Check out these wines that pair with Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is almost here so don’t let the holiday gobble up your fun by stressing over what dish to bring to your festivities. Instead, grab a bottle of wine. Caitlyn Caroline Wiley and Kayla Franklin from House of Pure Vin appeared on “Live In The D” to discuss what wines pair best with Thanksgiving foods.
Get a taste of Michigan’s food and beverage scene
This weekend one event will bring together some of the area’s best restaurants, award-winning Michigan wines and spirits, and some of southeast Michigan’s best performers. It’s the “Food & Wine Show” from Hour Detroit Magazine, presented by Visit Detroit.
3 reasons to make Canada’s wine country your next getaway
Looking for a great vacation with all kinds of new experiences, like perhaps visiting a winery? Throw in some live entertainment and great restaurants and you have yourself a fun getaway. Well, you might not need to travel as far as you think.
Northern Michigan isn’t the only region with great wineries
May is known for flowers, barbeque, and Memorial Day, but did you know it is actually Michigan Wine Month as declared by Gov. Whitmer? “Michigan Wine Country- Wine and Country Guide” is letting people know all about the wine scene in our state and where to get a taste.
Ann Arbor’s Jim Brady’s restaurant reopens with new menus
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Downtown Ann Arbor eatery Jim Brady’s reopened the doors to its Main Street location on Thursday with new dishes, new cocktails and a revamped wine list. The new dishes were designed by the eatery’s culinary team, headed by Executive Chefs Andre Fuentes from Jim Brady’s Royal Oak location and Executive Chef Reid Shipman from the Ann Arbor location, the restaurant said. Although both the Ann Arbor and Royal Oak locations are now open for dine-in service, the restaurant said it will continue to offer curbside pickup and takeout orders. “We take the health of our community seriously and are taking every precaution to keep everyone safe.”Earlier in March, the restaurant opened its Royal Oak location after renovations. Jim Brady’s Ann Arbor is at 209 S. Main St.
Uganda's Bobi Wine arrested while protesting in the capital
(AP Photo/Nicholas Bamulanzeki, File)KAMPALA – Ugandan opposition figure Bobi Wine was arrested Monday while leading a protest against the detention of many of his supporters in the aftermath of a presidential election. Police arrested Wine near a public square in the capital and then drove him back to his home outside Kampala. AdMuseveni was declared the winner of the Jan. 14 elections with 58% of the vote while Wine had 35%. But opposition figures such as Wine accuse Museveni of increasingly ruling like his predecessors. Museveni warned in a televised address Sunday night that opposition supporters who allegedly plan to disrupt his inauguration in May face arrest.
Uganda's Bobi Wine calls for peaceful protests after polls
Ugandan opposition figure Bobi Wine, whose real name is Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, speaks at a press conference in Kampala, Uganda Monday, Feb. 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Nicholas Bamulanzeki)KAMPALA – Ugandan opposition figure Bobi Wine is calling for peaceful protests in the aftermath of presidential elections, charging that electoral authorities are “grappling with forged results” that showed victory for President Yoweri Museveni. Wine on Tuesday asserted that the East African country’s constitution allows peaceful protests. Uganda's top court last week permitted Wine to withdraw a petition his attorneys had filed seeking to invalidate Museveni's reelection. AdUganda has never seen a peaceful transfer of power, one reason why even some within Museveni's party openly say he must groom a successor.
Sip fine wine straight from Napa Valley with the Live in the D crew!
Tati Amare and Jason Carr are hosting an evening of gourmet food, fine wine, and conversations. It’s the “WDIV Insiders: Virtual Wine and Dine event”! You’ll enjoy a gourmet dinner for two from Bistro Joe’s in Birmingham along with two bottles of wine from Celani Family Vineyards. Celani Family Vineyards in the Napa Valley wine country in California. Tom Celani, the owner of Celani Family Vineyards offered some advice on making your wine worth every sip.
Exclusive to WDIV Insiders: Virtual wine & dine event with Jason Carr, Tati Amare
A special INSIDER event: Join “Live in the D’s” Jason Carr and Tati Amare for an exciting night of gourmet food, fine wine, and special guests. It’s a virtual WDIV Insider Event: March 11 at 7 p.m. Space is limited and the deadline to enter is Monday at 4 p.m. so don’t wait too long to order. You’ll enjoy dinner for two from Bistro Joe’s, along with two bottles of wine from Celani Family Vineyards. This package includes dinner for two and two bottles of wine -- Price: $150 plus tax (retail value over $180). You’ll also have a chance to win a trip to Tom Celani’s family estate in Napa Valley.
Uganda's Wine withdraws court challenge to election results
(AP Photo/Nicholas Bamulanzeki, File)KAMPALA – Ugandan opposition figure Bobi Wine says he will withdraw a legal petition that sought to overturn the victory of President Yoweri Museveni in last month's presidential election. Wine, who insists his movement is nonviolent, cited the chief justice's comments in explaining his decision to withdraw the petition. Museveni was declared the winner of the Jan. 14 election with 58% of the vote while Wine had 35%. Wine initially said he did not wish to launch a legal challenge because a courtroom loss would validate Museveni's victory. Museveni won previous legal challenges to his election victories, and analysts had predicted the judges were still unlikely to rule against him.
Uganda's Bobi Wine urges 'strong action' over disputed polls
(AP Photo/Nicholas Bamulanzeki, File)KAMPALA – Ugandan opposition figure Bobi Wine is urging the international community to back up concerns over the country's disputed elections with “strong actions" against President Yoweri Museveni's government. Museveni, like all dictators, is not moved by words,” said Wine, a 38-year-old singer and legislator whose real name is Kyagulanyi Ssentamu. “We hope that there will be more action following the strongly worded statements,” he said of international condemnation of the elections. The U.S. and the European Union have noted concerns about Uganda’s elections. Museveni won the Jan. 14 polls with 58% of the vote while Wine had 35%, according to official results.
Uganda's Bobi Wine goes to court to dispute president's win
An attorney for Bobi Wine says Ugandan soldiers have withdrawn from the opposition presidential challengers home the day after a judge ruled that his house arrest was unlawful. (AP Photo/Nicholas Bamulanzeki)KAMPALA – Ugandan presidential challenger Bobi Wine on Monday launched a court case seeking to overturn the re-election of President Yoweri Museveni, who has been in power for 35 years. The Supreme Court ruled three times that electoral irregularities were not substantial enough to affect the outcome. They withdrew from Wine's residence last week after a judge ruled that Wine's home is not a detention facility. He has repeatedly called for the retirement of Museveni, a U.S. ally on regional security who accuses Wine of being a foreign agent.
Judge orders Uganda's Bobi Wine freed from house arrest
FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 file photo, Uganda's leading opposition challenger Bobi Wine fills his ballot before voting in Kampala, Uganda. A judge ruled on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021 that Ugandan security forces cannot detain presidential challenger Bobi Wine inside his home, rebuking authorities for holding the candidate under house arrest following a disputed election. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)KAMPALA – A judge ruled on Monday that Ugandan security forces cannot detain presidential challenger Bobi Wine inside his home, rebuking authorities for holding the candidate under house arrest following a disputed election. Ugandan authorities have said Wine can only leave his home on the outskirts of the capital, Kampala, under military escort because they fear his presence in public could incite rioting. The U.S. Embassy in a Twitter post said the judge's ruling “underscores the role of an impartial judiciary,” adding that Washington “calls on security forces to honor the decision.”U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said: “It’s very important that the security forces do show restraint and also obey ... the order."
Uganda's Bobi Wine accuses president of staging vote 'coup'
FILE- in this Jan. 15, 2021 file photo, Uganda's leading opposition challenger Bobi Wine walks back to his residence after giving a press conference outside Kampala, Uganda. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)KAMPALA – Ugandan presidential challenger Bobi Wine on Friday accused the country's longtime president of staging a "coup” in last week's election and urged people to protest his loss through nonviolent means. President Yoweri Museveni “committed a coup against the constitution and against the people of Uganda,” the opposition leader said from his home on the outskirts of the capital, Kampala. Museveni won the election with 58% of the vote while Wine had 34%, according to official results. Museveni accuses Wine of being a foreign agent, which the opposition leader denies.
Despite election loss, Uganda's Bobi Wine wins growing power
While longtime President Yoweri Museveni has been declared the winner of a sixth term, the rise of the 38-year-old Wine's party marks a generational shift. You keep cutting, chipping away until the tree falls," said Joel Ssenyonyi, spokesman for Wine's National Unity Platform. Museveni, a former guerilla leader who has held office since 1986, faced arguably his greatest election challenge yet from Wine. Wine, who is effectively under house arrest, can challenge the election results in Uganda's highest court. A presidential candidate must launch any legal challenge to election results within 10 days of the declaration of final results.
Uganda police surround Bobi Wine's opposition party offices
Mityana Municipality politician, Zaake Francis, close ally to opposition leader Bobi Wine gestures, in Rubaga hospital, Kampala, Uganda, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, after he was alledgedly beaten by security personnel at the gates of Bobi Wine's house on Saturday. Police swooped in at dawn at the offices of Wine’s National Unity Platform, diverted traffic, and stopped people from entering, party spokesman Joel Ssenyonyi told The Associated Press. Wine’s party has said it has video evidence of the military stuffing ballot boxes, casting ballots for people and chasing voters away from polling stations. The Daily Monitor newspaper reported that the vote-rich central district of Wakiso, widely seen as Wine's stronghold, was the most affected. “We reiterate our intention to pursue action against those responsible for the undermining of democracy and human rights in Uganda,” it said.
Uganda's opposition rejects Museveni's reelection as 'fraud'
Uganda's military on Sunday continued to hold top opposition challenger Wine at his home, saying troops were there to protect him. Forty-five million Ugandans are yearning for peaceful change, to redefine our country and our democracy.”Wine’s opposition party called on all Ugandans "to reject this fraud ... “As we speak now, our president (Wine) is under illegal detention at his home,” opposition lawmaker Mathias Mpuuga, told reporters at a news conference Sunday. Wine's party alleged that soldiers had actually broken into his compound and were freely using utilities including power and water. Calling himself the “ghetto president,” Wine had strong support in Uganda's cities, urban where frustration with unemployment and corruption is high.
Uganda says president wins 6th term as vote-rigging alleged
A supporter of Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni celebrates in Kampala, Uganda, Saturday Jan. 16, 2021, after their candidate was declared winner of the presidential elections. Ugandas electoral commission says longtime President Yoweri Museveni has won a sixth term, while top opposition challenger Bobi Wine alleges rigging and officials struggle to explain how polling results were compiled amid an internet blackout. The self-described “ghetto president” had strong support in urban centers where frustration with unemployment and corruption is high. He said he won't leave Uganda and abandon its 45 million people to the kind of treatment he has faced. In response to his allegations of vote-rigging, Uganda’s electoral commission said Wine should prove it.
Uganda opposition leader Bobi Wine says military enters home
Uganda's leading opposition challenger Bobi Wine walks back to his residence after giving a press conference outside Kampala, Uganda, Friday,Jan. Ugandas electoral commission says President Yoweri Museveni leads in Thursdays election with results in from 29% of polling stations. He has 63% of ballots while top opposition candidate Bobi Wine has 28%. The electoral commission said Wine should prove his allegations of rigging. The electoral commission said it “may not be able” to provide details of where the published results are from.
Ann Arbor’s Miss Kim hosts pop-up series with local partners
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Expect pizza and wine during Miss Kim’s December lineup of tasty pop-ups. On the tails of its successful November pop-up series with James Beard Award-nominated chef Max Sussman, Miss Kim is partnering up with local food personalities Chef Jack Goforth and Kristie Brablec. From 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Dec. 5, 12 and 19, Goforth’s fermented Neapolitan-styled pizza will be served with wines selected by Brablec specifically for the pop-up. Pizzas are limited and available for pre-order through the Miss Kim website. Pick up pop-up pizza and wine (and some Korean food) at the Kerrytown restaurant at 415 N. Fifth Ave.
Uganda police raid offices of presidential hopeful Bobi Wine
Supporters of Bobi Wine, a legislator whose real name is Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, sit in the back of a police truck after being arrested, outside his campaign headquarters in Kampala, Uganda Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Ronald Kabuubi)KAMPALA – Armed police on Wednesday “besieged” the campaign headquarters of Bobi Wine, a pop star and politician who is seeking Uganda's presidency in elections set for 2021, an opposition figure said. Wine and other party officials have not been arrested, he said. But in a Twitter post Wine reported that “comrades had been injured” after police “raided” his headquarters and seized documents and other items. He is able to seek another term after the legislature voted to remove constitutional age limits on the presidency.
Michigan wineries see boost in business despite pandemic
LEELANAU COUNTY, Mich – While many businesses took a hit this summer due to the ongoing pandemic. that wasn’t the case for several Northern Michigan wineries. “We’ve had the best June, July and August in the tasting room that we’ve ever had here," said Mike Laing, Director of MAWBYness in Suttons Bay. “I think people were excited to get out, get outside and see vineyards and wide-open spaces and up north -- we have that," Laing said. "Maybe they’re lingering longer, so we’re seeing customers who are here are spending more, staying longer.”MORE: Reopening Michigan
Uganda's Bobi Wine complains of threats to presidential bid
Bobi Wine, a singer and lawmaker whose real name is Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, speaks at the National Unity Platform (NUP) head office in the Kamwokya suburb of Kampala, Uganda Monday, Aug. 31, 2020. Bobi Wine, who spoke on Monday to answer questions swirling around his age and academic record, cited "a pattern of repression and suppression" aiming to derail his bid against the long-time president Yoweri Museveni in polls scheduled for 2021. (AP Photo/Ronald Kabuubi)KAMPALA Ugandan singer and opposition politician Bobi Wine said on Monday he faces a pattern of repression and suppression seeking to derail his bid to challenge the country's long-time president in elections next year. Museveni accuses Wine and other opposition figures of encouraging young people into rioting. People associated with Wine are a misguided group being used by some foreigners to destabilize Uganda, the president said last week.
You can wine and wander on these Michigan trails
You can road trip to an adventure right here in Michigan. Theres something new near the shores of Lake Michigan that will have you enjoying wine and wandering. Jenn Piotrowski with the Moersch Hospitality Group joined host Tati Amare to talk about their Wine And Wander activity on trails through the woods. The trails are approximately 3.6 miles in total but there are short cuts if you wish to go a shorter distance. Wine tastings are available at the Round Barn Estate Monday-Friday.
Ann Arbors historic Blue Front to reopen mid-August
ANN ARBOR Having shut its doors in June due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the historic Blue Front in downtown Ann Arbor will reopen in mid-August with new owners. He said buying the Blue Front seemed like a good way to diversify while also preserving an Ann Arbor landmark. When able to, Vogt said that Blue Front will return to offering tasting events as well as monthly beer and wine clubs. Currently, the store is restocking its shelves and waiting for licenses to transfer before it can reopen. Blue Front Ann Arbor is at 701 Packard St.Related:
Celebrate National Wine and Cheese Day at this Livonia market
Livonia National Wine and Cheese Day is this Saturday, and we thought wed help you get ready. Joes Produce and Gourmet Market in Livonia has everything you need to make the day special. Jason Carr was joined by Fillipo Morandi, the Wine Director at Joes Produce, and Cheyenne Rodler, their Cheese Manager, over video chat. Joes Produce is a second-generation owned gourmet market. If you would like to try out the wine and cheese at Joes Produce and Gourmet Market, they are located at 33152 W Seven Mile Road in Livonia.
Wine tasting has gone virtual thanks to this Detroit based winery!
Wine-ding down has never been easier thanks to Detroit Vineyards. The local winery is offering virtual wine tastings from the comfort of your own home! During the COVID-19 stay-at-home order, Detroit Vineyards was looking for a way to still interact with its customers, and it came up with the idea of doing a virtual tasting. They recently opened their tasting room in Eastern Market. For more information visit their website, or check out their tasting room at 1000 Gratiot Avenue in Detroit.
Blue Front Ann Arbor to close its doors by end of June
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Located on the corner of Packard Street and Arbor Street, Blue Front Ann Arbor has announced that it will close its doors by the end of June. Now a specialty craft beer and wine store, Blue Front has a long history in Ann Arbor. Having grown up in Ann Arbor a few blocks from Blue Front years before he purchased it, Blinder is sad to see his involvement with the historic business end, but is optimistic for its future. Nevertheless, he is thankful for his customers who have supported Blue Front over the years, some of whom have traveled to the Ann Arbor store from Toledo and Grand Rapids. Blue Front Ann Arbor is at 701 Packard St.
Are you drinking wine the right way?
Tomorrow is National Drink Wine Day, so ahead of that, we wanted to know: Is there a right way to drink wine? We asked: Does it really matter what type of glass you drink wine out of? How about holding the wine glass, should you hold a chilled wine by the stem of the glass? Should you only serve red wines with red meat and white wines with poultry and seafood? How do you drink your wine?