AN INSIDE LOOK

at the Michigan wine scene

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WINTER ISSUE -- LMC ALUMNI

Our Winter issue features articles on Lake Michigan College alumni, the Reds of Winter,  Stellar Terroir, Great Lakes Grüner and Hard (to find) Labor : CLICK HERE.

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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...

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OUR LATEST STORIES

Keeping Our Readers in the Loop

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BLENDING IN

It’s not a well-known grape. It’s been around since 1967. It grows well in Michigan, and if blended with other red grapes can significantly enhance the final product.

According to Wikipedia, Regent (pronounced ray-gaunt) “is a dark-skinned inter-specific hybrid grape variety...which has both European (vitis vinifera) and American vine species in its pedigree and a broad resistance against the most significant fungal diseases which affect grapes, such as downy mildew.”
It is also cold hardy.

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THE MICHIGAN MIX

When shopping for wine, location is everything according to Emily Dockery, project and marketing director for the Michigan Wine Collaborative. And when she says location, she means on the wine store shelf. Gone are the days of shopping by geography or your favorite brand. By mixing Michigan wines with California wines and wines from other diverse geographic locations, she found that customers were willing to experiment.

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MEET OUR TEAM

Reporting Pros

 
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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.

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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.

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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.