$40 for a Michigan Wine Appreciation 101 Class for Two ($80 Value)
Each class includes tasting of six Michigan wines with cheese and chocolate. Choose from the following dates:
- Sunday, August 18, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- Sunday, August 25, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- Sunday, September 8, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- Sunday, September 15, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Tasting guides give a casual introduction to six Michigan wines, each made from private estate-grown or local fruit. They teach participants how to identify each wine by nose, color, palate, and other criteria, and accompany the tastings with a plate of Michigan cheeses and chocolates.
Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room
Shannon and Cortney Casey have journeyed all over the state of Michigan in pursuit of their passion: wine. Michigan By The Bottle started as a blog, but their readers' demand for locally produced wine spurred them to open their own tasting room. Now, though the pair still creates wine-focused videos and interviews Michigan winemakers, they spend much of their time slinging wine at Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room locations in Shelby Township, Royal Oak and Auburn Hills. Each location is operated in partnership with multiple wineries throughout Michigan and offers an opportunity to try a variety of wines in "flights." Michigan-made snacks also are available. The tasting rooms are open to the public Wednesday through Sunday for public tastings and are closed for private and special events on Monday and Tuesday. MBTB also hosts a number of open-to-the-public drop-in events, including wine workshops, live music, trivia, guided tastings and more.