Author: Michael Schafer

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Follow the Moon To Natural Wines

“All-natural” is a phrase frequently bandied about to describe many different products. To Rob and Stacey DeAngelis, it’s serious business. They’re the owners of DeAngelis Cantina Del Vino, a winery in Ann Arbor, Michigan....

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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...

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Condensing Liquids into Wealth At Michigan State

If Prohibition was still in effect (thank goodness it isn’t), Dr. Kris Berglund might well be public enemy number one. He’s the man behind the Michigan State University (MSU) artisan distilling program. This unique...

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Michigan AVA’s Create Their Own Character

Michigan currently has four AVAs.  AVA is an acronym for American Viticultural Area, a term used to define a particular grape growing region. It’s similar to the term ‘appellation,” which is used in France...

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Left Foot Charley is On the Right Path

Left Foot Charley is a quirky name for a winery that produces quality wines from vineyards located in Northwest Michigan. Bryan Ulbrich, the self-titled ‘winery Sherpa” of Left Foot Charley has been making wine...