October 17, 2017

Surprising Michigan Sauvignon Blanc

What's surprising about Michigan Sauvignon Blanc? That so few Michigan wineries produce wines from this fascinating versatile and aromatic varietal is really quite surprising. The Wolverine State makes much more white wine than red wine but very little Sauvignon Blanc. Why?This ancient varietal is one of, if not the, most expressive grapes on earth. It's aroma's and flavors range from soft … [Read more...]

The Wine World Discovers Northern Michigan

For 200 years, grapegrowers have been experimenting with European wine varietals in the Midwestern United States.  While growing old world grapes in the Midwest will never be easy, some regions are quietly gaining an international reputation.  One such area is the Leelanau Peninsula in Northern Michigan, which has been winning prestigious awards and attracting recent attention from the wine … [Read more...]

New to the Scene: Laurentide Winery

Nobody covers Michigan wine better than Cortney Casey at Michigan By The Bottle. Recently, she wrote about CAB Cellars and Laurentide Winery which opened on Leelanau Peninsula during September 2012 and immediately won the 2012 Riesling Challenge at the International Eastern Wine Competition.See Michigan By The Bottle: http://www.michiganbythebottle.com/2013/03/newtoscenelaurentide.html … [Read more...]

Laurentide Winery Wins Riesling Challenge

As reported in the Detroit News,  Michigan's Laurentide Winery's 2011 Riesling won the prestigious Riesling Challenge at the recent International Eastern Wine Competition.  Laurentide opened in the Leelanau Peninsula during September of 2012.  See: http://blogs.detroitnews.com/wine/2013/02/22/leelanaus-new-laurentide-winery-wins-riesling-challenge/ … [Read more...]