Monthly Archives: August 2017

Tall Ship Manitou

Every now and then I guess we become bona fide tourists and while up in the Traverse City area we almost abandoned wine for a three-hour cruise. The whole crew of us boarded the Tall Ship Manitou. The Tall Ship … Continue reading

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Amical

I was going to call this article “Return to Amical,” but somehow, I have never written about this restaurant and I can’t understand why. I first learned about Amical back in 1994 after they opened up, from customers of mine … Continue reading

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Crystal Mountain

Crystal Mountain is a resort in the northwest corner of the lower peninsula of Michigan and it is a year- round facility. It is not far from Traverse City and is a major ski resort in the winter and a … Continue reading

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Villa Marine Bar

While we were up in the wine country, we took a side excursion to another village that we have been to before. We went to Frankfort, Michigan which sits on the Betsy Bay. There is quite a marina just off … Continue reading

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Back to Beulah

Cold Water Creek Inn was beckoning us back after three wineries in the Leelanau Peninsula. We were going to be staying much closer this trip to the northwest corner of Michigan and staying at a resort. Beulah is a very … Continue reading

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Bel Lago Vineyards

Bel Lago Vineyards is another Michigan winery in the Leelanau Peninsula and in Italian it means “beautiful lake” and that is what Lake Leelanau is. The winery was founded in 1987, but there had been vines planted back in the … Continue reading

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Boathouse Vineyards

This was a first for me, a winery that can be visited by car or boat, as the tasting room is located on the waterway connecting North Lake Leelanau with South Lake Leelanau. Michigan is the pleasure boat capital of … Continue reading

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