June 25, 2017

Uncle John’s Cider Launches New Products

For many, it is impossible to travel along US-127 in St. John’s, Michigan, without making a stop at Uncle John’s Cider Mill. Whether heading to cheer on the Michigan State Spartans, testing your luck at Soaring Eagle Casino, or embracing the change from summer to fall, visiting Uncle John’s is well worth it.The picturesque white barn, surrounded by thousands of apple trees (7,500 to be exact), … [Read more...]

Michigan Wine Wire

Tough Choices for Juice Grape GrowersMany labrusca grape growers in Southwest Michigan are taking a long, hard look at their books right now and wondering if they should change their crops for next year or get out of the business entirely. According to the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, 85 percent of the "juice grape crop," worth $17 million, was lost this … [Read more...]

Northern Michigan Hard Cider Production Expands

Nestled along a scenic country road in Michigan's "little pinkie" is a simple barnlike building with a tandem bike displayed over the doorway. Inside, there is a surprise waiting for visitors to Leelanau Peninsula wine country: a tasting room featuring something different -- Michigan hard cider.Tandem Ciders founders Dan Young and Nikki Rothwell, a married couple, began selling cider in … [Read more...]