Ice, Ice Baby

Ice wine is a specialty dessert wine made from grapes that have been frozen naturally on the vine. Very few locations can make true ice wine, and the Traverse City area is…

Winter Winery Checklist

ADVERTISEMENT Picture yourself with a glass in hand as you look out over snow-covered vineyards, icy blue bays, and evergreen forests. The winery is quiet (or at least, quieter than its summer bustle),…

Fine Sparkling Wines, Other Than Champagne

By Gary Twining While the finest quality Champagne is generally acknowledged as the most elite, complex sparkler produced on the planet, there are many other “sparkling” options, available at a variety of…

Mawby Sparkles in Michigan

By Susan R. Pollack Perhaps you’ve heard rumblings about a Champagne shortage that threatens to deflate bubbly celebrations this holiday season. Sadly, it’s yet more fallout from the pandemic when a decline…

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Holiday Sparklers

California Roederer Estate Brut, NV (Anderson Valley) – $34.99 (sale at $32.99) Bright straw yellow.…

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Our goal is to educate, in a reader-friendly fashion, and take the intimidation out of wine, beer and spirits in order to enhance its enjoyment.

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