Mackinaw Trail Winery, the first winery in the Upper Peninsula, keeps migrating south. A new winery and tasting room will open in December near Petoskey.
Resident wine expert Sandra Silfven on all things vino
Meet a Michigan winemaker. The Wine and Food Festival at Meadow Brook Music Festival runs Saturday and Sunday. More than 150 wines from around the world will be available to taste.
One of Detroit’s native sons, who as a boy used to play in the sports department of The Detroit News, has found his niche in wine — catering to serious sports fans.
An impressive lineup of judges gathered Tuesday in East Lansing to judge the 35th annual Michigan Wine and Spirits Competition, which was packed with surprises.
Check the front label on New Zealand wine bottles these days. You’re seeing a lot of “Marlborough” on them — the hotbed for wine production on the South Island, where Sauvignon Blanc rules Sauvignon Blanc is New Zealand’s flagship wine, outpacing Chardonnay and other aromatic whites. And let’s not forget the other star — Pinot … Continue Reading →
Pioneering winery J. Lohr in Paso Robles made perhaps the best-ever Seven Oaks Cab in one of the worst vintages in California history.
Matt Smith got bitten by the wine bug when he was 16 and took a French class at Grosse Pointe South High School. Two French teachers back then — he only remembers the name of one of them, Francis Granger – took students to France every summer, and he made the trip in 1985, which included a … Continue Reading →
Can you guess how many times a sommelier at a fine restaurant or wine bar pulls corks on a busy day? Fifty is not unusual if the sommelier performs wine service for all the waitstaff. And do you know how fast those plastic wine keys, aka corkscrews, break or leave rough edges on the neck … Continue Reading →
David Miller ought to know how to make Riesling. After working many years in wine grape research at Michigan State University and serving as winemaker at St. Julian for 13 years, he and wife Sandy made the plunge: They opened their own winery.
Napa winemaker Mario Monticelli makes reds so awesome, dense and jet-powered for the Trinchero Napa Valley line they can make you weep. All are made off single vineyards on prime sites all over Napa Valley, and all are owned by the Trinchero family. “Yeah, they give you zombie teeth,” admits Monticelli bursting into a wide … Continue Reading →