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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 2 days ago 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 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
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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
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 AntrimReview.net Have you visited Cellars 1914 yet? Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 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 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 Oct 17, 2019 at Michigan By The Bottle
In 1973, Larry Mawby was just the second grower to plant vines in the Leelanau Peninsula, putting in a few as an experiment. Bernie Rink had planted the first 15 acres of commercial vineyards in the peninsula in 1970, and the jury was still out on whether enough grapes could survive the harsh winters off Lake Michigan and the short growing season to make wine making commercially viable. via CrainsDetroit.com Have you met Larry Mawby? Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2019 at Michigan By The Bottle
In 1964, it was assumed that grapes wouldn't grow in the Leelanau. It was too cold or too windy or not enough summer or the wrong soil. But Bernie Rink, the son of an Ohio grape grower and a librarian by trade who spent 30 years as chief librarian at Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City, didn't much care for perceived wisdom and certainly didn't like to be told what to do. via CrainsDetroit.com Did you get a chance to meet the legendary Bernie Rink? Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2019 at Michigan By The Bottle
Modales Wines opened a temporary tasting room outside Fennville in western Michigan this past summer inside of a remodeled cinder block building that sits on their 74-acre estate, void of vineyards. Already, thousands of tourists have stopped by to sample familiar red and white varietals, including pinot noir, cabernet franc, riesling and pinot gris. via CrainsDetroit.com Have you visited Modales yet? Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2019 at Michigan By The Bottle
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Submitted by Michigan Craft Beverage Council LANSING, Mich. – Today, the Michigan Craft Beverage Council (MCBC) announced the launch of its website, MichiganCraftBeverage.com. The site features many resources to support the growing industry, including a detailed research finder, an industry marketplace, and business development and support information. “The Council is very excited to see the new site go live and to share it with Michigan’s booming craft beverage industry,” said MCBC Chair Gary McDowell, who is also director of the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. “The energy and vision of the Council has been tremendous, and the new... Continue reading
Posted Oct 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 Oct 10, 2019 at Michigan By The Bottle
From their ancient origins in the Caucasus region, orange wines have arrived Up North to smash the autumn duopoly long held by maple trees and pumpkin patches. Visit these Northern Michigan wineries making orange wine on your fall color tour. via MyNorth.com Have you had an orange wine yet? Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2019 at Michigan By The Bottle
What’s the best wine to drink in the fall? How can you get the most bang for your buck at the local wine shop? What trends or challenges are currently shaping the world of wine? Northern Expresstapped three wine experts to find out what’s tasty, trending (and a steal!) locally and internationally, which varietal is making a major comeback, and why canned wine is cooler than your average wine connoisseurs might think. via NorthernExpress.com Blaufrankisch and Gruner and Marquette, oh my! MBTB's Cort gets tapped along with two other sommeliers to dish on fall wines, drinking local, hot varietals and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 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 3, 2019 at Michigan By The Bottle
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Submitted by New Buffalo Harvest & Wine Fest In Southwest Michigan, nothing says “Autumn” quite like the harvesting of fully ripened crops and plump fruits. In preparation and celebration of this plentiful season the New Buffalo Business Association is hosting its 14th Annual New Buffalo Harvest & Wine Fest on Saturday, October 12 from noon to 9:00 p.m. EST. The festival will take place in Lion's Pavilion Park adjacent to the boat launch and beach parking lot in downtown New Buffalo. Representing all that the season has to offer, the Harvest & Wine Fest boasts an abundance of family-friendly activities... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2019 at Michigan By The Bottle
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Submitted by Harbor Hill Six Best of Class, 14 Double Golds, 15 Golds and 39 Silvers, all won at the Michigan Wine Competition over the course of the last three years: the medals keep rolling in for wines that have been guided from ground to glass by Harbor Hill, the premier Custom Crush operation in the Midwest. In addition to the competition awards, this custom crush facility has produced wines that have garnered 16 James Suckling Ratings with scores ranging from 86-91 points, and 16 Wine Enthusiast ratings with scores ranging from 86-91. This family-owned company, now helmed by siblings... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2019 at Michigan By The Bottle
We want to congratulate the organizers of the Grand Rapids International Wine, Beer and Food Festival. Forbes.com writer, Sandra MacGregor, just published an article highlighting a dozen “Fall Wine Festivals In North American You Don’t Want to Miss” including the Grand Rapids International Wine, Beer & Food Festival. The Grand Rapids festival now in its 12th year is one of only two U.S. events listed not on the West Coast. via MyNorth.com Woot! This is a great festival — have you been? Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2019 at Michigan By The Bottle
The tasting room at Mackinaw Trail Winery & Brewery has taken the air of a casual party as Dustin Stabile brings a bottle from a private stash, then pours small splashes of the dark, rich nectar. The 30-something winemaker and operations director is one of the first ever to have made ice wine from this red wine grape called Marquette—named after a renowned French explorer, and being fashioned into increasingly beloved wines of all styles through such experimentation. He left just six rows to freeze on the vines here at Mackinaw Trail Winery & Brewery and made little more than... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2019 at Michigan By The Bottle
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In the latest edition of our weekly podcast, we chat with Ashley Nitz about Chill Hill Winery, her family's new winery in Southwest Michigan, and discuss upcoming events, what we've been drinking, 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 drop us a line and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 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 Sep 5, 2019 at Michigan By The Bottle