Michigan Wine & Spirits Guide 2017

Written by Revue Staff | Thursday, 04 May 2017 16:11 |

In this year’s Wine & Spirits Guide, we look at why Michigan wine tastes the way it does, where to meet all your local cider and mead needs, and why rosé may be the hottest drink of the summer. We also asked local distillers how to drink their favorite spirits, with recipes and all. Basically, if it’s not beer and it has alcohol in it, you’ll find it here.

Holland’s Coppercraft Distillery to reopen May 5 with restaurant

Written by Joe Boomgaard | Thursday, 04 May 2017 11:55 |

With a new restaurant that opens Friday, Coppercraft Distillery in Holland wants to showcase the possibilities of pairing food with cocktails.

In High Spirits: Local distillers explain how to enjoy their best libations

Written by Maureen Di Virgilio | Thursday, 04 May 2017 10:58 |

Since summer is just around the corner (we hope), it’s time to dust off the patio furniture and ponder some important decisions. Number one: What will you and your friends be drinking in your backyards this season? Here’s a roadmap of sorts to the signature spirits that local distillers have to offer, and how to enjoy them at home.

The Great Apple Grapple: Farmhaus rides the cider wave despite zoning battle

Written by Troy Reimink | Wednesday, 03 May 2017 14:22 |

Farmhouse Cider Co. is quietly helping a craft beverage revolution from the least assuming location imaginable — a generations-old family farm on a dirt road outside Hudsonville. “It’s a place unlike anywhere else,” said John Behrens. “It feels like you’re a million miles from anywhere, but you’re like 15 miles from downtown.”

All 50 states make wine these days — but that doesn’t necessarily mean they should. I mean, sorry, but can you imagine a Nebraskan Pinot Gris? Fortunately, Michigan is blessed with a climate conducive to winemaking. We decided to find out what makes Michigan wine great with the help of the folks at 45 North Vineyard and Winery, a spot known for consistent quality, beautiful facilities and happy dogs.

Meaderies and Cideries: Apples, Honey and Booze, Oh My!

Written by Josh Veal | Wednesday, 03 May 2017 10:18 |

Hard cider and mead exist in a liquid twilight, neither beer nor wine nor liquor. Cider is light and sweet like a wine, but with the ABV and carbonation of a beer. Mead is its own beast entirely, smoother and richer than wine. So if you’re looking for something special, here’s our guide to all the fermented apples and honey you could ever want.

Trend alert: Rosé on the reg

Written by Missy Black | Wednesday, 03 May 2017 10:03 |

The rise of rosé is here, and it’s time to peel back the many layers of summer’s big sip. Summer already is flipping its hair and flirting with us and there’s no better way to celebrate than with the official wine of the season. 

Michigan Winery Directory: A Short List of Mitten State Wine Destinations

Written by Revue Staff | Wednesday, 03 May 2017 09:28 |

Wineries are a little harder to find than breweries, but that doesn’t mean we have any shortage of the stuff in West and Northern Michigan. Dozens of wineries are pumping out more than enough vino for all (supposedly thanks to a France-esque climate). Southwest Michigan and Traverse City are particularly dense with vineyards if you know where to look.

Try Before You Buy: Beer stores where you can sample brews

Written by Joe Boomgaaard | Tuesday, 02 May 2017 14:24 |

Whenever you buy a new craft beer at the store, you essentially roll the dice on whether you’ll like it. Unlike going to a brewery where servers are happy to let you try a sample, most retail stores typically do not offer consumers a preview. Luckily, that trend is starting to change as new specialty stores create space for small bars, taprooms or filling stations.

Dawn of the Doughnut

Written by Troy Reimink | Tuesday, 02 May 2017 10:26 |

A new era of doughnut consumption has dawned. West Michigan is home to several beloved doughnut stops — Marge’s Donut Den, Sandy’s Donuts, Van’s Pastry Shoppe, to name a few — but here are some of the impressive new players that have joined the market in the past year.

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