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A Surprising Discovery at Michigan’s Warner Vineyards

For visitors to Paw Paw, Mich., a stop at Warner Vineyards is a must — and not just because my Dad’s name was Warner. For one thing, the grounds are gorgeous, with lush landscaping, its own little “river,” bridges and

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Posted in Editor's Journal, Our Wine Travel Log

St. Julian: A Visit to Michigan’s Oldest Winery

It was fun… and, frankly, a little emotional… re-connecting with my Dad’s bakery roots in Wisconsin, first by visiting some of my cousins in Dad’s hometown of Eau Claire, and then by stopping by a Danish bakery that specializes in

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Connecting Past and Present With Pastry

My Dad was a baker. Although he met my Mom during World War II while building airplanes at Douglas Aircraft in California — he was a supervisor of some sort, and she was a “Rosie the Riveter” — he grew

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Bonobo: A Must-See Winery With Mario Batali Small Plates

The Mrs. and I will be staying at a wonderful B&B called the South Cliff Inn for four nights in early July, so stock up on the ingredients for those fabulous breakfast pastries and casseroles, Mr. Swisher! The inn is

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Posted in Wineries of Distinction

Romantic Wine Getaways in Western New York and Southwest Michigan

Valentine’s Day beckons, and if you haven’t made your reservations for a romantic evening (or even if you have), perhaps you could surprise your sweetie with a fully planned getaway later in the year. We have four ideas, all with

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Secrets of the Niagara Escarpment

What has been called the “ancient backbone of North America,” the Niagara Escarpment is a prominent rock ridge that spans nearly 1,000 miles in an arc across the Great Lakes region. The Niagara Escarpment runs from eastern Wisconsin to the

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Posted in Wine Region Profiles

Taste the Best That Michigan Has to Offer

Winning wines from the 2014 Michigan Wine Competition will be showcased at a Gold Medal Reception on Aug. 14 from 5 to 8 p.m. The event will take place in East Lansing, Mich., and many of the winemakers who crafted

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