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Love at First Sip

Michiganders dish about their love affairs with local wine

Making Sense of ‘Meritage’

How the badge indicates that an American wine blend reaches Bordeaux-level quality

The Faces of Michigan Wine: Josh Morgan

To say that 2017 was a pivotal year for Josh Morgan would be putting it mildly.

’Twas the Night Before Christmas: The Michigan Wine Remix

The Sky’s the Limit

Pilot opens second winery location in Irish Hills

Pinot Blanc: The Charming Cousin

Traditionally derided or ignored, this varietal is attracting a swell in interest at Michigan wineries

Making Bad Wine Extinct

Better education and new technologies are improving nearly everyone’s output

Why you should drink the F-ing Merlot

Michigan winemakers believe the beleaguered grape deserves your attention

Taking Flight

Heritage guides young owners of Rove Estate

Last call for Leelanau’s oldest winery

Boskydel Vineyard plans to close tasting room by 2018

Michigan’s fledgling Bay View Wine Trail makes its own way

Every winery has a distinct personality in the Petoskey area

How Soil Shapes the Flavor of Michigan Wines

A northern Michigan winemaker has begun unraveling the mysteries of his vineyard's 'terroir.'

Michigan Winemakers Explore Bordeaux’s Rich Heritage

The famed region in France emphasizes differences, parallels to local industry

Profile: Coenraad Stassen

Brys Estate’s winemaker crossed an ocean to work in Michigan

Michigan Law on Buying, Shipping Wine Gets More Complicated

Lawsuit could eventually result in the same basic decision that happened in Granholm v. Heald and pry the regulations open even further

Thirty Days Dry

Short-lived adventures in not drinking Michigan wine

What Do Wine Rating Numbers Mean?

Wilfred Wong explains the range in understandable words.

May is the New April

This spring, Michigan Wine Month is on the move

The Perfect Holiday Pairing: A Michigan-Wine Fueled Fantasy

An ode to some of 2016’s most memorable wines

Virtually in the Vineyards

Social media gives fans an inside look at Michigan wineries

New Kid on the Vine

Developed in a Minnesota lab, a hearty wine grape called marquette is gaining ground in Michigan

Honoring the Harvest

After the growing season, it’s time for winemakers to get busy — and for tourists to sample their work

The Ultimate Michigan Wine Bucket List

Wine-related must-dos throughout the Mitten State

Saluti to a Giant

St. Julian’s David Braganini helped cement Michigan’s reputation for excellence

Tip of the Mitt Shakes Up the Michigan Wine Map

State gains first new AVA in nearly three decades

Wanted: Michigan Wine Lovers

New industry advocacy group seeks members

Return of the Reds

They continue to dazzle at latest Michigan Wine Competition

A Billionaire, Phony Bottles, and The Bomb

Founding Father Thomas Jefferson’s name was involved in a wine scandal of atomic proportions

The Castle on the Hill

New winery aims high, digs deep on Old Mission Peninsula

Too Many Cooks

Committee-made wines maximize volume and profit — not flavor

Scenes from the Showcase

Michigan wineries gather in the ‘D’ for annual event

An American in Champagne

A visit to France brings concepts learned here to life

Days of Wine and Rosés

Think pink when it comes to springtime sipping

What Early Spring Might Mean to Michigan’s Vineyards

Caught Red-Handed?

The wine world is no stranger to scandal, but this time, it’s a sparkling example of Champagne fraud.

Malbec in Michigan?

A handful of Michigan wineries are adding this wine list staple to their repertoire

The Changing of the Guard

Linda Jones bids Michigan Grape and Wine Industry Council farewell after 17 years

Ice, Ice Baby

Ice wine from Fenn Valley Vineyards & Wine Cellar is one of many delicious ice wines made in Michigan.

Will Drive for Wine

Grand Rapids festival is a wine lover’s utopia

A Wine to Remember

How a bottle can take you back to the best days of your life

How Not to Travel the Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail

When visiting Southwest Michigan, a little planning goes a long way

Reds turn to gold at 2015 Michigan Wine Competition

Consumers can sample award-winning wines at Aug. 20 Gold Medal Reception

City of Riesling celebrates ‘best white wine on Earth’

With the ubiquity of “value” brands like Kim Crawford, it’s become a no brainer for the average consumer to breeze into a restaurant and order sauvignon blanc.

Great Expectorations

A How-to — and Why-to — Guide to Spitting Wine

Talk of the Town

Michigan wineries talk news and new vintages at local showcase

Size Matters?

Large-format bottles provoke awe, provide ageability

Ours and Theirs: Old Mission Peninsula

OMP winemakers, winery owners weigh in on ‘must-try’ wines

Just Desserts

Wineries recommend sweet sippers for the holidays

Winter wine-derland

Winery visits can be just as good — if not better — in the off season

Fit for Fall: A Little Love for Lemberger

‘Forget the name and try it’

Ours and Theirs: Lake Michigan Shore

Southwestern Michigan winemakers, winery owners weigh in on ‘must-try’ wines

North by Southeast

Pay Leelanau a virtual visit via Ann Arbor’s new VinBar

Michigan Wines Face Off in Annual Competition

Top contenders reflect industry’s diversity

Traverse City celebrates riesling July 26-28

Inaugural event to highlight one of Michigan's great grapes

The faces of Michigan wine: Jan Van Maanen

Metro Detroiter's passion for wine leads to second career up north

Michigan Wine Trails Get Festive For the Summer

Wineries court fans with seasonal celebrations

The Faces of Michigan Wine: Channing Sutton

A friendly face at Leelanau’s Forty-Five North

J. Trees Cellars puts down new roots in Tecumseh

With every notable nuance in the newly opened J. Trees Cellars tasting room in Tecumseh, there’s a common theme: Owner and winemaker Jon Treloar did it himself.

A Sneak Peek at Michigan Wine Harvest

Mother Nature. She’s gorgeous, fickle, tumultuous and, when all the stars align, nurturing. As we Michiganders know, her climate swings dramatically impact our agriculture.

Outdoor Michigan Wine Adventures

Sublime summer days and evenings call for adventure in the vineyards.

‘Celebrate’ Chateau Chantal’s 20 Years of Wine

Twenty years ago, Chateau Chantal welcomed their first guests.

Rodriguez to Headline Traverse City Wine & Art Festival

After performing self-written music for almost five decades in local pubs in Detroit, the practically unknown Sixto Diaz Rodriguez has become an overnight superstar and global phenomenon.

Aromatic Michigan Pinot Blanc: Summer’s Sublime Wine

Pinot Blanc has been rooting itself in Michigan soils since at least the mid-1990s.

Michigan’s Newest Wine Trail Offers Great Variety

As warmer weather makes its way along the west coast of Michigan, wineries are gearing up for a bustling wine-touring season.

Moms Love Michigan Wine

Looking for a special Mother’s Day gift?

Grab Your Best Hat and Head to Leelanau Peninsula for Spring Sip & Savor

The Sip o’ de Mayo Hat Contest Adds Great Fun to the Annual Wine Touring Event

The Michigan Wine Industry Has a Lot to Toast

The number of wineries in Michigan is rapidly expanding...

Celebrate Michigan Wine Month

Attend April 15 Michigan Wine Showcase at The Rattlesnake Club

Michigan Wine and Pizza Night

Delicious Snack and Wine Pairings for March Madness Gatherings

New Michigan Wine Tasting Room to Open in Macomb County

Michigan's first joint wine tasting room, featuring wines from six Michigan wineries, is opening in December in Shelby Township in Macomb County

Michigan Winemakers Tout Harvest as Among the Best

Most of Michigan's wine grapes are now tucked safely inside for processing into a hearty, high-quality 2012 vintage

Sip Wine on Michigan’s Sunrise Side

Lake Huron and Michigan’s sunrise coast feature a smattering of wine tasting rooms from the Thumb region to the Mackinac Bridge.

Michigan's Gold Medal Wine Reception

The state's Gold Medal Wine Reception is a premier way to sample award-winning Michigan wines all in one place.

Spend a Weekend in Wine Country

More than 90 destinations await your visit

Family Winery Opens Vineyard-View Café and Banquet Room

Michigan's 92 wineries provide wildly diverse tasting experiences

16th Annual Great Lakes Great Wine Walk Around Tasting

Area Events Offers a Wide Selection of Regional Wine and Foods

Meritage: An Alliance for Quality Blends

Recent scuttlebutt about Meritage has people wondering where this relatively new wine originated.

Enjoy Special Wine Events in Late April

Taste Michigan Reserve Wines, New Releases, and More

April is Michigan Wine Month

Michigan Wine Country Magazine, New Releases, and Wine Celebrations Kick Off the Wine Season

Michigan Wine in Beautiful Southwest Michigan

This southwest region is a haven for Chicagoans, Hoosiers, and Michiganders seeking great local wines and foods.

Unique Michigan Wine Tasting Experiences

Super Bowl of Wines

With Super Bowl XLVI right around the corner, you may be making plans to throw a gathering of friends and family.

Michigan Wines Shine at Wine Competitions

Michigan wines just keep getting better and better.

Impress Guests — From the Toast to the Digestif

Ignite joie de vivre in your holiday gatherings with a sampling of Michigan wines and spirits.

The Perfect Stocking Stuffer for Michigan Wine Lovers

A Vintage Michigan membership is a sublime stocking stuffer that keeps giving long after the holiday glow fades away.

Spiced Warm Wine, a Longtime Tradition

Mulled wine is a custom that dates back thousands of years and is traditionally savored during the Halloween and Christmas holidays.

Uncork Your Taste Buds on September 30

This Friday, Sept. 30, head to the Ford Conference and Event Center in Dearborn from 6 to 9 p.m. for Detroit Uncorked.

Rattlesnake Club Expanding its Michigan Wine List

Where to go in Detroit for an extraordinary culinary feast accompanied by Michigan wines?

Braganini Reserve Complements a Long, Sweet History at St. Julian Winery

"Italian Roots, Michigan Soil" — a tagline so rich in winemaking history, it's no wonder that St. Julian is one of Michigan's powerhouse wineries.

Pentamere Winery: a Fun Day Trip Destination

Pentamere Winery in downtown Tecumseh offers a unique look at the winemaking process.

Refreshing Rosés Make a Great Picnic Wine

A chilled off-dry to dry rosé is a great complement to variety of dishes.

Burgdorf's Winery: Hidden Gem in the Lansing Area

A hidden gem sits on the outskirts of the bustling Greater Lansing area, tucked into Haslett's rural flatland. A small, boutique winery called Burgdorf's Winery opened six years ago and has already garnered a reputation for a fun place to hang for an afternoon.

Splendorous Spring Wine Releases Uncorked

Michigan Wine Country Magazine

Michigan Wine and Chocolate

Distilling: A Spirited Michigan Market

Wine, Dine, and Listen at Lone Oak Estate

Chardonnay Bares All: a New Trend on the Rise