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NEW BUFFALO | Chicagoans may not realize that just around the lake is the fifth largest wine-producing state in the country, Michigan. Southwest Michigan has become a popular weekend destination from Chicago for wine and beer lovers. We visited late last year and were impressed with the rolling landscape and

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BUCHANAN | Tabor Hill has a slogan that we agree with “Drink Wine. Laugh Often. Live Long.” Don’t be fooled by the rather unfashionable labels that grace each bottle of wine – Tabor Hill have won several local, regional, and national awards for their wines. When we visited, we enjoyed

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BARODA | Round Barn Winery, Distillery & Brewery (yes they do all three) is located amongst a beautiful countryside backdrop and features an Amish built tasting room, relocated from Indiana’s Amish Country to the winery, as a highlight. Approaching the winery, the Round Barn is the first sight to capture

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BREITENBRUNN | Are you looking to visit a lesser known wine region? Consider a visit to the Austrian wine region. Our interest in the region was piqued after trying Blaufrankisch, an Austrian grape variety that’s spicy, rich, and inviting. During a recent trip to the Burgenland we had a chance

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MELBOURNE | Biff Tannin’s opened recently without much fanfare. No press releases, no blogger events, no social media saturation – just a quiet opening in the first week of January down a side street off Sydney Road. Things don’t say secret for long in this town though and through word

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CHICAGO | People are always asking us what we think are Chicago’s best wine shops, and with the holiday season just around the corner, we thought it was time we shared our thoughts on the best places to buy wine in Chicago. Whether its new world or old, local or

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MELBOURNE | Trying to select the best wine bars in Melbourne is a tough task as there are so many great places to enjoy a wine in this city. Whether its new world or old, local or international, white or red, Melbourne’s wine bars have what you’re looking for. We’ve

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LA RIOJA | At The City Lane we’ve always been big fans of Spanish wines. In particular, we have long enjoyed wine from Spain’s largest demarcated wine region, La Rioja. We decided we had to go straight to the source to experience this impressive wine first hand. The origin of

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AUCKLAND | The City Lane was recently flown to Auckland by Emirates to participate in a very special lunch. The purpose of this lunch? To showcase the Australian and New Zealand wines that are available on Trans-Tasman Emirates First and Business Class cabins, as well as the First and Business

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MELBOURNE | City Wine Shop is a bar and retail shop just across from the Parliament building in Melbourne’s CBD from the owners of The European, Siglo, Melbourne Supper Club and Neopoli. With this pedigree comes a certain level of expectation and thankfully those expectations are more than met at