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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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Come 2017, Michigan wine lovers may notice a new phrase on bottles at their favorite wineries and retailers: Tip of the Mitt. After years of apply, wait, and repeat, winemakers and grape growers in a six-county segment of northern Michigan are celebrating the establishment of the new Tip of the Mitt American Viticultural Area, approved by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau in late July. via hourdetroit.com Learn all about Michigan's newest AVA (and what the heck an AVA is) in Cort's latest Michigan wine blog for HourDetroit.com! Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Michigan By The Bottle
Cradling a perfect bunch of deep-purple Marquette grapes in his hand, picker Ken Frambes expertly snipped it from the vine, rolled it over to make sure every grape in the cluster was free of insects and fungus and placed it into a yellow plastic tub. This is the first harvest at Sandhill Crane Vineyards near Jackson, the beginning of the statewide grape harvest, and Michigan’s 124 winemakers are in a critical place. via lansingstatejournal.com Hooray! Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Michigan By The Bottle
The submission from Bel Lago Vineyard and Winery was a group effort that may require some geographical explanation, said winemaker Blake Loughheed. "Leelanau Uncorked" is a large wall mural made of 30,000 corks; used red wine corks form the water, new natural corks are the land and synthetic corks form the roadways like M-72, M-22 and M-204. via record-eagle.com Go Bel Lago! Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Michigan By The Bottle
These five talents are crafting rule-breaking wines in some very unlikely places. via foodandwine.com Congratulations to Sean O'Keefe of Mari Vineyards, listed among Food & Wine magazine's Five Rule-Breaking Winemakers to Know! Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Michigan By The Bottle
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Submitted by Round Barn Winery With an eye toward refinement and continuous improvement of its award winning wines, Round Barn Winery is delighted to announce that it has hired Brian Carlson as their new Winemaker. Carlson comes to Round Barn from Walla Walla, Washington with a Fermentation Science Degree from the U.C. Davis and has worked for the past 25 years with wineries in California, Oregon and Washington. During his college days he had the opportunity to experience working a harvest at Rosemount Estate in Australia. Partner Matt Moersch stated "Brian's knowledge of wine and the practices he employs in... 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 Sep 22, 2016 at Michigan By The Bottle
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Hey, MBTB fans! We'll be incommunicado without internet access Sept. 9-18, but we'll be back before you know it with new articles, contests, audio/video podcasts and more. In the meantime ... Our weekly event listing, This Weekend in Michigan Wine, will be on hiatus until we get back, but you can glance back at the previous editions to see what's coming up. MBTB's Michigan wine community remains alive and well on Facebook even in our brief absence, so don't hesitate to head over there to get your Michigan wine chat on! We'll still have autoposts going on our Facebook page... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 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 Sep 1, 2016 at Michigan By The Bottle
Fall is a magical season in Michigan. Our autumnal activities are so beloved that they often become tradition as we return to the same sights and sounds that fill us with joy each year.Are you ready to embark on your next fall tradition? Michigan wineries across the state provide a number of ways to celebrate harvest. via Michigan.org Hip hip hooray! After two devastating years for grape growers, this year is looking great! (Knock on wood.) Check out how Jenelle from the Michigan Grape & Wine Industry Council recommends celebrating this fall's bountiful harvest. Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2016 at Michigan By The Bottle
The grapes are ripening in vineyards across the Old Mission and Leelanau peninsulas. “Things are going through veraison right now,” said Chateau Fontaine Tasting Room Supervisor Tom Irwin. “I was just up there (in the vineyards) this morning. Our pinot noir is looking great right now. They’re all looking great.” via Record-Eagle.com It's the most beautiful time of the year in Michigan's vineyards! Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2016 at Michigan By The Bottle
The U.S. government recently designated a wide swath of Northern Michigan as a distinct wine grape-growing area, a move that some local grape and wine producers expect will give them a marketing boost. via PetoskeyNews.com More details about Michigan's new Tip of the Mitt AVA! Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 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 Aug 25, 2016 at Michigan By The Bottle
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How would you like to influence the future of the Michigan wine industry? And by "you," I mean the impassioned Michigan wine lover, kicking back at home with a glass of wine while reading this. A newly formed nonprofit organization called the Michigan Wine Collaborative is seeking members who are interested in their mission to support, steer and unite the state's wine industry, which has been steadily increasing in size, scope, and acclaim. via HourDetroit.com If you love Michigan wine, this is your chance to really get involved! Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 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 Aug 18, 2016 at Michigan By The Bottle
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Submitted by Free Run Cellars BERRIEN SPRINGS, MI (August, 2016) Free Run Cellars has created a tasting experience unlike anything else around. After 10 years, this family-owned winery has completely renovated and rebranded itself so visitors can now enjoy an innovative paired tasting adventure. Relaunching on Friday, August 12, guests will delight in delicious food pairings from Culinary Director Ryan Thornburg alongside small batch wines and spirits, consistently rated among the best in the area. Not overcrowded or hurried and under the guidance of a personal tasting consultant, food lovers can release their worries and relish in this on-trend epicurean... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 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 Aug 11, 2016 at Michigan By The Bottle
Well, you can tell we've been out of the video podcast game for awhile. Our camera dies mid-podcast, causing Cort to get all flustered; the lighting is horrible; the titles were misbehaving; and there are a whole lot of false starts and giggles. But hey, we'll get the hang of it eventually. (If this doesn't make you want to watch this podcast, what will?) Anyways, in our triumphant (?) return to video podcasting, we each pick two standouts from the Michigan Wine Competition's Gold Medal Reception. If you were there, what were your favorites? Come talk about it. Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2016 at Michigan By The Bottle
The Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail's Small Plates event welcomes wine lovers and wine newbies alike to the third annual tasting event on Thursday, August 18.The event has more than doubled in size this year due to last year's increased interest from guests. via MLive.com We're hungry (and thirsty) already. Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 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 Aug 4, 2016 at Michigan By The Bottle
As the Michigan Wine Trail continues to grow with new destinations added along the way every year, a key group of industry authorities is working to assure that the interests of their industry are supported "from vineyard to bottle and onto the consumers' table." Thanks to their hard work three of the top officers of the newly created Michigan Wine Collaborative are from the Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail right here in Michigan's Great Southwest. via MoodyOnTheMarket.com Read more about how the newly formed Michigan Wine Collaborative is helping promote the Michigan wine industry! Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2016 at Michigan By The Bottle
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The Seventh Summer Scavenger Hunt is over, and the random number generator has smiled upon ... ASHLEY HUNT! Ashley is the winner of a $50 gift card to Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room-Shelby Township / Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room-Royal Oak / Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room-Auburn Hills and an MBTB T-shirt. As a side note, Ashley completed all 25 items on the hunt list and posted all of them on both Facebook and Instagram! Congrats! Thanks to all who participated and helped us celebrate our seventh birthday as a website supporting the entire Michigan wine industry!... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2016 at Michigan By The Bottle
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For anyone who thinks judging a wine competition sounds fun — you're right. On July 26, I had the honor and pleasure of serving as a judge for the second year at the Michigan Wine Competition in East Lansing, where I tasted through more than 100 Michigan wines over the course of eight hours. Not a bad way to spend a Tuesday. via HourDetroit.com Read about Cort's experience judging for the second year at the Michigan Wine Competition in her latest Michigan wine blog for HourDetroit.com. Plus: Check out the list of Best in Class winners and learn more about... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2016 at Michigan By The Bottle
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Submitted by Michigan Grape & Wine Industry Council EAST LANSING, MI – Twenty-five wine experts from around the country gathered July 26 in East Lansing for the 39th annual Michigan Wine Competition. Fifty one of the state's 123 wineries entered 352 wines for this year's competition, which is open only to wine produced from Michigan grapes and other fruit. The number of entries was lower than recent years, primarily because of reduced production due to the last two harsh winters and multiple freezes at inopportune times. Despite the reduced entries, the quality of wine seems to improve each year. “Once... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2016 at Michigan By The Bottle
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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 Jul 25, 2016 at Michigan By The Bottle