Wine Tasting to Celebrate Michigan Wine Month


DETROIT — The Michigan Grape and Wine Industry Council is sponsoring the “Michigan Wine Showcase” on April 15, at the Rattlesnake Club in Detroit. Master Sommeliers Madeline Triffon and Claudia Tyagi are closely involved with this project and will celebrate Michigan Wine Month with this event.

Winemakers and winery owners will be on hand during the walk-around tasting to share their new release wines from the 2012 vintage. Guests can sample more than 100 wines. Rattlesnake Chef Chris Franz will prepare an array of appetizers to complement the wide variety of artisan wines.

The event honors the state’s wide selection of quality wines and the wine industry’s significant contribution to the economy. Michigan’s 101 wineries welcome more than 1 million visitors to their tasting rooms each year, and he state’s wine and grape industries contribute nearly $800 million to the state’s economy annually.

Admission to the showcase is $38 per person in advance or $45 at the door. The Rattlesnake Club is located in Rivertown neighborhood at 300 River Place Dr. For more information, and to purchase tickets online, visit