History of Michigan Winemaking

According to accounts from French explorers, grapes were growing abundantly along what is now the Detroit River when they first encountered that shoreline in the late 1600s, so they made wine from the wild grapes. When Fort Ponchartrain du Détroit was founded by Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac in 1701, a planted vineyard soon followed. In fact,

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Winetasting Terminology

For some of us, winetasting can be a bit intimidating. Knowing common terms can help. Here are some of the most commonly-used words by oenophiles. Acidity — the liveliness and crispness in wine that activates our salivary glands Aging — holding wine in barrels, tanks, and bottles to advance them to a more desirable state Astringent — tasting term noting the harsh, bitter,

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