Posts under Tag: michigan by the bottle
The Michigan by the Bottle IPhone App Giveaway

I love people who see a need and work hard to fill that need. The wine industry is full of technological gaps compared to a lot of industries. It seems like the industry is just a little behind on taking advantage of the technology that is available to support their interests. My friends at the Michigan by the bottle blog [...]

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A Special Mission From Michigan

One of the things that I have really enjoyed over the last few months has been getting to know the wines of some of the less common wine growing regions. Thanks to my friends Shannon and Cortney Casey from the Michigan By The Bottle blog, I have had the pleasure of trying several wines from Michigan recently. The Casey's are [...]

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Drinking Down on Shady Lane

 Tuesday night may well have seen more Michigan wine being consumed in the state of Texas than there ever has been before.  Okay, so I have no idea if that is true or not, but what I can tell you that this was the most Michigan wine that has ever been enjoyed at my place. I invited a couple of [...]

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A Taste of Michican in the Lonestar State

Last night I was fortunate enough to be able to participate in Tweet and Taste Michigan, hosted by Shannon Casey from Michigan by the Bottle.  I had a couple of friends over to get their first taste of Michigan wine with me, and had a great time talking with all the other wine lovers who were involved in the event.  [...]

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A Taste of Michigan Terroir – Adam Satchwell of Shady Lane Cellars

I am honored to have been asked to participate in the upcoming Twitter Taste Michigan event that is being organized by my good friend Shannon Casey from Michigan by the Bottle. This tasting will feature the wines of Shady Lane Cellars. The event takes place next Tuesday, April 13th. Join in on the fun by grabbing some Shady Lane wine, [...]

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March 12 – The Good the Bad and the Ugly

The Good Once again there was too much good this week to limit myself to just one thing.  The week started off with a bang, and faded into outrageous hilarity. There was an awesome Twitter tasting event featuring Michigan winery Black Star Farms (on Twitter at @bstar2009) that was organized by Shannon Casey from Michigan by the Bottle.  There were [...]

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March 5 – The Good the Bad and the Ugly

The Good I like funny things.  I find this video to be somewhat funny, green screen issues, pushing for Wine Spectator, and minor inaccuracies not withstanding.  That is all. The Bad Everyone in the world is going on an effing vacation, except me.  First it was Shannon Casey from Michigan by the Bottle, then it was The Wine Whore, now [...]

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