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  1. 3 Traverse City Beaches for your Old Mission Wine Tour

    Posted August 7, 2017 in

    Summer in northern Michigan is a magical time. Our communities bustle with visitors happy to spend some time in our little slice of heaven. The tasting rooms are packed with people excited to sample the area’s wines and take in the beauty of the vineyards. Our beautiful lakes come to life with boaters and beachgoers. […]

  2. 6 Wine & Junk Food Pairings for National Junk Food Day

    Posted June 21, 2017 in

    “Can you please pass the cheesy poofs and the Pinot Grigio?” Everyone loves it when good wine is paired with complementary cheese or charcuterie. But in celebration of National Junk Food Day, we’re offering suggestions that match fine wine with items from the checkout aisle. Just maybe, these ideas will have you saying, “Hey, who […]

  3. Red, White & Blue Sangria for Your Fourth of July

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    Fourth of July is the perfect blend of patriotism and warm weather. Why not get into the spirit with a thirst-quenching red, white and blue sangria made with American white wine. It’s easy, too. Just make colorful fruity ice cubes ahead of time with cherries and blueberries. The beauty of this recipe is the simplicity […]

  4. Wine Bottle Crafts: Make Your Own Ring Toss Yard Game

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    Empty wine bottles are the perfect thing to decorate and turn into a family-friendly ring toss game. Summer is here, the kids are out of school and it’s the perfect time to play some outdoor yard games! Put that pile of empty wine bottles to use with this DIY project that combines three things we […]

  5. 9 Fun Wine Products You Need on Your Wedding Registry

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    Planning a wedding is a daunting process, and while coming up with wedding registry ideas can be a lot of fun, sometimes it just feels like another item on the to-do list. Don’t worry – we’re here to help! Check out this extensive list of fun-yet-functional wine gifts to include on your wedding registry. You […]

  6. Wine Tasting Tips: How to Look Like a Wine Expert

    Posted May 22, 2017 in

    Is that toasted Japanese maple bark? I’m getting some vanilla undertones, though I can’t tell if it’s Madagascan or Honduran. If you want to learn how to look like a wine expert, you’ve come to the right place. Wine is complex and varied, but is fun to drink and not nearly as hard to talk […]

  7. 4 Ways to Enjoy Your Cherry Blossom Tour

    Posted May 10, 2017 in

    As springtime slowly but surely arrives in Northern Michigan, excitement mounts for warmer days and bluer skies. Long days on the beach, cherry-stained fingertips and fresh, local produce galore are just around the bend. As spring comes to life, so too does the area’s expanse of cherry orchards – blooming into a magical show for […]

  8. Should You Store Your Wine in the Kitchen?

    Posted April 20, 2017 in

    Some wine connoisseurs may roll their eyes when they see a few bottles of wine in your kitchen. Many argue that exposure to heat – around the oven, especially – can negatively affect the quality of the wine. But is storing wine in your kitchen really that big of an issue? After all, wine belongs in […]

  9. Why Wine Glasses Really Do Matter

    Posted April 6, 2017 in

    We’re all guilty of some questionable wine glass choices, some even leave the glass behind and might swig right from the bottle (just don’t make it a habit). Many don’t give much thought to selecting a wine glass. It’s made of glass, sometimes has a stem and holds wine – good enough, right? Not so […]

  10. Pioneers of the Old Mission Peninsula

    Posted March 17, 2017 in

    Take a leisurely drive on a warm summer day on Old Mission Peninsula and you can’t help but marvel at the beauty around you: Rolling hills, orchards and magnificent views of Grand Traverse Bay on either side. A little over 40 years ago, Edward O’Keefe, Jr. saw beyond these scenic views and envisioned acres of […]

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