All over Northern Michigan ranging from Traverse City to Leelanau County to Harbor Springs, Northern Michigan wine has become a staple in many households. Whether you enjoy pairing your vino with food (cheese please!) or just sipping on a glass of red after a day of work, we have some Northern Michigan wine tips and pairings to make the next glass your best one yet.
How to Taste Wine
There’s a method to the madness of tasting wine. Let Chateau Chantal’s Mark Johnson shed some light on what your tongue should be tasting with this MyNorth Media video:
Perhaps one of the most classic, yet delicious traditions in the world of pairing is cheese and wine. This combination seems simple but if you pair a winning match your tastebuds are clear victors. As you might discover you can’t go wrong with a late harvest riesling and some raclette!
Petoskey Cheese owner Katie Potts walks us through how to make a cheese plate in this MyNorth Media video:
Dinnertime holds a lot of pairing potential. Whole meals can be planned around a wine. But first you have to decide on what you want to work around. The wine or the main dish? Are you in the mood for some seafood? Red meat? Something a bit more rustic? Don’t worry there’s a wine waiting to complement your chosen dish.
This recipe for fall-off-the-bone short ribs by Patrick Brys of Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery in Traverse City is chock-full of flavor. Get the recipe and find out what to pair it with in this MyNorth Media video:
Spread out the blanket, enjoy some Northern Michigan natural beauty and get out the corkscrew:
Because dessert is usually pretty sweet, the general rule of thumb is to not over do it. Try pairing a sweeter wine with a less sugary option like pears, or go ahead and indulge your sweet tooth with something delicious. Learn more with the following link: