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  1. Perfect Wines for Watching 5 Popular Winter Olympic Events

    Posted February 16, 2018 in

    Olympics season is coming around yet again with the Winter Games in Pyeongchang, and let’s be honest – there’s little better than relaxing on the couch at home watching the most elite athletes on earth give it their all. In celebration of this international event, we suggest toasting a glass or two of local Michigan […]

  2. How to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Traverse City

    Posted February 9, 2018 in

    Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Traverse City this year! As a city where people love to live, vacation, and plan as a wedding destination, Traverse City is the perfect place to celebrate your love. Local residents: take some time to appreciate our incredible hometown with your loved one. Out of towners: consider Traverse City as the […]

  3. A Winter Day on Old Mission Peninsula

    Posted January 18, 2018 in

    When the topic of wine tasting in northern Michigan comes up, most people think fondly of cruising along the lake on a sunny summer day with the windows down and sipping wine on a patio overlooking the bay. It’s true, Old Mission Peninsula comes alive in the summer, but as residents of the peninsula, we […]

  4. Considering a Dry January? Try a Red Wine Resolution Instead!

    Posted January 5, 2018 in

    The concept of a “Dry January” is becoming a more and more popular New Year’s resolution, with folks deciding to give up all alcohol consumption for the month of January. As the New Year begins and the holidays are firmly behind us, January is a great time to decrease your alcohol consumption and get back […]

  5. 3 Celebratory Wines without the Bubbles for New Year’s Eve

    Posted December 28, 2017 in

    Bubbly wines might get all the attention when it comes to New Year’s Eve traditions, but we’re here to tell you that this holiday is about drinking the wine you love most. The wine that gets you excited to jump feet-first into a brand new year. Be it bubbly or flat, drink the wine you […]

  6. Celebrate the Holiday Season with Simple Homemade Mulled Wine

    Posted December 15, 2017 in

    When there’s a chill in the air and the snow quietly falls outside, there’s no better way to warm your hands than with a steamy glass of mulled wine. This warm, gently spiced red wine drink is a holiday party classic for a reason – it’s satisfying, comforting, and fills your home with the scent […]

  7. 3 Must-Serve Wines for Thanksgiving Dinner

    Posted November 21, 2017 in

    Thanksgiving can be stressful enough – with all the planning involved, having all of the dishes ready at exactly the right time, and of course, the massive clean-up effort. We’re here to take one big planning piece off your to-do list: finding the perfect wine paring to complement the meal you’re so carefully crafting. Or […]

  8. DIY Wine Bottle Centerpieces for your Holiday Table

    Posted November 9, 2017 in

    With the holiday season ramping up, we’re all drinking a little (or a lot) more wine than normal. This year, put those empty wine bottles to work by turning them into festive DIY holiday centerpieces. We’re always on the lookout for fun wine bottle art projects, and these DIY centerpieces are perfect for this festive […]

  9. 5 Ultimate Comfort Food Recipes Featuring Wine

    Posted October 18, 2017 in

    As the weather grows cooler in northern Michigan, our minds have turned to comfort food classics. Warm, hearty dishes are feeding our souls and finding their place alongside a full glass of wine. We always love cooking with wine, but comfort food lends itself perfectly to the flavors amplified by a little wine. We’ve compiled […]

  10. How to Execute the Perfect House Divided Tailgate

    Posted October 5, 2017 in

    We’re quickly approaching the most rivalry filled weekend of the year in Michigan, when our two biggest college football teams battle it out on the field. Our staff has been known to participate rather heavily in this annual time of taking sides (we’ll keep our strong feelings on the topic to ourselves for now), so […]

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