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Welter family

The Journeyman’s Path

Fans of Journeyman certified organic spirits have a gentleman from a small island off Australia to thank for the spark that led Bill Welter to open the distillery in the Village of Three Oaks in 2011.
Mari Vineyards silhouette

Aging Wines Underground

As a child growing up in Iron Mountain, Marty Lagina, owner of Mari Vineyards, remembers the occasional trip to his grandmother’s cellar. She kept cured meats and plants there, as well as wine in production. He called it Nonna Mari’s Cellar.
Oceana Winery interior

Muskegon’s Historic Century Club Revival

Today known collectively as the Century Club Center, it reopened in 2011. Its three buildings — Russell Block Market, Century Club Shops and the former Muskegon Saving Bank — houses nearly two dozen specialty retailers, offices and a 3,000-square-foot ballroom.
crows hard cider

An earth-friendly approach

Up on the Leelanau Peninsula not far from Northport, Court Wengreen and Ben Crow are making a name for themselves.  “I’m Green and he’s Crow,” said...

Sipping Michigan, one glass at a time

The blogging world was just taking shape in 2009 when Shannon and Cortney Casey stepped into the local wine scene with MichiganByTheBottle.com. “We enjoyed visiting...
Two James Barrel Rack

A Sip in Time

The oldest surviving neighborhood in Detroit, Corktown, is home to Two James Spirits — the first distillery to open in the city since Prohibition ended.
Brys Estate's Secret Garden - Walkway

Brys Estate’s Secret Garden

Tucked back in off Blue Water and Center roads in the heart of Old Mission Peninsula, a lush 12-acre secret garden is waiting to be explored.
Maple Moon Wine

Tapping into Michigan’s Maple Moon Wine

Tapping trees has become a new tradition for the Petersen family in Petoskey, owners of Maple Moon Sugarbush and Winery — America’s first and only maple winery.
Roasted Banana Coffee Cake

Cottage Daze

Laurie McNamara, author of the new cookbook “Simply Scratch”, shares her favorite breakfast meals for easy weekend entertaining at the cabin or cottage.
Hot chocolate with whipped cream

Crafting cocoa

Growing in popularity at coffee shops, artisan markets and specialty stores across the state, specialty hot chocolate is warming up Michiganders with each unique recipe. Cafes and restaurants also are crafting their own cocoa beverages.

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