help of Michigan Wines and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources via MLive.com Check out this awesome new trip planning tool! Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
As winemakers across the state toast their gold, silver and bronze winners in the Michigan Wine Competition, the annual contest is quietly observing a milestone this year. via Detroit News The Detroit News takes a look at the current and past Michigan Wine Competitions as the competition marks its 40th anniversary. Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
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Hey, hey, hey, MBTB Radio is back! On our reboot episode, we discuss the 2017 Michigan Wine Competition, the 2016 vintage, what we've been drinking lately 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... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 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 Jul 20, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
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Founder and patriarch Bernie Rink’s propensity to chase large tour buses from the parking lot is among his son Jim’s favorite memories from Boskydel Vineyard’s 40-plus years on the Leelanau Peninsula. via Hour Detroit In her latest Hour Detroit Michigan Wine Blog, Cort reports on the impending closure of Boskydel on Leelanau Peninsula. What are your favorite memories of visiting Boskydel? Come share them on our Facebook page! Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 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 Jul 13, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle