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It’s finally here: Michigan Wine Month! And with it, the MBTB SUPER HUGE Michigan Wine Month Giveaway! Today’s Sponsor: Forty-Five North Vineyard & Winery Today's Prize: $25 gift card redeemable at Forty-Five North Today’s Question: If you had to pick a red wine, a white wine and a fruit wine to try at Forty-Five North, which would you pick and why? (Need inspiration? Click here to view their wine list.) Head on over to our Facebook page to enter! The deadline for today’s giveaway is 11:59 p.m. Friday, April 18. Don’t forget: To qualify to win, you must complete all... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Michigan By The Bottle
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This giveaway is closed as of 11:59 p.m. April 16. Stay tuned for the next one! It’s finally here: Michigan Wine Month! And with it, the MBTB SUPER HUGE Michigan Wine Month Giveaway! Today’s Sponsor: Bowers Harbor Vineyards Today's Prize: VIP tour for two, which includes two flights of five samples of Bowers Harbor wines, two gourmey snacks and two souvenir logo wine glasses. Must be scheduled in advance; expires January 2015. Today’s Question: If you were dining among the vines at Bowers Harbor Vineyard, what would you want to be eating, and which BHV wine would you pair with... Continue reading
Posted 2 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 2 days ago at Michigan By The Bottle
Asking for help from a higher power is something probably as old as agriculture itself, and something that goes back generations here in Traverse City. While the blossoms are being held up by the new “Endless Winter” plan we are apparently operating under, we hope that things will return to normal soon and offer these upcoming events as a ray of hope. via eatdrinktc.com After this winter, we could use some good energy directed toward our state's vineyards! Continue reading
Reblogged 3 days ago at Michigan By The Bottle
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This giveaway is closed as of 11:59 p.m. April 16. Stay tuned for the next one! It’s finally here: Michigan Wine Month! And with it, the MBTB SUPER HUGE Michigan Wine Month Giveaway! Today’s Sponsor: MLawrence (LMawby Winery) Today's Prize: Mike Laing, winemaker of MLawrence sparkling wines at LMawby, will provide a private taste and tour for up to four people. Get a VIP behind the scene look at how MLawrence sparklers are produced and bottled. In addition, the lucky winner will receive a bottle of seriously fun MLawrence bubbly to take home. (Please note: Winner must schedule their visit... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Michigan By The Bottle
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We were saddened to see the formal announcement tonight that David and Dannielle of Old Shore Vineyards in Buchanan are stepping back from wine production indefinitely. [Click here to jump to the announcement in its entirety if you're seeing an abbreviated version of this post.] We have been big fans since their beginnings, and we wish them the very best of luck in the future (with hopes that they will resume their operations sometime down the road)! Cheers to friendly, enthusiastic supporters of Michigan wine! Tell us: Are you an OSV fan? Which has been your fave wine of theirs?... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Michigan By The Bottle
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This giveaway is closed as of 11:59 p.m. April 15. Stay tuned for the next one! It’s finally here: Michigan Wine Month! And with it, the MBTB SUPER HUGE Michigan Wine Month Giveaway! Today’s Sponsor: Domaine Berrien Cellars Today's Prize: $25 gift card redeemable at Domaine Berrien Cellars, plus a free souvenir logo tasting glass with every paid tasting during your visit. Today’s Question: If you were hanging out on the porch at DBC with Winemaker Wally Maurer and his wife, Katie, which bottle of DBC wine would you want to be sharing with them? (Need inspiration? Click here to... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Michigan By The Bottle
Larry Mawby isn’t only one of Michigan’s wine pioneers, he’s also one of the funniest people you’ll ever meet. Like his methode champenoise sparkling wines, you’ll need to pay close attention to garner the full benefit of both his humor and his complex L. Mawby wines. via midwestwinepress.com BUBBLE ALERT! Continue reading
Reblogged 5 days ago at Michigan By The Bottle
The number of wineries and wine grape acreage has doubled in the past decade. Sales of Michigan wine rose 29% in the past 5 years. Market share for Michigan wine is now over 6% of the wine sold in the state. The industry is contributing significantly to the economy of Michigan through growing of grapes, wine production, distribution and wine tourism. via blog.michiganadvantage.org Gordon Wenk, deputy director of the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, weighs in on the expanding Michigan wine industry. Continue reading
Reblogged 5 days ago at Michigan By The Bottle
The most cerebral and democratically satisfying of the seven noble wine grapes, Riesling is Northern Michigan’s oeno claim to fame. A native grape of Germany’s Rheingau region, Riesling was first planted here by Chateau Grand Traverse proprietor Ed O’Keefe in the 1970s and has seen nonstop proliferation ever since. Cold-hardy and harnessing a vast flavor spectrum determined by ripeness and vineyard site, local rieslings run from dry and lean with laser-beam acidity to fleshy, opulent sweetness. Here are five Northern Michigan Rieslings that explore the grape’s entire spectrum of flavors: via mynorth.com A roundup of Northern Michigan Rieslings, courtesy of... Continue reading
Reblogged 5 days ago at Michigan By The Bottle
Michigan wine makes us HAPPY! Check out our cheerful video ode to the Michigan Wine Showcase held April 7, 2014, at The Rattlesnake Club in Detroit. Which Michigan wines make YOU happy? Come tell us about it! Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Michigan By The Bottle
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This giveaway is closed as of 11:59 p.m. April 14. Stay tuned for the next one! We're on to the third week of Michigan Wine Month, and the MBTB SUPER HUGE Michigan Wine Month Giveaway continues! Today’s Sponsor: Douglas Valley Winery Today's Prize: Gift certificate redeemable for two tasting flights and two logo wine glasses at Douglas Valley in Manistee Today’s Question: If you were kicking back with a glass of wine or cider at one of Douglas Valley's First Friday concerts, which wine would you'd want to be sipping? (Need inspiration? Click here to view their list of wines... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Michigan By The Bottle
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This giveaway is closed as of 11:59 p.m. April 13. Stay tuned for the next one! It’s finally here: Michigan Wine Month! And with it, the MBTB SUPER HUGE Michigan Wine Month Giveaway! Today’s Sponsor: Fenn Valley Vineyards & Wine Cellar Today's Prize: A private tour at Fenn Valley (either of the vineyard or the cellar, depending on the time of year) led by Marketing Director Brian Lesperance. The winner can bring up to 22 people! (No, that's not a typo.) If the group is outside, we will travel via specially designed wagon through the vineyards. If we are in... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Michigan By The Bottle
Spending the better part of a day tasting and judging 21 wines from the latest vintage of Northern Michigan winemakers is enough to kill the palate. But the effort showed this quirky corner of the northern state is producing some world class wines with more to come. via howardhewitt.net Wine writer Howard Hewitt weighs in on the Northern Wine Loop new releases. Head over to our Facebook page to discuss your favorite Northern Michigan reds! Continue reading
Reblogged 7 days ago at Michigan By The Bottle
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This giveaway is closed as of 11:59 p.m. April 12. Stay tuned for the next one! Today’s Sponsor: Ciccone Vineyard Today's Prize: Free tasting for two and winner's choice of a complimentary bottle of Ciccone wine (reserve wine excluded). Today’s Question: If you were stepping up to the tasting bar at Ciccone, which wine would be your first to try? (Need inspiration? Click here to view their wine list.) Head on over to our Facebook page to enter! The deadline for today’s giveaway is 11:59 p.m. Saturday, April 12. Don’t forget: To qualify to win, you must complete all of... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Michigan By The Bottle
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We're fielding applications on an ongoing basis for the Sipper Club — Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room's wine club — but the deadline to sign up and still get the spring shipment is May 1! We already have nearly 175 people signed up for the club, awaiting their spring... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2014 at Behind the Bar @ MBTB Tasting Room
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This giveaway is closed as of 11:59 p.m. April 11. Stay tuned for the next one! It’s finally here: Michigan Wine Month! And with it, the MBTB SUPER HUGE Michigan Wine Month Giveaway! Today’s Sponsor: Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery Today's Prize: Deluxe Wine Tasting for Two: Join the friendly Brys Estate tasting staff for a tasting of five of our premium wines paired with a cheese and charcuterie board. Finish with a tasting of our award-winning Ice Wine paired with a slice of cheesecake. Take home two large Brys logo wine glasses as a souvenir. Today’s Question: If you... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2014 at Michigan By The Bottle
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This giveaway is closed as of 11:59 p.m. April 10. Stay tuned for the next one! It’s finally here: Michigan Wine Month! And with it, the MBTB SUPER HUGE Michigan Wine Month Giveaway! Today’s Sponsor: Mackinaw Trail Winery Today's Prize: Free VIP tasting for a group of four guests at Mackinaw Trail's main Petoskey location. Includes four Mackinaw Trail glasses, a tour of the winery and an in-dpeth review of how the wine is made by Head Winemaker Dustin Stabile. Plus: A $25 gift certificate to the winery! Today’s Question: If you could ask Head Winemaker Dustin Stabile any question... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 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 Apr 10, 2014 at Michigan By The Bottle
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This giveaway is closed as of 11:59 p.m. April 9. Stay tuned for the next one! It’s finally here: Michigan Wine Month! And with it, the MBTB SUPER HUGE Michigan Wine Month Giveaway! Today’s Sponsor: 2 Lads Winery Today's Prize: 2 Lads apparel gift pack, featuring a T-shirt and hat. Winner can choose from a V-neck or crew-neck unisex shirt and a military or trucker hat. (Scroll to the bottom of this post to view pics of options.) Today’s Question: If you were spending the day with the 2 Lads (Cornel Olivier and Chris Baldyga), which of their wines would... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2014 at Michigan By The Bottle
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This giveaway is closed as of 11:59 p.m. April 8. Stay tuned for the next one! It’s finally here: Michigan Wine Month! And with it, the MBTB SUPER HUGE Michigan Wine Month Giveaway! Today’s Sponsor: Lawton Ridge Winery Today's Prize: A certificate redeemable for a cheese and wine tasting at Lawton Ridge for up to eight people. Today’s Question: What's you favorite type of cheese, and which Lawton Ridge wine would you enjoy it with? (Need inspiration? Click here to see their wine list.) Head on over to our Facebook page to enter! The deadline for today’s giveaway is 11:59... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2014 at Michigan By The Bottle
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This giveaway is closed as of 11:59 p.m. April 7. Stay tuned for the next one! It’s finally here: Michigan Wine Month! And with it, the MBTB SUPER HUGE Michigan Wine Month Giveaway! Today’s Sponsor: LMawby Winery Today's Prize: Larry Mawby, winemaker of LMawby sparkling wines, will provide a private taste and tour for four people. Get a VIP behind-the-scenes look at this acclaimed sparkling wine producer on Leelanau Peninsula. In addition, the lucky winner will receive a bottle of LMawby to take home. (Winner must schedule their visit at least two weeks in advance.) Today’s Question: What’s your favorite... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at Michigan By The Bottle
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This giveaway is closed as of 11:59 p.m. April 6. Stay tuned for the next one! It’s finally here: Michigan Wine Month! And with it, the MBTB SUPER HUGE Michigan Wine Month Giveaway! Today’s Sponsor: Novi Chophouse Today's Prize: $100 gift card to the Novi Chophouse Today’s Question: If you were dining at Novi Chophouse, which dish would you choose, and which Michigan wine would you want to drink with it? (Need inspiration? Check out their menu by clicking here.) Head on over to our Facebook page to enter! The deadline for today’s giveaway is 11:59 p.m. Sunday, April 6.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2014 at Michigan By The Bottle
The great lake also gives us something I never expected before I moved here: good conditions for wine grapes. Poor soil helps, and the earth around here was actually lake bottom thousands of years ago. The sandy hills are now an ideal setup for the Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail. via lynnfreehillmaye.com Learn a little bit about going green on the Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail! Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 5, 2014 at Michigan By The Bottle
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This giveaway is closed as of 11:59 p.m. April 5. Stay tuned for the next one! It’s finally here: Michigan Wine Month! And with it, the MBTB SUPER HUGE Michigan Wine Month Giveaway! Today’s Sponsor: Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail Today's Prize: Two gift certificates good for any of the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail's five ticketed wine trail events (expire in June 15, 2015). Join them for your choice of Sip & Savor in May, Traverse City Wine & Art Festival in June, Harvest Stompede in September, Toast the Season in November or Taste the Passion in February. Today’s Question: Your... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2014 at Michigan By The Bottle