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Attending one of Sandhill Crane Vineyards' Second Sunday Jazz Brunches has long been on our to-do list, but we live just far enough away — about 90 minutes — to make it one of those things that we kept putting off. Finally, I had obnoxiously commented on SCV's Facebook posts so many times, over so many months ("Wish I could be there!" "Sounds so fun!" etc.) that Colleen Peterson, the winery's public events coordinator, invited us personally to attend. It was the kick in the rear we needed to finally take the day off and actually put it on our... Continue reading
Posted yesterday 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 yesterday at Michigan By The Bottle
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On our latest episode, we discuss our recent visit to the Bay View Wine Trail, our favorite wine books, how wine is made, what we're 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... Continue reading
Posted 7 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 Aug 10, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
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On our latest episode, we discuss our new Readers' Choice Awards, the impending closure of Boskydel Vineyard, great wine movies, selecting stemware, what we're 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 Aug 4, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
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We've launched our inaugural MichiganByTheBottle.com Readers' Choice Awards! The nomination period runs through Aug. 14, with the voting phase Aug. 16-31. Be sure to get your favorite Michigan wineries in on the fun! Click here for complete rules/details and the links to nominate and vote. Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 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 Aug 3, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
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Hey, hey, hey, MBTB Radio is back! On our latest episode, we discuss the 2017 Gold Medal Reception, serving temperatures, upcoming events, what we've been drinking lately 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 Jul 28, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
Summer is always a busy time in Michigan, with an abundance of state and national parks, campgrounds, thousands of miles of trails and waterways. Michigan is also blessed with a climate that helps produce stunning wines, with 130 wineries gracing our fair state. Well, wine lovers and outdoor enthusiasts rejoice! There is now a way to create your own wine adventure with the help of Michigan Wines and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources via MLive.com Check out this awesome new trip planning tool! Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
As winemakers across the state toast their gold, silver and bronze winners in the Michigan Wine Competition, the annual contest is quietly observing a milestone this year. via Detroit News The Detroit News takes a look at the current and past Michigan Wine Competitions as the competition marks its 40th anniversary. Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
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Hey, hey, hey, MBTB Radio is back! On our reboot episode, we discuss the 2017 Michigan Wine Competition, the 2016 vintage, what we've been drinking lately 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... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 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 Jul 20, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
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Founder and patriarch Bernie Rink’s propensity to chase large tour buses from the parking lot is among his son Jim’s favorite memories from Boskydel Vineyard’s 40-plus years on the Leelanau Peninsula. via Hour Detroit In her latest Hour Detroit Michigan Wine Blog, Cort reports on the impending closure of Boskydel on Leelanau Peninsula. What are your favorite memories of visiting Boskydel? Come share them on our Facebook page! Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 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 Jul 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 Jul 6, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
Boskydel Vineyard, begun in 1965 when former library director Bernie Rink read “American Wines and Winemaking,” comes to a close by the end of the year, the owners said. via Detroit News It's the end of an era for Boskydel Vineyard on Leelanau Peninsula. What are your favorite memories of visiting? Come tell us! Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
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Brys Estate 2012 Naked Chardonnay: Beautiful golden color due to age. Ripe peach, nectarine, fresh cantaloupe with a hint of toasted almond. Beautiful medium-bodied wine when your looking for something with complexity. Brys Estate is located on Old Mission Peninsula, and it's one of our favorite places to grab a glass of wine and a cheese and charcuterie board while hanging out on their Upper Deck. Don't forget to stop by their new(ish) Secret Garden, a seasonal store with gifts, flowers, herbs and — best of all — custom-flavored Moomers ice cream. — Shannon Have you been to Brys Estate,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
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Summer is here, but winter is coming! Season 7 of Game of Thrones premieres on HBO on Sunday, July 16, and we're celebrating with our Game of Thrones Pre-Premiere Party the same day, 12-6 p.m., at Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room-Shelby Township. Now we're seeking your help to come... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2017 at Behind the Bar @ MBTB Tasting Room
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It’s Memorial Day, and while many people are kicking back at family barbecues, Tim Dennis and his family are busily pouring wine for guests at Walloon Lake Winery, in the tasting room he built with his own hands. via Hour Detroit Family, camaraderie and distinctive personalities at each winery: Check out our recent adventures on the Bay View Wine Trail via Cort's latest Hour Detroit Michigan wine blog. Thanks to Dustin Stabile of Mackinaw Trail Winery for being our tour guide! Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
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Submitted by Michigan Grape & Wine Industry Council Lansing, MI - A unique partnership between the Michigan Grape and Wine Industry Council and Michigan Department of Natural Resources encourages visitors to plan a Michigan Wine, Camp & Trail Adventure by pairing Michigan agriculture and outdoor recreation. Michigan is home to 130 wineries, 103 state parks, 12,500 miles of designated state trails, 138 state forest campgrounds and unlimited places of natural beauty. The innovative partnership includes the development of a new interactive map showcasing Michigan wineries alongside outdoor recreation opportunities. The map allows visitors to select the filters they are interested... Continue reading
Posted Jun 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 Jun 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 Jun 22, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
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Hi, MBTB fans! Cort here, checking in with some news about our Tasting & Tunes Live Music events at our Auburn Hills location. Since opening MBTB Auburn Hills in July 2016, we've been running our live music 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Thursdays. At our other two locations, Royal Oak and Shelby... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2017 at Behind the Bar @ MBTB Tasting Room
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2015 Marland Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon: Notes of black cherry and blackberry, with subtle cinnamon and clove spice. Fruit-forward red makes this appealing to a wide variety of palettes. Medium rounded tannins make this a "drink now" wine. Marland is a separate "everyday" brand made by James Lester of Wyncroft, in Southwest Michigan, in the Lake Michigan Shore and Fennville AVAs. Visits there are by appointment only. — Shannon Have you been to Wyncroft/Marland, or had their wine before? Come tell us about your favorites on Facebook! Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle
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Blustone Vineyards 2016 Pinot Noir Rosé: Dry but fruity, bursting with watermelon and strawberry notes on both nose and palate. Refreshing; perfect drink-by-the-campfire summertime wine. When you visit Blustone Vineyards on Leelanau Peninsula, be sure to also try their Rieslings and Gewürztraminer. — Cort Have you been to Blustone? Come tell us about your favorites on Facebook! Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2017 at Michigan By The Bottle