Columnist Joel Goldberg reports on a potential new location for the popular Village Corner wine retailer – at the Courtyard Shops on Plymouth Road. However, owner Dick Scheer still needs to obtain a transfer of his beverage licenses from the state’s liquor control commission before he can reopen his store, which closed last November to make room for the 601 S. Forest housing project.
Wine columnist Joel Goldberg delivers his annual guide to moderately-priced “bubblies” – champagne for under $25 a bottle. This year includes the twist of trademark infringement litigation, and some notes on changes among local wine purveyors.
Columnist Joel Goldberg surveys eight local supermarkets and compares prices on 21 different wines. He found prices on individual bottles varied as much as 80% among the stores – and a total tab for the identical assortment of wines could be 30% higher or lower, depending on where you shop.
Columnist Joel Goldberg takes a look at the wine industry debate between naturalists and traditionalists, through the lens of a new winery in the Ann Arbor area: DeAngelis Cantina del Vino, which is opening in mid-October.
Columnist Joel Goldberg takes a look at the business model based on kit wines, including a local example of this type of business: Spotted Dog Winery in Saline.
Wine columnist Joel Goldberg takes an in-depth look at laws governing BYOB, and finds some surprises for those interested in taking a bottle from their own wine cellar to their favorite restaurant.
Chronicle wine columnist Joel Goldberg takes a look this month at Old Shore Vineyards and the marketing buzz its created with 93 cases of a single wine.
Jan and Dan Longone have donated over 20,000 documents in culinary history to the University of Michigan. Ann Arbor Chronicle wine columnist Joel Goldberg attended and documented the June 8 reception when the Longones’ collection was formally received by UM provost Teresa Sullivan.
Wine columnist Joel Goldberg and the Vinous Posse corralled 18 rosés to give Chronicle readers their take on the best and the worst of this perfect warm weather wine – or put another way, from “a ballerina of a wine in pink tulle” to “barnyard funk.”
Columnist Joel Goldberg previews the Ann Arbor Art Center’s WineFest, and talks to Laurence Féraud – the first French winemaker to chair the annual fundraiser.