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Snooth User: Angela Crossin


Posted by Angela Crossin, May 26, 2014.

Hello, new friends. I am looking very forward to getting on board (literally and figuratively). I am in the SW Michigan region, which is actually boasting some decent wine these days.


Reply by duncan 906, May 26, 2014.

Welcome Angela and I hope you enjoy this forum. I am afraid I have never been to Michagan nor tasted its wines.I have not seen them on sale over here. I am a Londoner who drinks mainly French wine.

Reply by EMark, May 26, 2014.

Welcome, Angela.  We have received a few good reports about Michigan wines, but it is great to have your eyes, and taste buds, right there to keep us up to date on developments. As you might imagine most of our reports on U.S. wine are heavily left coast biased.

Reply by JonDerry, May 26, 2014.

Welcome aboard...would be great to hear about some of the happenings from the emerging Michigan wine scene.

Reply by dvogler, May 26, 2014.

Welcome to the forum Angela.  You're not far from the Niagara area which is producing some very highly rated wine.  I'd suspect not many of us could name a Michigan winery.  Let us know if there's something that you think is particularly noteworthy!  What wines are you enjoying now? (from anywhere).

Reply by GregT, May 26, 2014.

Hi Angela. I'm from Michigan. They used to make terrible sweet wine. Mostly from apples and other fruits. More recently, they've stunned me with the quality of the wine. That all happened since I left 20 some years ago. If you're in the SW, you are near what so far I think is the best winery in the state - Wyncroft. As luck would have it, I just found some tasting notes today from a dinner I went to a few years ago when I discovered them. Jim Lester is the winemaker and he does wonderful Chardonnay and even Pinot Noir, which is not my favorite grape.

Farther north in Traverse City and in Leelanau they are doing pretty good Rieslings and a few people are making Blaufranisch, which you should try if you haven't. I only know of 2 - Shady Lane and Circa, so if you find more, I'm really interested. I get back there a few times a year and I'll look some up.

Please keep us up to date - it's a very interesting new wine producing state.

And welcome!

Reply by vin0vin0, May 27, 2014.

Hello Angela.  I'm also originally from Michigan but have been in North Carolina for quite a few years now. I still have most of my family (parents, brother, sisters and their families) in the mitten state.  We visit often and try to get some winery tours in when we can.  In the southwest we've been to St. Julian (nice but fairly big and commercial), Warner Vineyards (not a good experience due to the person behind the tasting counter at the time) and Cody Kresta Vineyard and Winery (very nice experience all the way around).

Several years ago we visited and enjoyed all of the wineries on the Old Mission peninsula and some of the ones on Leelanau and in Traverse City.

I'd love to hear your favorites so that I can add them to my list of places to see next time we're up.

Reply by SandyBecka444, May 30, 2014.

Hi Everyone,

I just went searching on Google for the nutritional information about a wine I just purchased. Much to my surprize I found the website for wine lovers. It looks cool and very interesting so I decided to sign up as a wine lover. I have always wanted to know more about wines for the medicinal purposes. I personally fine a little wine relaxes the nerves in my stomach and seems to aide me with digestion.

Reply by EMark, May 30, 2014.

Welcome, Sandy.  In all honesty there are not a lot of us who enjoy wine because of the health benefits, but we do use that as an excuse, occasionally.  ;-)


Reply by SandyBecka444, May 30, 2014.

Thanks EMARK, for the warm welcome. I am making a lot of healthy lifestyle changes. Back in my youth I use to drink not for health benefits at all. LOL Speaking for myself, I have never been a much of "wine" drinker, although I knew there is a lot of different wines for different occasions. I have always been curious but never took the time to investigate. Now with this wine lovers social site, I am excited to be able to take some time to learn all about wines. 

Reply by EMark, May 30, 2014.

Well, Sandy, again, welcome.  Let's see if we can start up a conversation. I live in California and have been enjoying wine since college days--decades ago.  Living in California and living in a large metropolitan area gives me some advantage in being able to try a lot of different wines.  I will I am prejudiced towards California wines, and, particularly reds such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Zinfandel.  Mrs. EMark, on the other hand is more of a white wine drinker. No big deal.  She opens up what she likes and I open up what I like.

Life is good

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