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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 5 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 6 days ago 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
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In the latest edition of our weekly podcast, we chat with Lorenzo Lizarralde of Chateau Aeronautique about his upcoming New Year's Eve Bash, 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 Dec 21, 2018 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 20, 2018 at Michigan By The Bottle
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Bernie Rink was called a lot of things. Pioneer. Trailblazer. Curmudgeon. Bernie passed away at age 92 on Nov. 29, 2018, surrounded by family and friends. via HourDetroit.com In her December Michigan wine blog for HourDetroit.com, Cort collects memories from winemakers and consumers about Boskydel owner Bernie Rink, who passed away Nov. 29. Photo by Sharon Kegerreis Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2018 at Michigan By The Bottle
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In the latest edition of our weekly podcast, we chat with McKenzie Gallagher of Rove Estate Vineyard & Winery about their Snowshoe Sunday events, 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... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2018 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 13, 2018 at Michigan By The Bottle
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In the latest edition of our weekly podcast, we chat with Patrick Brys of Brys Estate about their Old Mission Snowshoe Wine & Brew with Bowers Harbor Vineyards, Jolly Pumpkin and TC Brew Bus, 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... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2018 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 6, 2018 at Michigan By The Bottle
Northern Michigan is remembering one of the founders of a popular and well known winery on the Old Mission Peninsula. Nadine Begin passed away over the weekend. She and her husband Bob founded Chateau Chantal on the Old Mission Penninsula and watched it grow to what it is today. via 9and10news.com The Michigan wine community has lost another familiar face: Nadine Begin, co-founder of Chateau Chantal. Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2018 at Michigan By The Bottle
Bernard "Bernie" Rink was known as a wine pioneer on the Leelanau Peninsula, where he attributed the success of his grape-growing to a climate moderated by Lake Michigan and Grand Traverse Bay. via Record-Eagle.com A tribute to Boskydel owner/winemaker and Leelanau grape-growing pioneer Bernie Rink, who passed away Nov. 29. Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2018 at Michigan By The Bottle
The godfather of wine on the Leelanau Peninsula has died. Bernie Rink, who opened Boskydel Vineyard in Lake Leelanau in the spring of 1965, died on Nov. 29 while surrounded by family and friends. He was 92. via MLive.com A tribute to Boskydel owner/winemaker and Leelanau grape-growing pioneer Bernie Rink, who passed away Nov. 29. Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2018 at Michigan By The Bottle
Bernie Rink of Boskydel Vineyard died at 92 last night.His youngest son Andy Rink says his dad started making wine in his basement in the 50s before starting his commercial operation around a decade later. via interlochenpublicradio.org A tribute to Boskydel owner/winemaker and Leelanau grape-growing pioneer Bernie Rink, who passed away Nov. 29. Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2018 at Michigan By The Bottle
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If asked last year whether Black Star Farms’ flash détente thermovinification system was earning its keep, Lee Lutes would have said it was too soon to tell. Flash détente briefly heats up juice and pulp before sending it to a vacuum chamber, where the grapes’ cell structures rupture, explains Lutes, Black Star Farms’ head winemaker and managing member. via HourDetroit.com In her November Hour Detroit Michigan wine blog, Cort talks to two winemakers about why they're looking to themovinification technology to help improve wine quality. Photo courtesy of Black Star Farms Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2018 at Michigan By The Bottle
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In the latest edition of our weekly podcast, we chat with Jay Briggs of 45 North Vineyard & Winery about their recreational trail 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 Nov 30, 2018 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 29, 2018 at Michigan By The Bottle
A little region best known for cherries, sprawling sand dunes, massive blue lakes, and bucolic scenery may just be America’s next great wine touring region. via travelandleisure.com A major shoutout for Michigan wine country from Travel + Leisure! Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2018 at Michigan By The Bottle
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Big thanks to all who entered our Thanksgiving contest this year by showing us pics of your Michigan wines for the holiday! The randomly drawn winner was ... TRACY BIANCO! Tracy, you'll be receiving a $25 MBTB Tasting Room e-gift card if you claim your prize before 10 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, by emailing us. We will redraw for the prize if not claimed by 10 p.m. Wednesday. Hope you all had a fantastic holiday! Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2018 at Michigan By The Bottle
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Happy Thanksgiving! We're thankful for YOU, MBTB fans, so it's time for a flash contest! It's easy to enter: From 6 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018, through 11:59 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, post a photo of the Michigan wine you're drinking with your Thanksgiving feast on our Facebook wall. (Be sure to post it on the main Michigan By The Bottle Facebook page and not one of our MBTB Tasting Room pages in order to qualify!) We'll be drawing randomly from all entrants for a $25 MBTB Tasting Room gift card. Look to MichiganByTheBottle.com and our Facebook page to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2018 at Michigan By The Bottle
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In the latest edition of our weekly podcast, we chat with David Butkovich of Cody Kresta Vineyard and Winery about Thanksgiving pairings, answer an Ask MBTB question, 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 Nov 16, 2018 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 15, 2018 at Michigan By The Bottle
My first Thanksgiving dinner with wine came sometime after college when I showed up at my parents home with a bottle of red to accompany our traditional meal of roasted turkey, bread stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green bean casserole and cranberries. via DetroitNews.com The headline says it all — damn straight they do! Check out this great article from Greg Tasker at the News, with a cameo by MBTB's Cort. Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2018 at Michigan By The Bottle
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In the latest edition of our weekly podcast, we chat with Lee Lutes of Black Star Farms about the "Best Riesling in the World" and their flash detente 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... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2018 at Michigan By The Bottle