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New Michigan Wine Magazine to Debut March 1

Michigan will have a new wine magazine. Dedicated mostly to Michigan wines, the digital, quarterly publication — michiganUncorked — will be sent electronically to those who subscribe via the website: The annual subscription rate is $9.99.

“As the Michigan wine industry continues to grow, it makes sense to have a magazine dedicated to all aspects of Michigan wine,” said Editor-in-Chief Jim Rink. “Main topic areas will include books, enology, education, food and wine, research, travel, technology and viticulture.”

Rink added that the magazine will appeal to readers of all ages, but, since 42 percent of wine drinkers today represent a younger demographic, the magazine will also include content for this “next generation” of wine drinkers, who have a unique approach to evaluating and tasting wine.

michiganUncorked will feature an award-winning staff, including California sommelier Ellen Landis, CS, CSW, who has judged Michigan wines in statewide competition. Other noteworthy staff:

  • Editor-in-Chief Jim Rink is also editor of the award-winning American Wine Society Journal and co-owner of Boskydel Vineyard in Lake Leelanau, Mich. He was a contributing editor for AAA Michigan Living and also freelances as a writer and designer.
  • Associate Editor Kim Schneider is an award-winning travel writer and professional journalist with experience as a full-time staff member at three metropolitan newspapers. She has also worked as a magazine editor, college journalism instructor and blogger.
  • Associate Editor Greg Tasker was former entertainment editor for The Detroit News, and is a professional journalist with extensive writing and editing experience. Specialties include travel writing and editing, Michigan wines, business, automotive, and features.
  • Contributing writers: Cortney Casey, co-owner of Michigan By The Bottle tasting rooms and wine blogger, Dianna Stampfler, president of Promote Michigan, Sharon Flesher, former UPI reporter and Madeleine Vedel, a former food and wine tour operator in France, and a contributor to the American Wine Society Journal.

michiganUncorked will be published in digital format with flippable pages, accessible on computers, tablets and smart phones. A free preview issue of michiganUncorked is available now at The magazine also maintains Facebook and Twitter accounts.