Michigan By the Bottle has a great report on last weekend’s Grand Rapids International Wine Festival which featured over 100 Michigan wines for tasting (and I’m not just saying that because the interviewed me):
From my perspective, the show was a huge success. We had a blast tasting not only Michigan wines, but comparing them to their worldwide counterparts. I am happy to say that the local wine held up very well. I was particularly blown away by the number of young people at the show. This really excites me, as I am a huge advocate of getting the 21-30 something crowd more involved with wine.
I was really impressed that at every Michigan booth, there was representation from the winery — most of the time it was the actual owner or winemaker.
They’ll almost certainly be back in 2010 – stay tuned at grwinefestival.com!