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07/23/14

Join Northwestern Michigan College and Michigan State University at Weathering the Climate: Cultivation and Technology in Grape Production on Sept. 5, 2014.

07/18/14

Several of Northeast Ohio's most respected restaurants are being recognized by Wine Spectator magazine this summer. The honor, which largely recognizes restaurants with "a wine list offering an interesting and diverse selection of wines that are well-presented and thematically match the restaurant's cuisine in price and style," is awarded annually.

07/18/14

Berlin-based British wine scholar Stuart Pigott literally wrote the book on riesling, The Best White Wine on Earth, and is headed to Traverse City for its Midwest launch at the 'City of Riesling' event, July 26-28, which will showcase the popular Northern Michigan wine varietal.

07/17/14

The place is Washington Park in Over-the-Rhine, and the weekend is Sept. 12-13. The world is invited, and tickets go on sale Wednesday.

07/16/14

Chateau Grand Traverse on Traverse City's Old Mission Peninsula has been a staple of the Northern Michigan wine industry since the winery's founding in 1974. Read on to discover how the winery has aged to become a favorite in both Michigan and abroad (think China!).

07/15/14

Each year handfuls of Northern Michigan wine festivals and events take place throughout Michigan's "wine country." Ranging from weekend-long festivals that feature headlining nationally touring and Northern Michigan musicians to day-long events that celebrate with wine tours and food pairings.

07/09/14

An event center for weddings, a restaurant, an artists workshop, a wine museum and, of course, a winery, were just a few of the suggestions offered by residents and visitors for the Lonz Winery property renovations on Middle Bass Island

07/07/14

The winery, which opened on July 3rd, will offer 10 distinct beverage offerings, ranging from $12 to $32 per bottle, that include a hard cider, cherry wine, two sparkling wines, a Brut and a Brut Rose, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Luminous (a sweeter Michigan blend), a semi-dry Riesling, Radiance (the House Red), and Cabernet Franc.

07/03/14

On July 9, representatives from the United States Department of Agriculture will tour local wineries to assess the damage done to local wine grapes by this past winter's extreme weather. All Northeastern Ohio Wineries from Avon east to the Pennsylvania line suffered deep losses to the wine grape crop. "There was a 100-percent crop loss for 2014 for all vinifera wine varieties." says Doniella Winchell, Executive Director of the Ohio Wine Producers Association.

07/03/14

Driving up the sloping Sleepy Hollow Road with Parallel 44 Vineyard & Winery's 10 acres of grape vines and the mission-style building at the top of the hill gives the impression that this patch of land has been snipped from California's Napa Valley and stitched into the patchwork of farms in Kewaunee County.

07/02/14

Bonobo winery in Grand Traverse County was selected as one of five non-residential projects in four counties and construction has begun

07/02/14

All Northeastern Ohio Wineries from Avon east to the Pennsylvania line suffered deep losses to the wine grape crop. "There was a 100-percent crop loss for 2014 for all vinifera wine varieties." says Doniella Winchell, Executive Director of the Ohio Wine Producers Association

07/02/14

Black rot and Phomopsis are active in grapes. Aim to protect clusters from infection as soon as possible and rely on systemic fungicides for post-infection activity, particularly during rainy periods.

06/30/14

House wines have traditionally been inexpensive wines sold by the glass or carafe. Here in the USA, they're usually just cheap and characterless, and not something anyone interested in good wine would ever consider ordering. In fact, they were often so bad you hardly ever see a "house" wine offered today because they eventually sold so poorly. Lisa Kelly, owner of Bread & Wine in Old Irving Park, is changing this.

06/27/14

Thursday night, the first-ever fully underground wine cave in the midwest has just opened, and it's right here in West Michigan.

06/26/14

Illinois Sparkling's Franken's French Hybrid Brut won the best of show award at the 2014 Illinois State Fair Wine Competition, which was at Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield June 16 through 18.

06/25/14

Mark Wenzel, owner of Illinois Sparkling Company and August Hill Winery, has added another award to what is becoming an extensive trophy case

06/20/14

"This is just one of many examples of Michigan's archaic regulations that stifles competition, harms consumers and enriches wholesalers," said Michael D. LaFaive, director of the Center's Morey Fiscal Policy Initiative. "It effectively imposes a form of government-facilitated price collusion."

06/19/14

Californian craft brewery Lagunitas' new venture in Chicago's west side is set to open fully by the end of the month.

06/18/14

Ten Year Anniversary Celebration Saturday, June 28, 2014 - Noon to 8 p.m

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