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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 5 days ago 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
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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 21, 2016 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