MWC Sponsor, Prestige Glassware, Unveils New Products
Prestige Glassware is a family run company now being operated by their second generation. They are a MICHIGAN company providing jobs in the community for 45 people. Prestige Glassware is officially recognized in the USA as a premium decorator of glassware.
Prestige has been a glassware decorator for 40 years and has expanded their product line from 12 items to over 950 items. Prestige products are mostly drinkware and similar styled vessels made from glass, ceramic, stainless steel or acrylic. They service a large variety of customers in the hospitality, brewery, winery, and distillery industries. The primary goal of Prestige Glassware is to establish professional relationships while branding other businesses to help them grow and become household names.
Prestige Glassware is a valued member of the Michigan Wine Collaborative and our first newsletter sponsor. Thank you Prestige!
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Upcoming Cold Climate Survey
2018 VESTA Wine Sensory Workshop
This workshop will benefit winemakers, cellar workers, winery staff, and wine enthusiasts who seek a deeper understanding of these topics and their impact on a winery’s success. In addition, workshop attendees will be guided through sensory test methods to access perceived differences and preferences in wine.
Topics include: Welcome and Introduction to Tasting, White Sensory Standards, Red Sensory Standards, and Evaluating Palate Attributes: Alcohol, Acid, and Tannin Wine Defects, Descriptive Wine Analysis of White Wines, Descriptive Analysis of Red Wines, Laboratory Investigating, Wine Competition Methodology and Professional Wine Rating Systems. A certificate will be awarded after the completion of this workshop.
The workshop will be hosted by Chateau Chantal on November 10 & 11. Board member, Cristin Hosmer, will also be offering tours on November 9th of Old Mission Peninsula and Leelanau Peninsula on November 12th.
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Michigan Wine Grape Commission
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A Message from MWC President on the Michigan Wine Grape Commission
MWC Sponsors the Eastern Winery Exposition
2019 NW MI Orchard & Vineyward Show
MWC Member Showcase- September 2018
MDARD Rural Development Grant Opportunity
Craft Beverage Council Board Announced
Terms expiring Sept. 30, 2019:
Rosalind Mayberry of Grand Haven is the wine buyer and consultant/educator for D&W Fresh Market. Mayberry has been studying wine for more than 50 years and has judged wine in France and the United States. She also is a judge at the Michigan Wine Competition and an adjunct faculty member of the Culinary Institute of Baker College in Muskegon where she developed and taught the wine program in Food and Beverage Management. Mayberry holds a master’s and bachelor’s degree from Cornell University. She will serve as the representative of retail food establishments that hold a specifically designated merchant license and sell Michigan wines or beer.
Dustin Stabile of Boyne Falls is the vice president and head winemaker for Mackinaw Trail Winery & Vineyard. Stabile attended Michigan State University and will represent wine makers.
Zachary Owen of Temperance is the vice president of Temperance Distilling. Owen holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Toledo. He will serve as the representative of distillers that manufacture more than 60,000 gallons of spirits per year.
Terms expiring Sept. 30, 2020:
Jim Holton of Mount Pleasant is the owner of Mountain Town Brewing Company & Steakhouse, Camille’s on the River, and Alma Brewing Co. and was one of the first to hold a micro brewer license in the state of Michigan. He is a former mayor of Mount Pleasant, was a city commissioner for the city of Mount Pleasant and is currently the chair of the Michigan Restaurant Association. Holton holds a bachelor’s degree in science economics and business administration from Central Michigan University and will serve as a representative of restaurants that hold a Class C license and serve Michigan wines, beer or sprits.
Scott Graham of Lansing is the executive director of the Michigan Brewers Guild. He was previously a sales manager at Miller Brewing Company and the corporate brewmaster for Big Buck Brewery. He is a current member of the Master Brewers Association of America and a past board member for the Michigan Brewers Guild. Graham attended Kalamazoo College and will serve as the representative of micro brewers or brewpub license holders.
Bradley Stevenson of Grand Rapids is the chief production officer for Founders Brewing Company and was the vice president of operations at Founders from 2011-2014. He is active in the brewing industry nationally and locally. He is a member of the Beer City Brewers Guild and is a past board member of the Michigan Brewers Guild. Stevenson attended Michigan State University and will serve as the representative of large brewers.
Terms expiring Sept. 30, 2021:
Brian Lesperance of Fennville is the vice president of Fenn Valley Vineyards where he is responsible for running all daily operations. Prior to entering the wine industry, he was the marketing director of TechSmith Corp. Lesperance holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Michigan State University’s Eli Broad College of Business and will serve as the representative of wine makers.
Michael Beck of St. Johns is the president of Uncle John’s Cider Mill, Inc. He is the founder and current president of the Michigan Wine Producers Association and is the founder and current chair of CiderCon, the industry’s educational and trade show opportunity. Beck holds a bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Ferris State University and will serve as the representative of wine makers that primarily manufacture cider.
Richard Anderson of Thompsonville is the owner and spirits operations officer for Iron Fish Distillery. Previously, he was an independent consultant on strategy, community change and business development and technology commercialization. Anderson holds a bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning from Michigan State University and a master’s degree from Northern Michigan University. He will serve as the representative of small distillers.
After initial appointments, members will serve three-year terms.
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We NEED You!
Member Satisfaction Survey Sent Out to Members
Southwest Michigan Harvest Notes from President, Dave Miller
Welcome to Our Newest Members!
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Dave Miller, President
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Are you involved in any of MWC’s valuable and dynamic committees? We are looking for motivated and industrious members to help our committees thrive. To request more information on available committee seats click here.
The Cold Climate committee is devoted to the support and innovation of cold climate varieties in Michigan. If you are interested in joining or if you have any questions please Contact Jessica.Meetings will take place the 3rd Monday of the month unless otherwise noted. The next meeting for this committee is TBD in October. Call in information will be listed on Basecamp. Contact Us if you would like to be sent that information
ATTENTION:The Communications committee has recently merged with our Membership committee.
Membership committee call date is November 23rd at 9am. Call in information will be listed on Basecamp. Contact Us if you would like to be sent that information or to check in about the date of the call. Any inquiries may be directed to committee chair Gina Shay.
Sustainability committee meeting is scheduled for Tuesday November 13th at 10am. Call in information is listed on Basecamp. Contact Us if you would like to be sent that information. Any inquiries may be directed to committee chair Matt Moersch.
MWC cannot thank our members enough for supporting us and collaborating with us on the future of the Michigan wine industry. We need you to help us spread the word about MWC membership. Every member who cultivates a fruitful referral will receive a small thank you gift from MWC.
Reminder that board meetings take place monthly. All members (voting and non-voting) are welcomed to attend. In addition, time is allotted for public comments or questions. The next board meeting is scheduled for November 6th at 10 am. Board meetings will take place the first Tuesday of the month unless otherwise noted. For call-in information check Basecamp or contact us here.