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Join MichiganByTheBottle.com's Cort virtually at the Michigan Wine Competition on July 26! She'll be live Facebooking (@michbythebottle) and Instagramming (@michbythebottle) with some tidbits from behind the scenes. Plus: Stay tuned for her HourDetroit.com roundup of the competition and preview of the Aug. 4 Gold Medal Reception at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center in East Lansing! Continue reading
Posted 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 7 days ago at Michigan By The Bottle
Attention red wine lovers! Blank Star Farms will soon be getting a special piece of equipment that will help them and other wine makers to produce better quality red wine. Just last week, Black Star Farms found out they were awarded a $210,000 grant from the Department of Agriculture. The winery applied for the "Value Added Food Processor" grant back in April. It was one of 51 proposals that the state considered. via UpNorthLive.com Congrats to Heather Fortin and the Black Star Farms team! Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 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 Jul 14, 2016 at Michigan By The Bottle
An 80-acre Berrien County farm in the heart of the scenic Lake Michigan Shore Wine Country will once again play host to one of the coolest summer parties of the season later this month, and the winemakers at the helm there want to make sure you get the big event on your personal calendar. via MoodyOnTheMarket.com This annual event at Domaine Berrien Cellars is on our "to do" list for the future! We can't make it this year, but if you go, we want to see your pics! Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2016 at Michigan By The Bottle
Larry Bell remembers walking along I-94 at age 19 and hitching a ride from a man who stayed in his life for the long haul. "I first met Dave Braganini when I was hitch-hiking and he picked me up in his fancy car," said Bell, fondly remembering 1976 and his chance meeting with a man who would become a colleague and an advisor. via MLive.com A look at the life of David Braganini, president of St. Julian Winery, who passed away unexpectedly this week. :( Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2016 at Michigan By The Bottle
The president of St. Julian Winery passed away Tuesday, July 5, the winery reports. On its Twitter feed, the winery posted: "David Braganini, the beloved Leader and President of the St. Julian Wine Family, passed away unexpectedly..." via MLive.com Horribly sad news out of southwest Michigan today. Our hearts go out to the Braganini family and the entire St. Julian team. :( Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2016 at Michigan By The Bottle
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By Jen Bowden, Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room-Royal Oak Manager So you want to take the introductory sommelier exam? Don’t let the pass rate fool you — this test is hard. But everything worth doing is difficult in some way. Read on for some tips on getting ready and knowing what to expect. Jen Bowden, MBTB Tasting Room-Royal Oak tasting room manager The introductory level exam is preceded by a two-day review session. This is NOT to be confused with a two-day class; first and foremost, because there is absolutely no way you could possibly learn everything you need... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 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 Jun 30, 2016 at Michigan By The Bottle
Michigan’s northern and western regions are known for leading the state’s wine industry, but people over in the southeast could soon join in on the recognition. via MichiganRadio.org Michigan Radio talks with winemaker Blake Kownacki about whether Detroit-made wine could actually become a thing. Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2016 at Michigan By The Bottle
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For Marty Lagina, passion for wine is a matter of both nature and nurture. The owner of newly opened Mari Vineyards on Old Mission Peninsula believes his 100 percent Mediterranean heritage put that passion into his blood, and his experiences as a youth helped it thrive. via HourDetroit.com In her latest HourDetroit.com Michigan wine blog, Cort explores Mari Vineyards, the latest addition to Old Mission Peninsula. Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2016 at Michigan By The Bottle
TRAVERSE CITY — A new television docu-series focusing on northern Michigan wineries will crush questions "from grape to glass." via Record-Eagle.com "Wine Warriors" is hitting the airwaves later this summer! Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 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 Jun 23, 2016 at Michigan By The Bottle
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MichiganByTheBottle.com, our website promoting the entire Michigan wine industry, is turning 7, and we want to celebrate with you! Through Aug. 1, we're challenging you to a Michigan wine-irific scavenger hunt of epic proportions. Rack up the entries by posting your photos, and on Aug. 2, we'll draw for the winner of a $50 Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room gift card and MBTB T-shirt! Click through/scroll down for complete contest rules. How to Enter Entering is simple! Here's the deal: From 12:01 a.m. EST on Friday, June 24, 2016, through 11:59 p.m. Monday, Aug. 1, 2016, post your photos... Continue reading
Posted Jun 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 Jun 16, 2016 at Michigan By The Bottle
Heads up, West Michigan: The east side's Blue Water region is claiming Michigan craft beer and wine territory. via CrainsDetroit.com Crain's takes a look at wine and beer culture on Michigan's east coast. Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2016 at Michigan By The Bottle
A new line of Traverse City ciders and wines is expected to hit the shelves of stores and restaurants statewide by early next year. Peninsula Township recently approved Soul Squeeze Cellars LLC for a Small Wine Maker License to produce and sell its ciders and wines. Owners Luke and Faye Pickelman are waiting on state and federal approval to begin production, which they hope will happen by the end of the summer. via Record-Eagle.com New wines and ciders are on the way for Northern Michigan! Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2016 at Michigan By The Bottle
Mari Vineyards is ready to sample the delicate flavors of the region's booming summer tourist trade. Its eye-catching stone tower will help draw traffic. "Everyone going up and down the peninsula is going to stop here," said Operations Manager Cristin Hosmer. via Record-Eagle.com Mari Vineyards' grand opening is this weekend! Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 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 Jun 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 Jun 2, 2016 at Michigan By The Bottle
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Bright sunshine and temperatures in the upper 70s were a fitting backdrop for the Michigan Wines Showcase in Detroit on May 23, as many winemakers celebrated what is shaping up to be a promising growing season. via HourDetroit.com In her latest Michigan wine blog for HourDetroit.com, Cort highlights some of the standout wines from the Michigan Wines Showcase. What were your favorite wines at the event? Come tell us on Facebook! Continue reading
Posted May 31, 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 May 26, 2016 at Michigan By The Bottle
Michigan wines are winning more and more national awards, and there are more and more wineries to choose from, said Jenelle Jagmin, promotion specialist with the Michigan Grape & Wine Industry Council. Michigan wine producers won more than 500 awards at national competitions in 2015. via Freep.com What are your favorite ways to say "yes" to Michigan wine? Come tell us on Facebook! Continue reading
Posted May 22, 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 May 19, 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 May 12, 2016 at Michigan By The Bottle