AN INSIDE LOOK

at the Michigan wine scene

SUMMER ISSUE - FRUIT FORWARD

Our Summer issue explores the virtues of fruit wine in Michigan, as well as the effects of Covid-19 on the industry. Download the Summer issue here: https://fliphtml5.com/hllky/wlit

LAKE MICHIGAN VINTNERS

Lake Michigan College (LMC) now has the state's only commercial teaching winery, as well as a degree program in winemaking and viticulture.

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MICHIGAN STATE MAN

Celebrating the Life of Stan Howell

Dr. G. Stanley Howell, Jr.  was born in Bubba Gump Shrimp territory in Semmes (pronounced sims), Alabama, and his voice asserts its Southern roots with a soft-spoken, reassuring twang.

 

A well-respected veteran of the Michigan wine scene (let’s be honest, he helped create the Michigan wine scene), Howell once traveled the globe as an expert in cool-climate viticulture...

 

OUR LATEST STORIES

Keeping Our Readers in the Loop

A VIEW ON VARIETALS

Michigan has cool-climate whites. Why not cool-climate whites? Wine guru Ric Cerrini has some evidence now of a shift in the approach to the red wines. Both Left Foot Charley and Shady Lane have seen success in fuller red wines utilizing the Austrian alpine Blaufränkish grape. Also some test plantings of Austria’s other primary red varietal — Zweigelt. Cool-climate reds could soon be very hot. 

DITCH THOSE HEAVY BOTTLES

Today’s wineries want their packaging to exude quality—and there’s nothing that says quality like a heavy bottle. Ironically, many of the wineries embracing this trend are the same ones that tout their use of sustainable farming and business practices. It’s time to stop the madness. As long as consumers continue to buy wines in those five-pound bottles without uttering a word of complaint, vintners will keep right on using them. 

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MEET OUR TEAM

Reporting Pros

 

JIM RINK

Editor-in-Chief

Jim is editor of the award-winning American Wine Society Journal and former co-owner of Boskydel Vineyard in Lake Leelanau, Mich. He also freelances as an editor, writer and designer for other publications nationwide.

KIM SCHNEIDER

Associate Editor

Kim is an award-winning travel writer and professional journalist with experience as a full-time staff member at three metropolitan newspapers. She has also worked as a magazine editor, college journalism instructor and blogger.

GREG TASKER

Associate Editor

Greg is former entertainment editor at The Detroit News, and is a professional journalist with extensive writing and editing experience. Specialties include travel writing and editing, Michigan wines, business, automotive, features.

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