Great Lakes, Indeed

By Susan R. Pollack Michigan’s abundance of natural resources inspires residents to make things, from cars, furniture and appliances, to cereal and cement. And now we can add adult craft beverages to…

A Place For Every Wine

When Does an Appellation Become a Brand? Have you ever considered whether an appellation could be a brand?  The psychological impact determines your attraction to bottles on the shelf or on a…

‘Natural Wines’ Are Surging in Popularity

The natural wine movement goes beyond vineyard sustainability and the increasingly popular avoidance of chemical-based agricultural techniques. It encompasses non-manipulative and minimalistic approaches in the winemaking process as well. Usually made by…

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German Wines, Demystified

Cracking the Code On Germany’s Complex Wine-Labeling System Germany has long produced piquant, brilliant, lingering…

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WineFinds

White – France Les Vignes de Bila-Haut Côtes du Roussillon Villages Blanc, 2017; $15 Aromas…

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BEER AND SPIRITS

Southwest Michigan Gems

Wineries along the eastern shore of Lake Michigan may not be as well-known as their…

Luck o’ the Irish

By Rich Warren On the windswept west coast of Ireland,…

Wine Country

If winemaking is an art; this is where inspiration, creativity…

Destination: Italy

Combining Milan and the Italian Lakes Makes For A Viaggio…

 

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