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Most of Michigan’s 100-plus wineries are many miles away from metro Detroit. Now diehard tri-county area fans can take a virtual tour of the state’s wine trails closer to home via the Michigan Wines Showcase on Monday, April 20. via www.hourdetroit.com In her latest HourDetroit.com Michigan wine blog, Cort previews the Michigan Wines Showcase at The Rattlesnake Club in downtown Detroit on April 20. Will we see you there? Continue reading
Reblogged 2 hours ago at Michigan By The Bottle
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Get ready, get set ... the 2015 Michigan By The Bottle SUPER HUGE Michigan Wine Month Giveaway starts April 1! If you're not familiar with the giveaway, here's how it works: Every year, in celebration of Michigan Wine Month, we amass prizes from dozens of Michigan wineries and give something away EVERY SINGLE DAY throughout April. You have a chance to win every day, the questions are easy and opinion-based, and all winners are drawn randomly! We look forward to this giveaway every year, and we've had some fantastic feedback from the past winners about their prizes. We can't wait... Continue reading
Posted 2 hours 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 Mar 19, 2015 at Michigan By The Bottle
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The menu is here for the Vegan Food & Wine Pairing with Cacao Tree Cafe/The Clean Plate on Monday, March 23! The entire event is 100% vegan and almost completely gluten-free. Wine to be determined. As of March 18, this event only had a few spots remaining; call (248) 850-7175... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2015 at Behind the Bar @ MBTB Tasting Room
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The menu is here for the Sunday Lunch with the Winemaker featuring Holly Balansag of Sandhill Crane Vineyards! Wine to be determined, but Holly does plan to bring several items not currently on our tasting menu. This event is currently sold out, but you can get on the wait list... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2015 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 Mar 12, 2015 at Michigan By The Bottle
Ever since Michigan farmers first discovered that certain wine grapes could grow in the fields of Southwest Michigan back in the 1970s, they’ve searched for ways to sell it. Now, the state’s Wine and Grape Industry Council is looking into a potential certification program for “sustainable” wineries and vineyards. But simply defining sustainability can be difficult, let alone certifying it. via wmuk.org Talking sustainability in Southwest Michigan wine country! Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 5, 2015 at Michigan By The Bottle
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The menu is here for the Verterra Winery Proprietor's Dinner on March 9 at our Royal Oak location! The event features cuisine by Chef Chris Franz of The Rattlesnake Club, and Paul Hamelin, Verterra's co-wner, will be here to lead us through the wines and tell us all about the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2015 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 Mar 5, 2015 at Michigan By The Bottle
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Depending on who you ask, it’s either “good things come in small packages” or “go big or go home.” For fans of large-format wine bottles, it’s definitely the latter. There’s just something about a ginormous bottle of wine that piques even the most casual wine consumer’s interest. And for die-hard wine aficionados, it’s an eye-catching, conversation-starting, envy-provoking addition to their cellars. via www.hourdetroit.com Check out Cort's latest Michigan wine blog for HourDetroit.com, focused on BIG bottles. Are you of the "go big or go home" variety? Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 2, 2015 at Michigan By The Bottle
Anyone who enjoys Michigan wines should raise a glass in tribute to Len Olson. Without Olson, Michigan might well not have its 107 fully operating wineries and its 15,000 acres of grapes. This pioneer of Michigan's wine industry died late last year. via michiganradio.org Chris Cook talks about the legacy and industry impact of Len Olson of Baroda Founders, who passed away late last year. Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 2, 2015 at Michigan By The Bottle
It is rare that a new winery sneaks up on you in Northern Michigan. Once locals spot a new construction site, the rumors start to spread and it doesn’t take long for the secret to get out. Due to it being notoriously hard to predict opening dates in the alcohol business, owners try to keep things under wraps until more certainty comes along. Like parents expecting a newborn, you don’t want to let the cat out of the bag too early. via midwestwinepress.com Midwest Wine Press offers up some love for bigLittle Wines! Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 2, 2015 at Michigan By The Bottle
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Hey, MBTB fans! We'll be incommunicado without internet access Feb. 22-March 1, 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 March 5, but you can glance back at the previous editions to see what's coming up. Our MBTB Radio podcasts will be on hiatus until mid-March. 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... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2015 at Michigan By The Bottle
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This Weekend in Michigan Wine will be on hiatus until the first week of March! Check back March 5 for an updated edition; in the meantime, check out past editions for some of the upcoming events in the world of Michigan wine! Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2015 at Michigan By The Bottle
Now the romance of the Southwest Michigan Wine Trail is picking up some science to go along for the ride. Things are getting very real in the creation of wine in the region thanks to Lake Michigan College. Lake Michigan College is launching the Great Lakes Wine Institute, the Midwest’s first commercial teaching winery, where students will learn the art, science, and business of wine. Beginning in fall 2015, students can start earning an Associate of Applied Science in Enology and Viticulture, the science of wine making and the production and study of grapes. via www.moodyonthemarket.com Woot! Continue reading
Reblogged Feb 13, 2015 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 Feb 12, 2015 at Michigan By The Bottle
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On the latest episode of MBTB Radio, we chat with Terry Stingley, known as "The Wine Guru," about Michigan's signature red grape, his adoration for Cabernet Franc, marketing Lemberger and the age-old debates of hybrids vs. vinifera. 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 which winemakers,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2015 at Michigan By The Bottle
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If you were at Cort's presentations this morning at the Macomb Food Collaborative's All About Food: From Farm to Fork Conference, here are the online resources as promised! We hope you find these links useful. Keep reading/click through to view links. Sip Your Way Across Michigan Michigan By The Bottle: MichiganByTheBottle.com (You're already here!) Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room: MBTBTasting.com Michigan Grape & Wine Industry Council: MichiganWines.com Leelanau Peninsula Vintners Association: LPWines.com Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula: WineriesofOldMission.com Pioneer Wine Trail: PioneerWineTrail.com Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail: LakeMichiganShoreWineTrail.com Sunrise Side Wine & Hops Trail: SunriseSideWineAndHopsTrail.com Bayview Wine Trail: BayviewWineTrail.com... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2015 at Michigan By The Bottle
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The menu is here for the Gill's Pier Proprietor's Dinner on Feb. 16 at our Shelby location! The event features cuisine by Chef Chris Franz of The Rattlesnake Club, and Ryan Sterkenburg, Gill's Pier's owner, will be here to lead us through the wines and tell us all about the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2015 at Behind the Bar @ MBTB Tasting Room
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MBTB's Shannon made the three-hour trek out to the Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail earlier this week for the Lake Michigan Shore Wine Evaluation, an event we've long hoped to attend but always seemed to miss in the past due to scheduling issues. Finally, finally, one of us was able to make it — and Shannon is glad he did, declaring it "one of my favorite wine events that I have ever attended." Scroll down/click through for his recap of the event! I had the pleasure of attending the best-kept secret in Michigan wine last week: The 8th annual Lake... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2015 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 Feb 5, 2015 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 Jan 29, 2015 at Michigan By The Bottle
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In the latest edition of our “Ours and Theirs” series, we’ve asked winemakers and winery representatives from northern Michigan’s Old Mission Peninsula to weigh in on which of their wines they consider the standout from their own portfolios, as well as a wine they would highly recommend from one of their neighboring wineries. via www.hourdetroit.com In Cort's latest Michigan wine blog for Hour Detroit, find out which wines winemakers and winery reps from Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula would put on their "must try" lists — both from their own tasting menus and from their neighbors' portfolios. Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 28, 2015 at Michigan By The Bottle
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The menu is here for Wok & Wine 8 on Monday, Feb. 8, at our Shelby Township location, featuring a multi-course Thai tasting meal by Khom Fai: Thai Dining Experience paired with wine samples! This is one of our most popular events — that's why we've partnered up with Isaiah... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2015 at Behind the Bar @ MBTB Tasting Room
The cold winter months aren’t the most appealing for heading out to get your wine-on. But Traverse City in Michigan has decided to change that way of thinking. Located along the Michigan coast, the picturesque region has long been known as a hub for some of Michigan’s finest wine tasting spots, especially when it comes to ice wine. via www.drinkmemag.com Get your ski on in Michigan wine country! Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 27, 2015 at Michigan By The Bottle