'Hidden' Wine Country Found… in Michigan

    You’ve heard it or perhaps read it on this very Web site, and probably more than once: “Wine Country” is where you find it.

     You don’t have to travel to Bordeaux or Tuscany or even the Napa Valley to enjoy an authentic wine country experience. These days, most Americans live within an easy drive of at least one vineyard. And more often than not, several vineyards are found in clusters.

     My latest experience with an unexpected “wine country” experience came about 90 minutes outside of Chicago, on the lower peninsula of Michigan.

     The reason for my excursion was to hear one of my favorite musicians, guitarist Peter White, in concert. But what I encountered were several wineries, good restaurants and even a cozy B&B that serves wine and cheese in the late afternoon.

     This “discovery” motivated me to do some more “research,” and I’ll share my “findings” in an upcoming edition of the The Grapevine, the official newsletter of the wine clubs of Vinesse.

     Meanwhile, we have plenty of good reading planned for you all this week right here on VinesseTODAY.com.

     We’ll salute a Napa Valley vintner who is celebrating her 25th year with the same winery… we’ll find out why France no longer is the world’s No. 1 wine producing nation… we’ll join the California State Fair in honoring three pioneer winemakers… we’ll officially welcome a “new” wine word to the English language… and more.

     So check back with us each day this week for your daily dose of vinous news and views.

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