AN INSIDE LOOK
at the Michigan wine scene
A VIEW ON VARIETALS
Michigan has cool-climate whites, why not cool-climate reds? Ric Cerrini takes a look at some viable options for Michigan in his article for the Winter 2018 issue of Michigan Uncorked, which is reprinted by permission from his popular blog.
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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...
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A TALE OF TWO REGIONS
Depending upon to whom you speak, this past winter and the Polar Vortex it brought, was either gentle or brutal to their grapevines. This article earned its title because of how the statewide January cold events damaged southwest Michigan American Viticulture Areas (AVAs) much more severely than those in the Northwest. So, for some it is unfortunately the worst of times and, for others, the best of times.
Plug Wyncroft into Google Maps and sure enough, you’ll find the winery’s location behind a small 19th-century cemetery off 64th Street in rural Allegany County. There are no blue highway signs to lead you there. And despite your success on your app, there’s little chance you’ll pass through the winery gate -- unless you have an appointment. Owner and winemaker James Lester is doing things a bit differently at Wyncroft.
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