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In the latest edition of our weekly podcast, we chat with Michael, Emily and Matthew Goodell of Amoritas Vineyards about their Best in Class Semi-Dry White win at the 2019 Michigan Wine Competition and discuss upcoming events, what we've been drinking and more. You can listen in by clicking here. PLEASE NOTE: We are aware that there are some sound quality issues with this week's podcast. We're working to pinpoint the problem and get this fixed for next week's episode. The good news is that our interview with the Goodells is not affected! However, you may notice some rougher transitions... Continue reading
Posted 2 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 3 days ago at Michigan By The Bottle
“The wine industry is a sea of men,” confirmed Kasey Wierzba, head winemaker at Shady Lane Cellars in Suttons Bay, as we sat down to discuss her experiences in the wine industry and the path she took to arrive where she is—in charge of production at one of the region’s most beloved wineries, winning accolades alongside her colleagues. In fact, this is not the first time we have met though it is only the second occasion. Kasey surprised me by remembering a moment seven years prior when I had purchased bikes from her and her husband’s new shop in Suttons... 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 with Jess Youngblood about Youngblood Vineyard's Best in Class Dry Red win at the 2019 Michigan Wine Competition and discuss upcoming events, what we've been drinking 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 Aug 9, 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 Aug 8, 2019 at Michigan By The Bottle
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In the latest edition of our weekly podcast, we chat about Cort's experience judging at the 2019 Michigan Wine Competition, including the Best of Class winners, her standout wines of the day, 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... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 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 Aug 1, 2019 at Michigan By The Bottle
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In the latest edition of our weekly podcast, we chat with Alaina Korreck, director of the Old Mission Peninsula Wine Trail, about the trail's new name (WOMP no more!), logo and website, and discuss upcoming events, what we've been drinking 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 Jul 26, 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 Jul 25, 2019 at Michigan By The Bottle
If you're looking for a great way to cool off and chill out during this wicked summer heat, you can head to the newest location added to the Michigan Wine Trail: Chill Hill. "We've had a lot of people do tastings, and they're like, 'There's not a wine we dislike,'" manager Dan Nitz said. The Nitz family knows a thing or two about good wine. "We've been growing these commercial grapes since 1970, before that was juice grapes," Nitz said. "We've been increasing the acreage every year, and we're at 400 acres now." via WNDU.com New addition to the Lake... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2019 at Michigan By The Bottle
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In the latest edition of our weekly podcast, we chat with Rick DeBlasio, general manager of Shady Lane Cellars and newly named president of the Leelanau Peninsula Vintners Association, about what's new on Leelanau, and discuss upcoming events, what we've been drinking 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... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 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 Jul 18, 2019 at Michigan By The Bottle
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In the latest edition of our weekly podcast, we chat with Bill and Lisa Hendricks, owners of Glacier's Edge vineyard in Hartland, about what it's like to grow grapes for Michigan wineries (like Chateau Aeronautique Winery, Wyncroft Marland Wine and Pentamere Winery), and discuss upcoming events, what we've been drinking 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 Jul 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 Jul 11, 2019 at Michigan By The Bottle
Michigan is not typically thought of as a wine region, yet viticulture here dates back to the 1800’s. Due to its extended coastline, most grapes grow within 25 miles of Lake Michigan, the cool climate region with wide diurnal shifts pose challenges, but the collaborative winemaking community is learning and improving each year. Home to five AVA’s, Michigan has about 3,050 acres of wine grapes planted, which has doubled over the past decade. via Forbes.com Well, we sure as hell beg to differ with that opening line, but anyways, it's fun to see some Michigan wines — including selections from... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2019 at Michigan By The Bottle
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In the latest edition of our weekly podcast, we chat with Meridith Lauzon of Left Foot Charley about the Northern Michigan winery's 15th birthday and discuss upcoming events, what we've been drinking 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... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 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 Jun 27, 2019 at Michigan By The Bottle
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Over the past few years, we've been honored and privileged to be invited on several wine adventures to Europe with Lorenzo Lizarralde, owner and winemaker of Chateau Aeronautique in Jackson, and his friends. The goal of these trips (besides enjoying ourselves immensely, which we always do) is to learn, learn, learn — as much as humanly possible — about Old World wine styles and winemaking. Yes, we are a Michigan wine blog, but we feel strongly that to truly grasp Michigan's place in the world of wine, you must also experience wine from around the globe and from the countries... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2019 at Michigan By The Bottle
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And now for the winners of our Will Run for Wine Contest! Our friends at Running Fit - Running Between the Vines — coming up Saturday, Aug. 17, at Sandhill Crane Vineyards in Jackson — have generously offered up FOUR prizes for lucky Michigan By The Bottle fans! (For complete details on this race, scroll to the bottom of this post!) Thanks to all who participated! The randomly drawn winners were ... FIRST PLACE: Katherine Ann Katherine will receive a FREE entry in the race of her choice (5K, 5-mile or half-marathon) at the 2019 Running Between the Vines event!... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2019 at Michigan By The Bottle
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In the latest edition of our weekly podcast, we chat with Traverse Wine Coast President Paul Hamelin about the region's recent accolades from Wine Enthusiast, and discuss upcoming events, what we've been drinking 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... Continue reading
Posted Jun 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 Jun 20, 2019 at Michigan By The Bottle
The Wolverine State is sailing toward world-class wine production. You might not guess that the second-most agriculturally diverse state is Michigan, trailing California. Snow piles high from November to March and winter temperatures can rival those of Antarctica, but the state’s history of apple, strawberry, cherry and Concord grape growing was a hint that Vitis vinifera would thrive, too. via WineMag.com Michigan is on the rise, and Wine Enthusiast is taking notice! Learn more about Wine Enthusiast's rating of dozens of Northern Michigan wineries in the 6/21 episode of MBTB Radio! Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2019 at Michigan By The Bottle
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Another contest, you say? Well, OK! Our friends at Running Fit - Running Between the Vines — coming up Saturday, Aug. 17, at Sandhill Crane Vineyards in Jackson — are generously offering up FOUR prizes for lucky Michigan By The Bottle fans! (For complete details on this race, scroll to the bottom of this post!) FIRST PLACE will receive a FREE entry in the race of his/her choice (5K, 5-mile or half-marathon) at the 2019 Running Between the Vines event. Three RUNNERS UP will receive $10 off any race entry at the 2019 Running Between the Vines event, as well... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2019 at Michigan By The Bottle
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In the latest edition of our weekly podcast, we talk about our impending new project, Blue Skies Brewery-Auburn Hills, and discuss upcoming events, what we've been drinking 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 Jun 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 Jun 13, 2019 at Michigan By The Bottle