Your Glass Shows Your Class

In Wine Geek’s decades of experience with this subject, he has seen the entire gamut: from restaurateurs that used only expensive crystal (albeit not always wine-friendly) to those that would refuse to pay more than $1 a glass (which were so thick & heavy, one could hammer nails with them). …

GLWAS Retirement Announcement

Great Lakes Wine & Spirits would like to thank John (J.P.) Payne for his 30 years of service.     J.P. started as a delivery driver, known for his promptness and willingness to work with the router for the most efficient delivery schedule. J.P. later carried his penchant for efficiency …

The Prisoner Wine Company

Great Lakes Wine & Spirits is excited to announce that we now distribute the wines of The Prisoner Wine Company, including: The Prisoner Red, Saldo Zinfandel, Cuttings Cabernet Sauvignon, Thorn Merlot, and Blindfold White Blend.  

An Explosion of Pink!

Three-plus years ago, Geek devoted this space to note an emerging trend we spotted at that time: sales of pink wines (aka rosés) were starting to heat up dramatically in Michigan’s more cutting-edge restaurants. Fast forward to summer of 2016 and heat up is an understatement: rosé wine sales are …

Bubbles – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

A great friend recently told us that her daughter doesn’t like the term “Brunch”.   Instead she chooses to use the word “Blunch” to describe the weekend meal, that no matter what you call it, is something between breakfast and lunch and in many cases involves a rejuvenating and/or inspiring alcoholic …

Wolf Moon Mixers – Live in the D

Wolf Moon, our delicious new mixer brand, was featured in the Uniquely Detroit segment on Live in The D, Channel 4.     Wolf Moon Pineapple Jalapeño Margarita 4 oz. Wolf Moon Pineapple Jalapeño Mix 2 oz. Silver Tequila Garnish with Salt and Lime               Wolf …

Valentine Vodka – Best in the World

Some local love for Valentine’s international award. WDIV ClickOnDetroit features Valentine Distilling after Valentine’s wins at the 2016 World Vodka Awards. http://www.clickondetroit.com/business/ferndales-valentine-vodka-named-the-best-in-the-world Congratulations, Valentine Distilling.      

Let’s Bring Some Closure

  Almost 10 years ago—when the whole ‘screwcap thing’ was just starting to percolate—one of our New Zealand producers gave us a choice on our container order (1,100 cases) of Sauvignon Blanc: ‘you can have cork, or screwcap…same price’. Being early adopters, we were inclined to say ‘make it all …