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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 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
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
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Submitted by Traverse Wine Coast The July issue of Wine Enthusiast includes an unprecedented number of ratings and reviews for over 100 wines produced in the Traverse City area. It’s the largest collection of ratings of Michigan wines ever published in a national magazine and marks a watershed moment for the Traverse Wine Coast. A remarkable sixty-five wines received ratings and scores between 87–91 points. Scores in this range are noteworthy because they place the wines from the Traverse Wine Coast on par with those produced in acclaimed wine-growing regions such as New Zealand, Washington, Oregon and Spain. These wineries... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2019 at Michigan By The Bottle
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Submitted by Planet of the Grapes A new comedy-infused wine festival is making its mark in Traverse City. Hosted by Grand Traverse Events and Uncorrect Comedy, the event pairs local wines and brews from the Traverse Wine Region with live musical entertainment, wine tasting education experiences and top-notch comedy. “Leelanau and Old Mission Peninsulas are blessed with the ability to make some of the best wine in the country,” shares Christopher O’Non, event organizer. “Planet of the Grapes is designed to reflect this quality, offering fun experiences unique to many other wine events.” The event is Saturday, June 22, 2019... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2019 at Michigan By The Bottle
There are few better ways to celebrate summer than with festival that honors the noble grape. Luckily, America is filled with a plethora of vintage-centric events where guests can toast the terroir to their heart’s content. Here are eight of this summer’s winningest wine festivals. via Forbes.com Lake Michigan Shore Wine Fest gets a shoutout in this Forbes article! Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2019 at Michigan By The Bottle
It’s an exciting time to be involved in the wine industry, and a unique cold-climate crop may be one of the key reasons. In April, a dozen wineries in the area previously known as the Bay View Wine Trail rebranded as the Petoskey Wine Region. via PetoskeyNews.com Cold-hardy grapes are getting their day in the sun! And the Petoskey Wine Region gets some rebranded love. Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2019 at Michigan By The Bottle
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In the latest edition of our weekly podcast, we chat with Domaine Berrien Cellars Owner/Winemaker Wally Maurer about the effects of the harsh 2018-2019 winter in Lake Michigan Shore 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... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 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 6, 2019 at Michigan By The Bottle
Four and a half miles south of Suttons Bay on M-22, with a majestic view of West Grand Traverse Bay, is one of the newest additions to Leelanau County’s farming community. Two K Farms Cidery and Winery offers estate grown and bottled European and Colonial-style ciders and wines. Brothers George and Maxwell Koskela manage the 80-acre farm with its iconic centennial barn, which houses their family business entity, K&K Farms Group, purchased in 2010 from a descendent of the Lee family—the original farmers and owners of the property. via GlenArborSun.com Two K is on our "to visit" list — how... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2019 at Michigan By The Bottle
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This giveaway has ended, and it's the last one for 2019! We hope to see you back next year for another great contest! Happy Michigan Wine Month! We're celebrating as we always do: with 31+ days of giveaways, fueled by generous donations by Michigan wineries! Today is our last day — sad face! Today’s Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019 Today's Sponsor: Michigan By The Bottle / Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room Today's Prize: A $50 e-gift card redeemable at all three MBTB Tasting Room locations (Royal Oak/Shelby Township/Auburn Hills) Today’s Question: What's something you've learned from reading MichiganByTheBottle.com and/or... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2019 at Michigan By The Bottle
Just in time for summer, Leelanau Cellars and Chateau Chantal are tapping in to a new market: wines in a can. via TCBusinessNews.com Summer sips in a can from some of your fave Michigan wineries! Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2019 at Michigan By The Bottle
“Sometimes I take baths because it’s hard to drink wine in the shower.” This maxim hangs on the wall near the cedar tub in my room at Among the Vineyards, a bed and breakfast where the shoutouts to grown-up grape juice are as plentiful as misplaced beverage containers on the set of “Game of Thrones.” (The B&B’s Wi-Fi password? “Drinkwine.”) via ChicagoTribune.com Some love for Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail from the Chicago Tribune! Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2019 at Michigan By The Bottle
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This giveaway has ended. Please stay tuned for the next one. Happy Michigan Wine Month! We're celebrating as we always do: with 31+ days of giveaways, fueled by generous donations by Michigan wineries! Tune in daily throughout May and into June for another chance to win daily. Today’s Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019 Today's Sponsor: Black Star Farms Today's Prize: Winner receives all of the below gifts from Black Star Farms! Estate Tour: A one hour walking tour that takes you through our Inn, vineyard, centennial barn, wine cave and more while learning the history of our iconic estate and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2019 at Michigan By The Bottle
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This giveaway has ended. Please stay tuned for the next one. Happy Michigan Wine Month! We're celebrating as we always do: with 31+ days of giveaways, fueled by generous donations by Michigan wineries! Tune in daily throughout May and into June for another chance to win daily. Today’s Date: Tuesday, June 4, 2019 Today's Sponsor: Fenn Valley Vineyards & Wine Cellar Today's Prize: Private Wine Tasting Tour for up to 22 people! (Yes, 22 people!) Must be pre-arranged at a mutually agreeable time. Description: We believe wine should be approachable. Fenn Valley tours have been designed to help take the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2019 at Michigan By The Bottle