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With 127 wineries scattered from the southwest corner of the state all the way into the Upper Peninsula, Michigan makes a staggering variety of wine. Don't worry if you don't know what to choose. Cortney Casey is here to help, and just in time. via Lansing State Journal Thanks to Kathleen from LSJ for featuring Cort in this article in anticipation of Michigan Wine Month! Continue reading
Posted 8 hours ago at Michigan By The Bottle
The Traverse City area's pair of grape-growing peninsulas offer a unique double-whammy wine experience, and the two groups that represent winemakers on either side of West Grand Traverse Bay plan to join forces to market the region as a unit. via Traverse City Record-Eagle WOMP and LPVA are joining forces! Continue reading
Posted 8 hours ago at Michigan By The Bottle
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If your name appears on this list, you're a winner in the 2017 SUPER HUGE Michigan Wine Month Giveaway! Click through to see the full list of winners and read the rules on claiming a prize. Winners for each day will be drawn randomly using the random number generator at Random.org and posted on MichiganByTheBottle.com the following day. Winners have 48 hours to email us at cort@michiganbythebottle.com to claim their prize before we will redraw. That means you need to be checking daily to see if you're the lucky winner for the day … we always feel bad re-drawing, but... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Michigan By The Bottle
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The rules are up for the 2017 edition of the Michigan By The Bottle SUPER HUGE Michigan Wine Month Giveaway! Click here or on the button at right to get the scoop. The fun kicks off at 10 a.m. Monday, May 1, and runs through the entire month of May — and, because we have so many generous sponsors, beyond! Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Michigan By The Bottle
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Coenraad Stassen has the best job in the world, and he knows it. Since 2007, the South African native has worked as winemaker at Brys Estate Vineyard and Winery on Old Mission Peninsula, near Traverse City. via HourDetroit.com In her latest Michigan wine blog for HourDetroit.com, Cort chats with Brys Estate's Coenraad Stassen about what made him cross an ocean for the chance to work on Old Mission Peninsula. Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
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Last year, we had the opportunity to take a trip of a lifetime when Chateau Aeronautique winemaker/owner Lorenzo Lizarralde — commercial pilot and worldwide jet setter — invited us to tag along on a trip to Champagne, France, to experience the birthplace of bubbly firsthand. We adore Champagne, and we've always been believers that experiencing wine throughout the world makes us even more knowledgeable about Michigan wine and where it fits in globally. Not to mention, we think Lorenzo is the bee's knees, and, duh, it's France! Who turns that down? (Not even aviophobic Cort.) We feel very fortunate to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 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 Apr 13, 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 Apr 6, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
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The randomly drawn winner of our SUPER HUGE Michigan Wine Month Giveaway Preview Contest is ... Amy Tuckerman Rilley! Congrats, Amy! Please email us within 48 hours of this posting to claim your prize: a pair of tickets to the Michigan Wines Showcase on Monday, May 1, at The Rattlesnake Club in downtown Detroit (click here for complete details), courtesy of the Michigan Grape & Wine Industry Council. If we don't hear from you in 48 hours, we'll be redrawing for the prize! Today's contest is a preview of what's to come in May! Stay tuned for complete rules and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
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It's almost Michigan Wine Month! (In fact, it feels like it should be Michigan Wine Month already, considering it was in April the last several years!) Here at MichiganByTheBottle.com, we're celebrating as we always do: with an entire month of giveaways, fueled by generous donations by Michigan wineries! Tune in daily May 1-31 for a chance to win daily. Today’s Date: Tuesday, April 4 (Special Preview Contest!) Today's Sponsor: Michigan Grape & Wine Industry Council Today's Prize: A pair of tickets to the Michigan Wines Showcase on Monday, May 1, at The Rattlesnake Club in downtown Detroit. Click here for... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 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 Mar 30, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
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It’s only 30 days, I said. It can’t be that bad, I said. And because misery loves company, I cajoled my husband, Shannon, into Whole 30-ing with me. I miscalculated just two teeny, tiny things ... via HourDetroit.com In her latest Michigan wine blog for HourDetroit.com, Cort tries to avoid drinking wine for 30 days; suffering ensues. Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
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We are sad to report that there was a fire in the store next door to our Shelby Township location on the morning of Wednesday, March 15. While our unit did not sustain much fire damage, we did suffer smoke damage. We're currently assessing the extent of that damage and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2017 at Behind the Bar @ MBTB Tasting Room
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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 Mar 9, 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 Mar 2, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
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Catchy sayings work. I know that I regularly think, “L'eggo my Eggo,” as I walk down the freezer aisle. I can sing the jingles for Oscar Mayer bologna and Almond Joy bars, even though I'm not a fan of either. It seems to be equally true in the world of wine. via HourDetroit.com In her latest Michigan wine blog for HourDetroit.com, Cort explores the world of red blends. Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
More than 80 winemakers and grape growers packed a meeting hall at Grand Traverse Resort & Spa on Thursday to learn how climate change is affecting wine grapes in northwest Lower Michigan and around the world. “Climate Change and Riesling” was a breakout session during the annual Michigan Grape & Wine Conference. via Traverse City Record-Eagle How is climate change affecting grape growing in Michigan? A recent session at the Michigan Grape & Wine Conference took a look. Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 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 Feb 23, 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 Feb 16, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
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Three months ago, bemoaning the lengthy delay before the return of "Game of Thrones" and searching for another show to binge watch, I reluctantly tried the much-lauded "The Walking Dead." I slogged through the first few episodes — cringing with every squishing sound, as knives and axes and other sharp objects were buried in the heads of the walkers — and then, suddenly, I was hopelessly, irrevocably hooked. Shannon and I greedily binged our way through six and a half seasons ... and now we have to wait, with everyone else. On Feb. 12, the second half of the season... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
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SPOILER ALERT! This article contains details from the first half of "The Walking Dead" Season 7 — if you're not caught up, read at your own risk! Three months ago, bemoaning the lengthy delay before the return of "Game of Thrones" and searching for another show to binge watch, I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2017 at Behind the Bar @ MBTB Tasting Room
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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 Feb 9, 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 Feb 2, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
Leelanau winemaker Nathaniel Rose won eight awards at last week’s San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. The event is billed as the largest competition of American wines in the world. The 2017 event received 7,000 entries from 28 states. Rose entered eight wines under his own Nathaniel Rose label. All eight garnered prizes. via Traverse City Record-Eagle Congrats to Nathaniel Rose! Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 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 Jan 26, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle