#TBT Ice Wine Season

Ice Wine Season, photo by Andrew McFarlane This morning as I was working on a Facebook post announcing the release of Black Star Farms’ 2013 A Capella Ice Wine, I stumbled upon a cool synchronicity that brought together several of my personal and professional pursuits into such a neat package that I had to share it! It turns … Continue reading #TBT Ice Wine Season

Michigan Wine Photo Contest

vineyard path, photo by aimeeern The Michigan Grape & Wine Industry Council says that Michigan has 2,650 acres devoted to wine grapes, making Michigan the fifth state in wine grape production in the nation. Our vineyard area has doubled in the past decade, and Michigan’s 101 commercial wineries produce over 1.3 million gallons of wine annually, … Continue reading Michigan Wine Photo Contest

Michigan wine is growing on the vine!

Good wine, photo by {Anita} April is Michigan Wine Month and as we bid farewell to a chilly April with signs of a much more springlike May on the way, I’d like to shout out the  Michigan Grape & Wine Industry Council. Michigan reached the 100 winery mark in 2013, and the Wine Council is the … Continue reading Michigan wine is growing on the vine!

2012 Michigan wine vintage looking great

41.52 – Evoke: Ooooooh’s, photo by Kc Jacoby Photography LLC I ran into Ken last weekend in Traverse City, and – like many visitors to the region – he spent some time touring Traverse City’s wine country. The vineyards look great at this time of year and (even better) the grapes in these vineyards and … Continue reading 2012 Michigan wine vintage looking great

Join these grapes at the Traverse City Wine & Art Festival this Saturday

Good Harbor III, photo by farlane We interrupt this blog for a little commercial for a project that I and my co-workers have been hard at work on for the last several months. Like these grapes, it’s a long road from planting the vines to harvesting the fruit to crushing the grapes and making and … Continue reading Join these grapes at the Traverse City Wine & Art Festival this Saturday

Michigan Wine Month: Vineyards and the Bay

Vineyards and the Bay, photo by mono1980. Although the vineyards don’t look like this right now, April is Michigan Wine Month, a time to celebrate the vines & wines of Michigan. You can chekc out all kinds of Michigan wine information and events including the SUPER HUGE Michigan Wine Month Giveaway from Michigan By the Bottle! … Continue reading Michigan Wine Month: Vineyards and the Bay

Drink Michigan Wine!

glowing globes, photo by aimeeern. We’re at the tail end of Regional Wine Week. The folks at drinklocalwine.com say: In the global economy, we are lucky to be able to drink wine and eat food from anywhere. Yet increasingly the trend is away from giant agribusiness and toward a restoration of local farms as we … Continue reading Drink Michigan Wine!

The Art of Michigan Wine

-55, photo by Emery Co Photo. In the month of August, Absolute Michigan is featuring everything about Michigan’s booming wine industry. Today there’s a feature on the Traverse City Wine & Art Festival that clues you into this great event and also offers you some chances to win tickets! Stay tuned to absolutemichigan.com/Wine for much … Continue reading The Art of Michigan Wine

Michigan Wine & Food Showcase – good times in Detroit

intermission, photo by n.elle. Disclaimer: I work for the Leelanau Peninsula wine trail that L Mawby is part of and am a total homer for Michigan wine! From the label: Detroit is to be enjoyed while celebrating the economic revival of Detroit. Now that an appropriate sparkling wine exists for celebrating the good times in … Continue reading Michigan Wine & Food Showcase – good times in Detroit

Leelanau, Old Mission & Traverse City Wines at the Traverse City Wine & Art Festival

The Vineyard, photo by starryeyez024. The first ever Traverse City Wine & Art Festival takes place Saturday, August 22, 2009 in Traverse City on the grounds of historic Building 50 at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons. The festival will feature full pours of wine from 22 wineries on the Leelanau & Old Mission Peninsulas … Continue reading Leelanau, Old Mission & Traverse City Wines at the Traverse City Wine & Art Festival