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It's Partner Winery Wednesday! Each week, we'll be highlighting a different Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room partner winery. Today's is Chateau de Leelanau, located on Leelanau Peninsula, just outside of Traverse City. There are now more than 25 (!!!) wineries on Leelanau Peninsula, so it's a fantastic place to... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Behind the Bar @ MBTB Tasting Room
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Happy Thanksgiving! It wouldn't be a holiday around here without a giveaway — am I right? So we're throwing a quick-and-easy prize opportunity your way as a way to give thanks for our MBTB fans! It's super simple: 1. Snap a pic of the Michigan wine(s) you're serving/drinking with your Thanksgiving meal. 2. Post the pic on our Facebook page anytime on Thanksgiving day (by 11:59 p.m.) and tell us why you picked that particular wine. 3. You'll be entered to win MBTB prizes! Winner will be drawn randomly via the trusty random number generator. Must be at least 21... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Michigan By The Bottle
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The notion of visiting Michigan wine country often calls to mind images of leafy green vines, plump purple grapes, and sun-soaked patios. But even as the temperatures drop, snow blankets the vineyards, and the vines go dark and leafless for the winter, Michigan wine country is still a worthwhile vacation destination — some argue it’s an even better time. via www.hourdetroit.com In Cort's latest Michigan wine blog for HourDetroit.com, wine lovers weigh in on why visiting wineries during the winter can be even better than during the busy season. Do you agree? Come discuss on our Facebook page! Continue reading
Reblogged 5 days ago at Michigan By The Bottle
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Since we're finishing up prep work on our second Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room location in Royal Oak (yay!), we weren't able to attend the Grand Rapids International Wine, Beer & Food Festival this weekend (boo). But "On the Michigan Wine Trail" artist Stephanie Schlatter kindly volunteered to act as our "correspondent" at the event. Keep reading to check out her photo travel diary! (Also, if you snapped a pic with Stephanie during the event, click here to find out how to enter our GR Wine Fest contest through 12 p.m. Nov. 23!) We arrived with bells on. Eager... 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 20, 2014 at Michigan By The Bottle
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With our new location in Royal Oak opening soon, we know we'll have a lot of first-time visitors coming through our doors. And since we don't exactly fit the standard mold — we're sort of a wine shop crossed with a wine bar — we wanted to take the opportunity... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2014 at Behind the Bar @ MBTB Tasting Room
Did you know that Michigan grows more than 50 different grape varieties? As you’re planning your holiday menu, there’s sure to be one variety that suits your fancy. Guest blogger Karel Bush from the Michigan Wine and Grape Industry Council shares some Pure Michigan wine pairings for your Thanksgiving meal. via www.michigan.org Get some holiday pairing inspiration from Karel Bush of the Michigan Grape & Wine Industry Council! Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 19, 2014 at Michigan By The Bottle
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It's Partner Winery Wednesday! Each week, we'll be highlighting a different Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room partner winery. Today's is Gill's Pier Vineyard & Winery, located on Leelanau Peninsula, just outside of Traverse City. There are now more than 25 (!!!) wineries on Leelanau Peninsula, so it's a fantastic... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2014 at Behind the Bar @ MBTB Tasting Room
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Since we're finishing up prep work on our second Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room location in Royal Oak (yay!), we won't be able to attend the Grand Rapids International Wine, Beer & Food Festival this weekend (boo). We're pretty bummed about it — this is the first year in many that we won't be there, and it's a fantastic event! But on the bright side, "On the Michigan Wine Trail" artist Stephanie Schlatter has volunteered to act as our "correspondent" on Friday night! She'll be snapping pics of all of the action, which we'll be sharing here and on... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2014 at Michigan By The Bottle
In 1987 the first Advanced Course and Master's Exam were conducted in the U.S. in Monterey, California. That year Madeline Triffon was one of five candidates who passed the Advanced Exam only to take the Master’s Examination the very next day. She alone passed all three parts of the Master’s Exam and in doing so became the first American woman to become a Master Sommelier as well as the first ever to win the Krug Cup. via www.timgaiser.com Read more about the fantastic Madeline Triffon, one of only a handful of master sommeliers living in Michigan and, even more impressively,... Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 16, 2014 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 13, 2014 at Michigan By The Bottle
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It's Partner Winery Wednesday! Each week, we'll be highlighting a different Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room partner winery. Today's is Peninsula Cellars, located on Old Mission Peninsula, just outside of Traverse City. There are eight wineries on Old Mission Peninsula, and — with Grand Traverse Bay on both sides... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2014 at Behind the Bar @ MBTB Tasting Room
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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 6, 2014 at Michigan By The Bottle
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The Black Friday By The Bottle Sales Flyer is here! Stop by before Thanksgiving to pick up a hard copy that includes a coupon toward a MBTB gift crate! Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2014 at Behind the Bar @ MBTB Tasting Room
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The menu is here for the Vegan Food & Wine Pairing with The Clean Plate on Monday, Nov. 10! (Wine pairings TBA.) There are still a few spots left, so give us a ring to register with payment if you'd like in: (586) 843-3690. Course 1: Mixed Green Salad, topped... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2014 at Behind the Bar @ MBTB Tasting Room
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It's Partner Winery Wednesday! Each week, we'll be highlighting a different Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room partner winery. Today's is Domaine Berrien Cellars, located in Berrien Springs, on the Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail. This trail is about 3-3.5 hours away from Metro Detroit, and is a fantastic place... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2014 at Behind the Bar @ MBTB Tasting Room
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On the latest episode of MBTB Radio, we chat with Patrick Brys, director of operations for Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery on Old Mission Peninsula, about their new Upper Deck and Bridge Above the Vines, this year's harvest, visiting wineries in wintertime 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! Also, check out our previous episodes: MBTB Radio, Pilot: Introduction 8.19.14 (26:08) MBTB... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2014 at Michigan By The Bottle
The Northern Michigan wine scene has expanded greatly outside of the Grand Traverse region. For decades now, Old Mission and Leelanau Peninsulas have been the beating heart of Michigan’s wine industry. But a new crop of wineries just north of the 45th parallel—that imaginary line connecting the world’s best grape-growing regions, from Bordeaux to Piedmont to the West Coast—is beginning to flourish here in the Mitten. Vintners in Petoskey, Harbor Springs and neighboring small towns are producing strong whites and reds, and a full spectrum of fruit wines that rival those from the peninsulas. via mynorth.com Learn more about the... Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 4, 2014 at Michigan By The Bottle
Around eight years ago, I took a trip with my father through Texas wine country. I was going to be down in Texas to research an article about Austin restaurants, and that seemed like a good enough excuse to both of us. We spent three days visiting wineries in Hill Country, taking it easy, talking and driving and tasting wine. We had a great time. But the wines we tasted just weren’t very good. The worst were stinky and strange, the best were…OK. Not flawed, but definitely not all that exciting. via www.foodandwine.com Food & Wine makes the case for... Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 2, 2014 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 30, 2014 at Michigan By The Bottle
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On the latest episode of MBTB Radio, we chat with Matthew Moersch, winemaker for Round Barn Winery and Free Run Winery, about his family's long history in southwestern Michigan, their recent expansions 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! Also, check out our previous episodes: MBTB Radio, Pilot: Introduction 8.19.14 (26:08) MBTB Radio, Episode 2: Brian Hosmer of Chateau Chantal/Hawthorne 8.26.14 (28:48)... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2014 at Michigan By The Bottle
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It's Partner Winery Wednesday! Each week, we'll be highlighting a different Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room partner winery. Today's is Sandhill Crane Vineyards, located in Jackson, on the Southeast Michigan Pioneer Wine Trail. This trail is a great one to visit as a day trip, since it's only about... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2014 at Behind the Bar @ MBTB Tasting Room
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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 23, 2014 at Michigan By The Bottle
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If your wine cravings seem to shift seasonally, you’re not alone. Cooler temperatures seem to awaken an innate desire to reach for heavier reds, displacing the crisp, refreshing whites of summer. But this fall, before you reach for the usual suspects (looking at you, cabernet sauvignon), allow me to make the case for a red that may not even be on your radar: lemberger. via www.hourdetroit.com Cort gives Lemberger a little love in her latest Michigan wine blog for Hour Detroit. Are you a Lemberger fan? Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 22, 2014 at Michigan By The Bottle
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Hi there, MBTB Tasting Room fans! We've been hearing from so many of you who are revved up about our second location in Royal Oak. Believe us, we are too! As is often the case in business and construction, we ran into some minor issues that set us back a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2014 at Behind the Bar @ MBTB Tasting Room