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To say that 2017 was a pivotal year for Josh Morgan would be putting it mildly. In the span of only a few months, Morgan got married, bought a house, and moved to Petoskey, leaving his longtime role behind the scenes at Black Star Farms for the new head winemaker position at Petoskey Farms Vineyard and Winery. via HourDetroit.com In her latest Hour Detroit Michigan wine blog, Cort profiles Josh Morgan, the new head winemaker at Petoskey Farms. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Michigan By The Bottle
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On our latest episode, we discuss common terms seen on wine lists/in wine descriptions, 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 you've enjoyed these podcasts,... Continue reading
Posted 6 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 7 days ago at Michigan By The Bottle
South African transplant Cornel Olivier made his mark launching Brys Estate before partnering with Chris Baldyga to start 2 Lads Vineyard & Winery in 2007. Intensely focused on producing high quality red wines from Northern Michigan’s challenging terroir, Cornel shares some perspective on the personality and practice of local pinot noir and cabernet franc. via MyNorth.com Have you met Cornel yet? Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Michigan By The Bottle
One of the oldest commercial wineries in northern Michigan, a small family operation known for its unusual varietals and quirky owner, closed this week, slipping into winter as quietly as the snow falling amid the rolling hills of vineyards and orchards on the Leelanau Peninsula. via DetroitNews.com Farewell, Boskydel ... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
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On our latest episode, we discuss visiting Michigan wineries in the winter, 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 you've enjoyed these podcasts, please leave... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
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On our latest episode, we get a little festive with a dramatic reading of a Michigan wine holiday poem and discuss 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... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 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 28, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
Harvest time is typically peak tasting season in Northern Michigan; winter, not so much. But 45 North’s tasting room, tucked between the villages of Lake Leelanau and Suttons Bay, is hopping on this icy cold, snow-and-sun-glazed day. The parking lot is filled with cars sporting Thule roof boxes stuffed with skis and snowshoes, and roof racks mounted with fat tire bikes. Inside, the tasting room is elbow-to-elbow with rosy-cheeked patrons shedding layers and chilling with glasses of wine. Meet winter, the new autumn at 45 North Vineyard & Winery. via MyNorth.com If you love winter and wine ... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
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Ho ho ho! Thanks to everyone who tuned in Dec. 19-24 for our Six Stockings Holiday Contest. We loved your creative responses to our silly Santa/Michigan wine questions! We drew randomly from all of the participants for six virtual stockings — check below to see if you were one of our lucky winners! Please be sure to claim your prize by Dec. 30 by emailing us at cort@michiganbythebottle.com — if we don't hear from you, we will redraw! Stocking #1 Delivery Method: We ship to you! Prize: $30 gift card to Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room — redeemable at... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
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Ho ho ho! We're coming up fast on the holidays, and we know all of our readers have been good all year (right?), so you deserve a chance to win prizes as a reward! Tune in Tuesday, Dec. 19 through Sunday, Dec. 24 and earn chances to win a "virtual stocking" in the contest! Today's Question: Santa's planning to come back to Michigan in 2018 with some friends in tow. Which winery event/wine trail event should he bring them to and why? Be sure to post your answer as a comment on the OFFICIAL POST for Six Stockings Day 6... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
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Ho ho ho! We're coming up fast on the holidays, and we know all of our readers have been good all year (right?), so you deserve a chance to win prizes as a reward! Tune in Tuesday, Dec. 19 through Sunday, Dec. 24 and earn chances to win a "virtual stocking" in the contest! Today's Question: Santa is looking for a winery that has a patio so he can enjoy a glass of wine in the great outdoors. (We tried to warn him that it's too cold to hang out outside, but he's used to the chill, so he doesn't... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
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On our latest episode, we get a little festive with a dramatic reading of aa Michigan wine holiday poem and discuss 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... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
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Ho ho ho! We're coming up fast on the holidays, and we know all of our readers have been good all year (right?), so you deserve a chance to win prizes as a reward! Tune in Tuesday, Dec. 19 through Sunday, Dec. 24 and earn chances to win a "virtual stocking" in the contest! Today's Question: Santa's brother Fred Claus is coming to town, but he only has a day to see the sights. Which Michigan wine trail should Santa take him to and why? Be sure to post your answer as a comment on the OFFICIAL POST for Six... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 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 21, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
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Ho ho ho! We're coming up fast on the holidays, and we know all of our readers have been good all year (right?), so you deserve a chance to win prizes as a reward! Tune in Tuesday, Dec. 19 through Sunday, Dec. 24 and earn chances to win a "virtual stocking" in the contest! Today's Question: Santa's been reading MichiganByTheBottle.com since it was founded in 2009, but he's curious: What's the most interesting thing you've learned via MichiganByTheBottle.com or MBTB Tasting Room? Be sure to post your answer as a comment on the OFFICIAL POST for Six Stockings Day 3... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
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Submitted by Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail The Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail is pleased to announce a new elected position in the leadership roles. Beginning January 2018 Melanie Owen will be the first ever Vice President. This new leadership position, is an elected positions with a term of two year. Upon completion of the two year term the VP will automatically become President. The role of the Vice President will be to chair the advertising and marketing committee and to preside over meetings, if the President is unable to attend. Melanie Owen is co-owner of Lazy Ballerina Winery, located... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
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Ho ho ho! We're coming up fast on the holidays, and we know all of our readers have been good all year (right?), so you deserve a chance to win prizes as a reward! Tune in Tuesday, Dec. 19 through Sunday, Dec. 24 and earn chances to win a "virtual stocking" in the contest! Today's Question: This year, Santa wants to buy Mrs. Claus the most unique or unusual Michigan wine available. Which Michigan wine would you suggest for him and why? Be sure to post your answer as a comment on the OFFICIAL POST for Six Stockings Day 2... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
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Ho ho ho! We're coming up fast on the holidays, and we know all of our readers have been good all year (right?), so you deserve a chance to win prizes as a reward! Tune in Tuesday, Dec. 19 through Sunday, Dec. 24 and earn chances to win a "virtual stocking" in the contest! Today's Question: Santa is in town for some get togethers with his favorite Michigan wine people, but he'd also like to meet some new wine friends. Which person from a Michigan winery (winemaker, owner, tasting room worker, etc.) would you introduce him to and why? Be... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
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Ho ho ho! We're coming up fast on the holidays, and we know all of our readers have been good all year (right?), so you deserve a chance to win prizes as a reward! Tune in Tuesday, Dec. 19 through Sunday, Dec. 24 and earn chances to win a "virtual stocking" in the contest! Click through or scroll down for complete rules. The Rules Each day Dec. 19-24, we'll post a holiday-themed question here on MichiganByTheBottle.com at 10 a.m. There also will be a link that posts at the same time on our Facebook page (@michbythebottle), leading to the day's... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
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'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the state Festive wine lovers could hardly wait The Riedel was placed on the table with care In hopes that the wine soon would be there To fill up their glasses with local delights Reds and rosés and, of course, whites via HourDetroit.com In her latest Hour Detroit Michigan wine blog, Cort goes off the beaten path with a Michigan wine take on a Christmas classic. Do you recognize all of the people and places referenced in the poem? Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
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On our latest episode, we discuss Michigan wine in the national spotlight, along with 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 you've enjoyed these podcasts,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 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 14, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
Award-winning wheels of raclette cheese. Cheddar cheese aged for 15 years. Creamy colby cheese. Add in a bottle of Michigan wine and you have a superb holiday pairing. via Freep.com Did someone say Michigan cheese + Michigan wine? We're all over that! Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
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On our latest episode, we discuss Michigan wine in the national spotlight, along with 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 you've enjoyed these podcasts,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle