Founders Taproom coming to Detroit 

Founders Brewing Company is reportedly opening a taproom in Detroit.

Crain’s Detroit Business reports that the Grand Rapids brewery responsible for some of Michigan’s most iconic craft beer is opening the taproom in Detroit’s fast-developing Midtown neighborhood.

A 12,000-square-foot building currently sits at the proposed site on Charlotte Street. The reported location is about a 5-minute walk away from Little Caesars Arena where the Red Wings and Pistons will play next season.

The report cites unnamed sources, but if the expansion does occur, it will mark Founders first in a city other than Grand Rapids since it was founded by Dave Engbers and Mike Stevens in 1997.
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An official announcement from the brewery is expected on Tuesday, April 25, according to Crain’s.

Founders expanded its Grand Rapids taproomat 235 Grandville Ave SW, in 2014. The $25 million project doubled its beer-making capacity to 600,000 barrels. Already a player in the national craft beer scene, it appears Founders is ready to take another step with a jump to Detroit.

St.Patricks Day Special’s 

Check out some of these great wine’s for St.Patricks Day 👍🍀🍀

Varietal:  Greg Norman Sauvignon Blanc

One of the most commonly planted and cultivated white wine grape varietals in the world is the Sauvignon Blanc. This green skinned grape originated in southern France, where it is still grown today and produced into exceptionally high quality wines. However, it is also very much a varietal of the New World, and can be found almost anywhere with the correct climatic conditions for it to thrive in. Generally, Sauvignon Blanc grapes prefer cooler climates, and benefit best from an early harvest. Too much exposure to heat causes the juices inside the fruit to lose much of their character, and results in flat, uninteresting wines devoid of the grapes’ usual bite and crispiness. In many countries, Sauvignon Blanc grape juices are aged in barrels, and are allowed to undergo malolactic fermentation, which transforms this dry and refreshing, zesty and fruity white wine into something far mellower, more buttery and refine.
Winery Vina Santa Rita – Red Blend

Region: Valle Central

The Valle Central of Chile is widely regarded as being one of the oldest ‘New World’ wine regions of earth, with a history that extends back over five hundred years to the time of the first European settlers in South America. Whilst they were mainly preoccupied with planting vines for the production of sacramental wines, today, the wine industry of Valle Central has never been stronger. With a wide range of vines flourishing in the region, thanks to the many micro-climates the valley provides, wineries can make the most of their particular location and produce fully ripened grapes of exquisite flavour and character. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc and Carmenere grow very well all throughout the various areas within Valle Central, and the region is developing a serious reputation for excellence on the world stage.

Fowles – Shiraz

Rated 91 by Robert Parker

Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2013 Are You Game? Shiraz offers notes of blackberries, black cherries, cassis, blueberries, some black pepper, violets and a hint of cloves. Medium to full-bodied and richly fruited in the mouth, it offers beautifully rounded, perfectly ripe tannins and a long, perfumed finish. An absolute bargain of a cracking Shiraz!