He is dead-serious about making wine and you can almost see the wheels turning when he's presented with a challenge. In fact, he got his job at Brengman last year when he successfully saved a batch of frozen peaches from Brengman's orchard by turning it into a sparkling honey peach cider.
"We have been in preliminary discussions," said Dan Carmody, president of Detroit-based Eastern Market Corp. "We would welcome the chance to prudently showcase Michigan agricultural products that are fermented beverages."
The Michigan Senate has approved legislation letting small winemakers get permits to offer tastings and sell wine at farmers markets around the state. The bills passed unanimously Tuesday next head to the House.