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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 yesterday at Michigan By The Bottle
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Once upon a time, I hated pinot noir. This period of pinot discrimination fell somewhere between my early wine-drinking days, when I could only call myself a connoisseur of late harvest rieslings, and present day, when I enjoy wines of all styles and varietals. via www.hourdetroit.com In her latest blog for HourDetroit.com, Cort sings belated praises for "the heartbreak grape." Continue reading
Reblogged 2 days ago at Michigan By The Bottle
For those unfamiliar with northern Michigan, wine might not be the first thing that springs to mind, but there’s a unique microclimate along Michigan’s northwest coast — a product of the exposed bluffs and the winds off the bay — that makes this a welcoming place for grapes to grow. via www.northernexpress.com Take a virtual trip to the Bay View Wine Trail near Petoskey with Northern Express! Continue reading
Reblogged 3 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 May 21, 2015 at Michigan By The Bottle
If you’ve tried wine samples in a local store this month or ordered a glass of red wine in a restaurant, you might have tasted an unfamiliar grape variety: gamay. via www.washingtonpost.com Chateau Grand Traverse gets a shoutout in this Washington Post article about Gamay! Continue reading
Reblogged May 18, 2015 at Michigan By The Bottle
I’m sure many of you have thought at some point, “Think I’ll get in to the winery business”. What could be better than living this idyllic life, and at the end of the day getting to enjoy a wonderful glass of wine that you created? Personally I would be hard pressed to argue against that thought, after all, I’ve been in this business for 40 years. Still, if you think that much anticipated end of the day comes as planned, or according to any kind of schedule, guess again. At the risk of sounding like I’m whining (pun intended), and... Continue reading
Reblogged May 16, 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 May 14, 2015 at Michigan By The Bottle
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After a brief hiatus to make way for the SUPER HUGE Michigan Wine Month Giveaway, TWMW is back! 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... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2015 at Michigan By The Bottle
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It seems like April was just starting ... and then we blinked, and suddenly it was May. But that's OK, because we keep the Michigan wine love going year-round! Thank you so much to all of the MBTB followers who participated in this month's giveaway. Though we couldn't respond to all of them individually, we loved reading your answers to each day's question! If you were a winner, please let us know if you don't hear from the winery that sponsored your prize day by May 15 so we can follow up with them again and make sure you get... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2015 at Michigan By The Bottle
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Local winery representatives were talking past, present, and future during the trade portion of the Michigan Wines Showcase at The Rattlesnake Club in Detroit April 20. Conversation topics ranged from the second consecutive brutal winter to new releases on the horizon. Here are a few bits and pieces. via www.hourdetroit.com Cort shares the word on the street at the recent Michigan Wines Showcase in Detroit in her latest Michigan wine blog for HourDetroit.com. Continue reading
Reblogged May 3, 2015 at Michigan By The Bottle
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It’s finally here: Michigan Wine Month! And with it, the MBTB SUPER HUGE Michigan Wine Month Giveaway! Today’s Date: Friday, May 1 Today's Sponsor: Michigan By The Bottle & Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room Today's Prize: Michigan By The Bottle T-shirt, MBTB double-pull corkscrew, MBTB four-bottle wine tote and a 2-for-1 tasting voucher redeemable at either MBTB Tasting Room location Today’s Question: To enter today's contest, please read the passage below and then head over to Facebook to answer the question. We — Shannon and Cortney Casey — launched MichiganByTheBottle.com in 2009 to promote Michigan wines and wineries simply... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2015 at Michigan By The Bottle
TRAVERSE CITY — The growth of northwest Michigan's wine industry shows no signs of slowing. Charles Edson, owner and winemaker at Bel Lago Vineyards & Winery in Cedar, said he hears rumors of more wineries slated to open in the next few years. via www.record-eagle.com Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 30, 2015 at Michigan By The Bottle
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Hard to believe it's the final day of Michigan Wine Month! *sniff* But we have one more fantastic giveaway left... Today’s Date: Wednesday, April 30 Today's Sponsor: Black Star Farms Today's Prize: A VIP tasting package at Black Star Farms' Suttons Bay location, along with a tour of their winery and farm led by managing partner Don Coe and a lunch for two at their Hearth & Vine Restaurant. Today’s Question: If you could pick a red, a white and a dessert wine to enjoy with your lunch at Hearth & Vine, which would you pick and why? (Click here... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2015 at Michigan By The Bottle
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It’s finally here: Michigan Wine Month! And with it, the MBTB SUPER HUGE Michigan Wine Month Giveaway! Today’s Date: Wednesday, April 29 Today's Sponsor: Blustone Vineyards Today's Prize: Blustone T-shirt and a VIP wine tasting for up to four people. (Must be scheduled in advance.) Today’s Question: If you had to select one wine to try off Blustone's menu, which would it be and why? (Click here to check out their lineup.) Head on over to our Facebook page to enter! The deadline for today’s giveaway is 11:59 p.m. today. Don’t forget: To qualify to win, you must complete all... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2015 at Michigan By The Bottle
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It’s finally here: Michigan Wine Month! And with it, the MBTB SUPER HUGE Michigan Wine Month Giveaway! Today’s Date: Tuesday, April 28 Today's Sponsor: Ciccone Vineyard & Winery Today's Prize: A VIP vineyard tour with owner Tony Ciccone, two wine tastings (glasses included) and a certificate redeemable for a bottle of wine. Today’s Question: If you could ask Tony any question while touring the vineyard, what would it be? Head on over to our Facebook page to enter! The deadline for today’s giveaway is 11:59 p.m. today. Don’t forget: To qualify to win, you must complete all of the following:... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2015 at Michigan By The Bottle
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It’s finally here: Michigan Wine Month! And with it, the MBTB SUPER HUGE Michigan Wine Month Giveaway! Today’s Date: Monday, April 27 Today's Sponsor: Lawton Ridge Winery Today's Prize: Wine and cheese pairing for up to up to people Today’s Question: If you could sip any two Lawton Ridge wines with your cheese, which would they be and why? (Click here to view their wines.) Head on over to our Facebook page to enter! The deadline for today’s giveaway is 11:59 p.m. today. Don’t forget: To qualify to win, you must complete all of the following: 1. “Like” Michigan By... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2015 at Michigan By The Bottle
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It’s finally here: Michigan Wine Month! And with it, the MBTB SUPER HUGE Michigan Wine Month Giveaway! Today’s Date: Sunday, April 26 Today's Sponsor: Fenn Valley Vineyards & Wine Cellar Today's Prize: A private vineyard tour conducted by a senior member of our team for up to 22 (!!!) people, valued at $220. During the cooler winter and spring months, our tours take you into the wine cellar and focus on wine making and how various cellar practices influence wine styles and flavors.In the fall, the tours go into the vineyard where the emphasis is on how wine grapes are... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2015 at Michigan By The Bottle
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It’s finally here: Michigan Wine Month! And with it, the MBTB SUPER HUGE Michigan Wine Month Giveaway! Today’s Date: Saturday, April 25 Today's Sponsor: Shady Lane Cellars Today's Prize: Complimentary tastings for up to four guests, plus four Shady Lane logo GoVinos (stemless, outdoor wine glasses — click here for pic) Today’s Question: Last summer, Shady Lane got a brand-new outdoor patio that they use as a concert venue. If you could listen to any musician out on their patio (with money and reality being no object), who would it be and why? Head on over to our Facebook page... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2015 at Michigan By The Bottle
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It’s finally here: Michigan Wine Month! And with it, the MBTB SUPER HUGE Michigan Wine Month Giveaway! Today’s Date: Friday, April 24 Today's Sponsor: St. Ambrose Cellars Today's Prize: A charcoal gray "All You Mead is Love" hoodie, size XL (Click here to view photo of prize.) Today’s Question: If you could pick any two of St. Ambrose's meads to sip while wearing your brand new hoodie, which would you pick and why? (Click here to check out their mead list.) Head on over to our Facebook page to enter! The deadline for today’s giveaway is 11:59 p.m. today. Don’t... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2015 at Michigan By The Bottle
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It’s finally here: Michigan Wine Month! And with it, the MBTB SUPER HUGE Michigan Wine Month Giveaway! Today’s Date: Thursday, April 23 Today's Sponsor: Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery Today's Prize: Deluxe Wine Tasting for Two, featuring five wine tastings and a cheese and charcuterie board, plus two souvenir glasses Today’s Question: If you could be sitting out on Brys Estate's new Upper Deck and strolling out on their new Bridge Above the Vines, which of their wines would you be sipping and why? (Click here for a refresher on their wines.) Head on over to our Facebook page to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2015 at Michigan By The Bottle
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It’s finally here: Michigan Wine Month! And with it, the MBTB SUPER HUGE Michigan Wine Month Giveaway! Today’s Date: Wednesday, April 22 Today's Sponsor: bigLITTLE Wines Today's Prize: 1 bigLITTLE short sleeve t-shirt (you pick size, color and design may vary), along with two paid tasting coupons Today’s Question: All of bigLITTLE's wines are named after a childhood memory. (Click here to see what we mean.) If you had to name a wine after your fondest childhood memories, what would the name be and why? Head on over to our Facebook page to enter! The deadline for today’s giveaway is... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2015 at Michigan By The Bottle
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It’s finally here: Michigan Wine Month! And with it, the MBTB SUPER HUGE Michigan Wine Month Giveaway! Today’s Date: Tuesday, April 21 Today's Sponsor: Cody Kresta Vineyard & Winery Today's Prize: Private tour and wine tasting with Winemaker David Butkovich for up to four guests Today’s Question: If you could sip on one white and one red from Cody Kresta during your tour, which would it be and why? (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. today. Don’t forget: To qualify to win,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2015 at Michigan By The Bottle
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It’s finally here: Michigan Wine Month! And with it, the MBTB SUPER HUGE Michigan Wine Month Giveaway! Today’s Date: Monday, April 20 Today's Sponsor: Willow Vineyards Today's Prize: A Willow Vineyards T-shirt and hat, plus a certificate redeemable for a bottle of Willow wine Today’s Question: Willow Vineyards is known for being, as co-owner John Crampton says, the littlest vineyard with the biggest view. If you could sit out on Willow's patio with a glass of wine, who would you want sitting with you and why? (If you don't say why, your response will not be counted!) Head on over... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2015 at Michigan By The Bottle
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It’s finally here: Michigan Wine Month! And with it, the MBTB SUPER HUGE Michigan Wine Month Giveaway! Today’s Date: Sunday, April 19 Today's Sponsor: Heavenly Vineyards Today's Prize: A Heavenly Vineyards T-shirt, two logo glasses and a wooden caddy that holds two wine glasses and a bottle (Click here to view prize) Today’s Question: If you could try any of Heavenly Vineyards' wines, which would it be and why? (If you don't say why, your answer will not be counted! Click here to view their wine list.) Head on over to our Facebook page to enter! The deadline for today’s... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2015 at Michigan By The Bottle
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Day 18 is closed as of 11.59 p.m. April 18. Stay tuned for the next giveaway! It’s finally here: Michigan Wine Month! And with it, the MBTB SUPER HUGE Michigan Wine Month Giveaway! Today’s Date: Saturday, April 18 Today's Sponsor: Cherry Republic Today's Prize: $75 Cherry Republic gift card, redeemable in person, via phone or online Today’s Question: What's your favorite way to enjoy cherries and why? (As wine, in pie, freshly picked, etc.) Head on over to our Facebook page to enter! The deadline for today’s giveaway is 11:59 p.m. today. Don’t forget: To qualify to win, you must... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2015 at Michigan By The Bottle