The Leelanau Peninsula Vintners Association (LPVA) will award the first Bruce Simpson Winemaker Scholarships to 4 recipients next Tuesday.
What a great way to remember the late Bruce Simpson!
This edition of WIOG features wines we tried at the Michigan Wine Showcase in April (yup, still working our way through these notes — there were a ton of wines there!). Since we end up tasting a LOT of Michigan wine (you may have noticed), WIOG is our attempt to give you an idea of some selections that you may be interested in checking out based on what we've been experiencing. Cheers!
As the farmed cherry harvest in Michigan is finishing up, viticulturists are preparing to collect grapes in a couple of weeks. Michigan’s wine industry is in a state of steady growth.
More reports from the Michigan Wine Competition this week, complete with an unflattering pic of Cort sampling, ha!
Last month I reviewed recent winery additions on Leelanau Peninsula. A few miles away, across the West Bay, lies the equally picturesque Old Mission Peninsula, a narrow, rolling finger of land: 19 miles long and up to four miles wide. Jutting out into the moderating waters of Grand Traverse Bay, the marine influence, glacial soils and rolling hills make this one of the grape-friendliest places in the state.
Michael Brenton hits up Old Mission Peninsula for Lansing City Pulse. What's your favorite OMP winery?
Two decades ago, Tasters Guild International President Joe Borrello wrote that Michigan wineries should stick to what they were good at — namely, whites.
Judging for the 2014 Michigan Wine Competition at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center in East Lansing Aug. 5, Borrello acknowledged a shift in sentiment since.
Cort got a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the Michigan Wine Competition as a guest judge Aug. 5. Check out the details on her latest entry as HourDetroit.com's Michigan wine blogger. (Plus: Taste all of the Best in Class, Double Gold and Gold wines at the Gold Medal Reception on Thursday, Aug. 14. Click here for details.)
I arrived Friday in Traverse City and drove straight to an insane asylum. Not to check myself in, but to check out the wines of Left Foot Charley and to chat with their creator, Bryan Ulbrich.
Another day, another love letter to Left Foot Charley!
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 60+ wine websites (and counting) and sift through dozens 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!
Click here to view the complete list of winners — congrats to all of the medalists! And stay tuned for a blog post on what it was like to be a guest judge at this year's competition!
Plus, if you want a chance to try all of the Best of Class, Double Gold and Gold wines, plus some of the Silver, you'll want to attend the Michigan Wine Competition Gold Medal Reception on Thursday, Aug. 14, at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center in East Lansing. It's a delicious, fun night! Click here for more info and to get tickets. We've gone the last several years and loved it! We're unfortunately unable to attend this year, so we're counting on YOU to report back on your favorites!
"The wine gods are angry because we haven't been doing podcasts." An angry thunderstorm guest stars as we taste through a Pinot Grigio from White Pine Winery in St. Joseph in our latest podcast. Are you a White Pine Winery and/or Pinot Grigio fan? Come talk about it.
P.S. If you're curious about the "stuff" we mentioned occupying our brains for the last month, here's part of it.
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