Michigan Allows Wine At Farmer’s Markets
May 9, 2013
According to Crain’s Detroit Business, on Tuesday the Michigan Senate passed legislation allowing Michigan wineries to offer tastings of their products at the state’s nearly 300 farmers markets. However, in order to sell wine at farmer’s markets, the winery must produce less than 5,000 gallons.
According to Linda Jones at the Michigan Grape and Wine Industry Council, “The new legislation is a step in the right direction. Some people thought the winery production limit could have been higher, but anything that exposes more people to Michigan wine is positive.”
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Mark Ganchiff is the publisher of Midwest Wine Press, the leading source of news on the growing wine industry in the central United States. Mark has been a wine judge at the 2012 and 2014 INDY International Wine Competition, the 2014 Cold Climate Wine Competition, the 2013 Mid-American Wine Competition, the 2012 Illinois State Fair Wine Competition and the 2013 Michigan Wine Competition. He also enjoys speaking at wine events including the Cold Climate Wine Conference, the Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners Association Annual Meeting, the Midwest Grape and Wine Conference and the Wisconsin Fruit and Vegetable Conference. Mark's articles about regional wine have appeared in Vineyard & Winery Management, WineMaker and several regional magazines.
Mark is a Level One Sommelier in the Court of Master Sommeliers. He lives in Louisville, but also has a residence in Chicago.
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