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In the latest edition of our podcast, we chat with Michael Moyer of Lake Michigan College/Lake Michigan Vintners about LMC's Wine & Viticulture Program and LMV's imminent move to a new tasting room, and discuss upcoming events, new additions to the MBTB Tasting Room menus 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... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2020 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 dozens of wine websites and sift through tons 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 now...... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2020 at Michigan By The Bottle
As we begin the New Year, let’s look back at 2019, and with a flute of Michigan-produced bubbly in hand, toast some of the good things that happened in the state’s thriving wine industry. via DetroitNews.com A look back and ahead for Michigan wine ... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2020 at Michigan By The Bottle
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Thanks to all who submitted some truly beautiful and drool-worthy pics of their wines over the past few weeks! We're excited by how many of you were enjoying Michigan wines for the holidays! We drew randomly from all of the participants, and the winner was ... TERRIE DONNELLY! Her pic was of Marland Cabernet Franc/Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon, Verterra Malbec andDomaine Berrien Cellars Cabernet Franc, and she said: "My three choices for the family yesterday. I wanted them to try a variety of wines that I love from Michigan. They loved them all!" Terrie has until Sunday, Jan. 5, to claim your... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2020 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 dozens of wine websites and sift through tons 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 now...... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2020 at Michigan By The Bottle
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Ho, ho, ho — it's time for a holiday contest! Through 11:59 p.m. 1/1/20, comment on the holiday contest post pinned to the top of our Facebook page (or post directly on our Facebook wall) with pics of the Michigan wines you’re serving during your holiday celebrations and tell us why you chose them, and you’ll be entered to win a $25 gift card redeemable at Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room-Shelby Township, Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room-Royal Oak and/or Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room-Auburn Hills! Winner will be drawn at random from all entries on 1/2/20 and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2019 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 dozens of wine websites and sift through tons 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 now...... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2019 at Michigan By The Bottle
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In the latest edition of our podcast, we chat with Lorri Schreiber of the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail about the trail's recent logo/branding overhaul, and discuss upcoming events, new additions to the MBTB Tasting Room menus, our/your favorite wine books 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... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2019 at Michigan By The Bottle
It’s like a Michigan wine lover’s dream: You walk into a tasting room not knowing what you are looking for, then discover that you have several different options from a variety of wineries across the state to choose from. via TheOaklandPress.com Shameless plug: A cool article about us and how we went from a blog to three brick-and-mortar tasting rooms over the years! Thanks to Jane Peterson from the Oakland Press for the shoutout! Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2019 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 dozens of wine websites and sift through tons 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 now...... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2019 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 dozens of wine websites and sift through tons 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 now...... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2019 at Michigan By The Bottle
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Submitted by Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail The Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail is pleased to announce the 2nd annual wine tasting discount program at participating member wineries beginning November 30, 2019. A great time to come and enjoy the latest releases and those favorites tasted during the summer months, at a discount. It is a more relaxed time of year and you can be inside the warm and welcoming wineries. You may purchase the Winecentive coupon cards at the following participating wineries: 12 Corners, Baroda Founders Wine Cellar, Cody Kresta, Cogdal Vineyards/Home of Little Man Winery, Contessa Wine Cellar,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2019 at Michigan By The Bottle
The Michigan wine industry has a rich history and in the past, would-be vintners often only had two paths to achieving their dream: Being fortunate enough to have family members or a mentor who taught them the art of winemaking as it was passed down through the generations or learning on their own through trial and error and experimentation. via TheOaklandPress.com The next generation of Michigan wine! Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2019 at Michigan By The Bottle
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Submitted by Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail The Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail unveiled its new brand this week. The new brand is designed to better reflect the trail's personality and experience for its visitors while strengthening its position in the national wine industry. After careful analysis of the trail’s former logo created in 2007, the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail leadership determined the need to update and refresh the brand to better align with the trails’s current positioning and image. The rebranding initiative was led by the trail’s Executive Director, Lorri Schreiber, and Assistant Director, Abby Porter, along with a Marketing Team... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2019 at Michigan By The Bottle
After a long, cool and wet growing season, the harvest of wine grapes across Michigan's hundreds of acres of vineyards is finally over. While winemakers have high hopes of producing stellar wines from lighter-than-usual crops, there's no question the 2019 growing season was far from ideal, and, in some areas, downright awful. via DetroitNews.com Dear Weather: Stop sucking. Signed, Michigan wine fans. Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2019 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 dozens of wine websites and sift through tons 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 now...... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2019 at Michigan By The Bottle
With 28 wineries among its 75,000 acres, it’s clear that the Leelanau Peninsula American Viticultural Area (AVA) is one of the top wine regions in the country. The reason behind this area’s wildly successful winemaking story may be wrapped up in a matter of two little words: Lake effect. via TheOaklandPress.com When's the last time you visited the Leelanau Peninsula? Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2019 at Michigan By The Bottle
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In the latest edition of our podcast, we talk about the economics behind wine via the book "Cork Dork" by Bianca Bosker, a conversation with Winemaker Josh Morgan from Petoskey Farms, and reader input; and discuss upcoming events, new additions to the MBTB Tasting Room menus 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... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2019 at Michigan By The Bottle
It’s not often the career you’ve built pairs perfectly with one of your favorite hobbies. But that’s the sweet spot Hiro Miura created for himself when he began freediving in Grand Traverse Bay, carrying bottles of his favorite Rieslings to stash in an underwater wine cellar. via MLive.com A super cool article on Hiro, longtime tasting room manager at Chateau Grand Traverse! Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2019 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 dozens of wine websites and sift through tons 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 now...... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2019 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 dozens of wine websites and sift through tons 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 now...... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2019 at Michigan By The Bottle
The process of making wine is thousands of years old, so there isn’t anything “new” any more. But an old technique of creating a grape-based fermented drink is enjoying a bit of a comeback in northern Michigan, making “orange” wine the new white. via Record-Eagle.com Have you had orange wine yet? Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2019 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 dozens of wine websites and sift through tons 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 now...... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2019 at Michigan By The Bottle
Over the river and through the woods: What could be better than a stroll to a vineyard? From relaxed meanders to energetic jaunts, there are a bounty of hikes across the country that encourage you to have an adventure in nature while on the trail to your next wine tasting. via WineMag.com 45 North gets a shoutout in this Wine Enthusiast article! Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2019 at Michigan By The Bottle
In 1914, when Sylvester "Vet" Shooks first eyed the land that would become Shooks Farms, he envisioned fields full of corn, hay, cattle, and maybe cherry trees, too, after he discovered a cherry tree on the property bending over with a bounty of red fruit. via OaklandPress.com Have you ever done a bike tour of wine country? Come tell us about it on Facebook! Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2019 at Michigan By The Bottle