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In the latest edition of our weekly podcast, we chat with Adam McBride of Hickory Creek Winery about what motivated him to own a winery and about the popular WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust) courses he's been hosting there, as well as discuss what we've been 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... Continue reading
Posted 3 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 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 4 days ago at Michigan By The Bottle
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In the latest edition of our weekly podcast, we chat about the history and future of the Michigan Wine Competition with Chief Judge Chris Cook, and discuss 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... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 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 Mar 7, 2019 at Michigan By The Bottle
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In the latest edition of our weekly podcast, we debate which varietal should be considered Michigan's red "identity grape" and discuss what we've been 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 Mar 1, 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 Feb 28, 2019 at Michigan By The Bottle
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California is synonymous with Cabernet Sauvignon. Oregon is known for its Pinot Noir. When talking Australian reds, Shiraz immediately comes to mind. Recently, we asked Michigan winemakers and winery owners to weigh in on what they believed could be considered Michigan's red "identity grape" as we prepared for a workshop on the topic at MBTB Tasting Room. While few would argue against Riesling as the state's white standout, the responses for reds were all over the map. Check out the answers from some of your favorite wineries, then come over to Facebook and tell us what you think! “We have... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2019 at Michigan By The Bottle
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In the latest edition of our weekly podcast, we chat with Emily Dockery of the Michigan Wine Collaborative about the new version of the Vintage Michigan program, and discuss what we've been 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... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2019 at Michigan By The Bottle
The Winery at Black Star Farms doubled up at the 2019 American Fine Wine Competition. Two of the five Best of Show winners from the competition were Black Star wines. The winery took top honors with its 2016 Semi-Dry Riesling from its vineyard in Leelanau County in the white wine competition. It also took the top spot in the sweet category with its 2016 Winter Harvest Riesling from Old Mission Peninsula grapes. via Record-Eagle.com Black Star Farms brought home some more bling! Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 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 Feb 21, 2019 at Michigan By The Bottle
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In the latest edition of our weekly podcast, we chat with yoga teacher (and Northern Michigan wine expert) Cristin Hosmer about the upcoming Yoga Retreat at Chateau Chantal, and discuss what we've been 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... Continue reading
Posted Feb 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 Feb 14, 2019 at Michigan By The Bottle
Northern Michigan residents have, as of late, faced a handful of winter storms with enough freezing rain, snow and ice to want to stay indoors — perhaps with a glass of wine. via PetoskeyNews.com Bay View Wine Trail members weigh in on the effect of this winter on their grape crops. Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2019 at Michigan By The Bottle
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Gerry Baker was one of our mentors as we studied for our certified sommelier exams through the Court of Master Sommeliers, and he's since ascended to the rank of advanced sommelier, making him one of only a handful of somms in the state to earn that honor. Recently, MBTB's Cort interviewed Gerry — currently the assistant general manager at MGM Detroit's Wolfgang Puck Steak in downtown Detroit — for the February print edition of Hour Detroit magazine about creating the ideal restaurant wine list. During the interview, they also discussed the challenge of pursuing the advanced sommelier pin. With only... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2019 at Michigan By The Bottle
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In the latest edition of our weekly podcast, we chat with Jim Rink, editor-in-chief of Michigan Uncorked, about his new digital magazine on Michigan wine, answer a bunch o' Ask MBTB questions, and discuss what we've been 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... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 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 Jan 24, 2019 at Michigan By The Bottle
Two of the Michigan wine industry’s most important annual events, a wine competition and a public reception celebrating the medal winners, will continue this year and beyond, thanks to a new partnership that includes Michigan State University’s School of Hospitality Business, the Michigan Wine Collaborative and others. via DetroitNews.com More coverage of the partnership that saved the Michigan Wine Competition and Gold Medal Reception. Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2019 at Michigan By The Bottle
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In the latest edition of our weekly podcast, we chat with Sean O'Keefe of Mari Vineyards about their unique varietals and growing system, and discuss what we've been 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... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2019 at Michigan By The Bottle
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Submitted by Michigan State University East Lansing, Michigan -- Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center at Michigan State University (MSU), The School of Hospitality Business at MSU, Michigan Wine Collaborative (MWC), and Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) announce a new partnership. Beginning this year, they will jointly plan and execute the annual Michigan Wine Competition. The 2019 Michigan Wine Competition will be the 42nd annual wine competition, of which the last 18 years were hosted at the Kellogg Center. Unlike the early years, when wines were judged in an area near the aromatic livestock barns during the Michigan... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 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 Jan 17, 2019 at Michigan By The Bottle
If you venture just beyond the eastern fringes of downtown Petoskey, Michigan — like I did with a friend — head to the tasting room at Maple Moon Sugarbush and Winery to sample wine made with cherries, a host of cold-weather grapes and — surprise! — maple syrup. via journal-topics.com Some love for the Bay View Wine Trail from the Chicago area! Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2019 at Michigan By The Bottle
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In the latest edition of our weekly podcast, we talk about the best of 2018 and what's ahead in 2019, and discuss what we've been 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 Jan 11, 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 Jan 10, 2019 at Michigan By The Bottle
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It wouldn't be a proper holiday without a contest from MichiganByTheBottle.com! Thanks to everyone who participated by sharing pics of their holiday bottles. We loved drinking vicariously with you! The winners of our Happy Christmas/Merry New Year's Contest are: • First Prize ($50 MBTB Tasting Room Gift Card): Kathleen Garman (claimed) • Second Prize ($25 MBTB Tasting Room Gift Card): Melissa Mayer (claimed) • Third Prize ($15 MBTB Tasting Room Gift Card): Amber Coalson (claimed) Winners, be sure to claim your prize before 10 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, by emailing us! We will redraw for the prize if not claimed... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2019 at Michigan By The Bottle
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It wouldn't be a proper holiday without a contest from MichiganByTheBottle.com! Get your camera ready, get your wine bottles ready, and let's do this thing! From 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 24, 2018, through 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2018, post a photo of the Michigan wines you're drinking for Christmas, New Year's, whatever winter holiday you celebrate and/or any of the days in between — and tell us about the wines (why you chose them, what you like about them, whatever — as a comment on the OFFICIAL post on our Facebook page. This post will be pinned to the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2018 at Michigan By The Bottle