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Celebrate Michigan wine at annual showcase

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April is Michigan Wine Month, and that means that the Michigan Wine Showcase is back in town, April 7, at the RattleSnake Club at Rivertown in Detroit.

This annual event is sponsored by the Michigan Grape and Wine Industry Council, with expert assistance from Master Sommeliers Madeline Triffon and Claudia Tyagi.

You can explore more than 100 Michigan-grown wines, and meet winemakers and winery owners during this strolling tasting, 6-8:30 p.m. There’s also food prepared by RattleSnake Chef Chris Franz.

Admission is $38 per person in advance, or $45 at the door. For more information, and to purchase tickets online, visit www.michiganwines.com/showcase; or contact Sherri Goodreau at goodreaus@michigan.gov or 517-284-5733.

Michigan Wine Month, which honors the state’s wide selection of quality wines and the wine industry’s significant contribution to the economy, will host 30 Michigan wineries including:

Bel Lago Vineyards and Winery; Black Star Farms; Blue Water Winery; Blustone Vineyards; Bowers Harbor; Brengman Brothers; Brys Estate; Burgdorf's Winery; Chateau Aeronautique; Chateau Chantal; Chateau Fontaine; Chateau Grand Traverse; Ciccone Vineyard and Winery; Cody Kresta; Dizzy Daisy; Fenn Valley Vineyards and Wine Cellar; Forty-Five North; Good Harbor Vineyards; Hawthorne Vineyards; L.Mawby; Laurentide; Leelanau Wine Cellars; Left Foot Charley; Mackinaw Trail Winery; Peninsula Cellars; Raftshol Vineyards/Three Fires Wine; Round Barn Winery; Sandhill Crane Vineyards; Verterra Winery; and Wyncroft Marland.

The Michigan Grape and Wine Industry Council is a 12-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.

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