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Hey, MBTB fans! We'll be incommunicado without internet access Jan. 5-Jan. 16, 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 January, 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... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
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You’ve heard that wine improves with age. At restaurants, sommeliers talk about special vintages from their cellar. At the winery, you overhear the winemaker waxing poetically about how beautiful the Cabernet Franc from 1996 is drinking right now. It sounds sexy, and as a wine enthusiast, you probably want to get in on the action. You may be confused and excited at the same time. Will the bottle you bought at the winery or wine shop last week stand the test of time? Should you save it for a few years? How many? Where do you even store it? Do... Continue reading
Posted Jan 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 Dec 29, 2016 at Michigan By The Bottle
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Thanks to everyone who participated in our 12 Days of Michigan Wine Labels Contest! We hope you had fun and maybe got some wineries on your radar that you weren't familiar with before! We've consulted the random number generator, and it has selected CORY RADOMSKI was the winner! Congrats, Cory — you get an MBTB prize pack! Prize must be claimed by emailing cort@michiganbythebottle.com by 9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28. If the prize is left unclaimed by the deadline, a new winner will be drawn. Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 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 Dec 22, 2016 at Michigan By The Bottle
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I don't cook, but I'm a pro at eating. Seeing the ubiquitous holiday recipe suggestions on Facebook recently prompted me to muse — in a famished fantasy while at the library, sans snacks — what my perfect holiday meal would be (if I had the skills and the metabolism to make it a reality). But each course would be paired with wine, obviously, featuring a lineup of some of the most memorable Michigan wines I've tasted this year. It went a little something like this … via HourDetroit.com In her latest HourDetroit.com Michigan wine blog, Cort daydreams about a fantasy... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 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 Dec 15, 2016 at Michigan By The Bottle
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Submitted by Michigan Grape & Wine Industry Council Lansing, MI ­- Michigan Wine Month will take place during May following a decision by Michigan’s Grape and Wine Industry Council during their regular meeting on December 1, 2016. The change from April to May will take effect in spring of 2017. May kicks off a season of travel in Michigan, and the majority of wineries expand their hours to accommodate increased tourism. Warmer weather in May also makes it more desirable for travelers starting to plan their summertime wine touring. “The change to May makes sense for wineries, retailers and the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2016 at Michigan By The Bottle
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It's the ho-ho-holidays, and that means it's time for another MBTB contest! Santa is transporting a ton of Michigan wine to adults of legal drinking age who have been very nice this year. But it's dark out, his sleigh doesn't have interior lighting, and to top it all off, he's lost his reading glasses! He needs YOUR help to identify the bottles in his bag o' goodies so he makes sure the right ones get to the right Michigan wine lovers. Enter daily Dec. 13-24 for a chance to win an MBTB prize pack. All it takes is a little... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 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 Dec 8, 2016 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 Dec 3, 2016 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 Dec 1, 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 Dec 1, 2016 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