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Video: How “Sex” Bubbly Got its Name from Larry Mawby

Northern Michigan’s King of Bubbly, Larry Mawby, is well-known for creating sparkling wine in Leelanau County. At his L. Mawby Vineyards Suttons Bay tasting room, wine goers sip samples of bottle-fermented and tank-fermented sparkling wines. And when tasting room staff members state, “Have you tried sex yet?” a moment of confusion lingers followed by a flow a laughter when a bottle of dry rosé labeled with the name “Sex” is presented to taste.

Watch this MyNorth Media video to hear from the nationally-recognized vintner of sparkling wines on how his brut rosé bubbly entitled “Sex” originally got its name.

Want more? Read this Q&A with Larry Mawby originally featured in the January 2015 issue of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine.


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