Friday, April 20, 2012

Michigan Wine Showcase Set April 30 at Rattlesnake Club In Detroit

andrew macfarlaneDetroit, MI -- The Michigan Grape and Wine Industry Council is sponsoring the "Michigan Wine Showcase" on Monday, April 30, at The Rattlesnake Club in Detroit. Master Sommeliers Madeline Triffon and Claudia Tyagi are closely involved with this project and are excited to celebrate Michigan Wine Month with this event.

Winemakers and winery owners will be on hand during this fabulous walk-around tasting to share their new release wines from the exceptional 2011 vintage. From 6:00 to 8:30 p.m., guests can sample from more than 100 wines and order their favorites from Plum Market, the event's retail partner. Rattlesnake Chef Chris Franz will prepare an array of lavish appetizers to complement the wide variety of artisan wines.

Enjoy a variety of wines from these Michigan wineries:
Bel Lago ~ Black Star Farms ~ Bowers Harbor Vineyards ~ Brengman Brothers ~ Brys Estate ~ Burgdorf's Winery ~ Chateau Chantal ~ Chateau Fontaine ~ Chateau Grand Traverse ~ Circa Estate ~ Fenn Valley ~ Forty-Five North ~ Good Harbor Vineyards ~ l.mawby/m.lawrence ~ Left Foot Charley ~ Peninsula Cellars ~ Round Barn Winery ~ Sandhill Crane Vineyards ~ Verterra ~ Wyncroft ~ and more!

Admission to the Showcase is $40 per person in advance, or $45 at the door. The Rattlesnake Club is located in Rivertown neighborhood, at 300 River Place Drive, in Detroit. For more information, and to purchase tickets online, visit www.michiganwines.com/showcase; or contact Karel Bush at bushk9@michigan.gov or 517-241-4468.

The Michigan Grape and Wine Industry Council is pleased to highlight the event's tie-in with April as Michigan Wine Month, which honors the state's wide selection of quality wines and the wine industry's significant contribution to the economy. Michigan's 93 wineries welcome more than 1 million visitors to their tasting rooms each year, and Michigan's wine and grape industries contribute nearly $800 million to the state's economy annually.

The Michigan Grape and Wine Industry Council is an 11-member panel that supports the growth of the grape and wine industry in Michigan. It is housed in the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development, which is the official state agency charged with serving, promoting and protecting the food, agriculture and agricultural economic interests of the people of the state of Michigan.

Photo by Andrew McFarlane

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