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Rust Belt’s New Outdoor Drinking Spot, Bar Hop, Opening Saturday

May 30th 2018

Rust Belt’s New Outdoor Drinking Spot, Bar Hop, Opening Saturday Ferndale, MI – Chris and Tiffany Best are preparing to launch the latest component of their ever-growing Rust Belt Market – Bar Hop.  Bar Hop will keep the patio hopping even in hours when the market is closed.  And it’s going to make its big […]

Schramm’s Mead “Elderberry” Recalled

January 5th 2018

Schramm’s Mead “Elderberry” Recalled (Michigan Dept. of Agriculture, Jan. 5, 2018) Ferndale, MI – Schramm’s Mead of Ferndale, MI, is announcing a voluntary recall of 375 ml bottles of “Elderberry.” Since late December 2017, two customers have reported nausea and stomach upset after having consumed “Elderberry.” Out of an abundance of caution, Schramm’s Mead is […]

Rochester Rotary Annual Craft Beer & Wine Tasting April 15

April 8th 2016

Rochester Rotary Annual Craft Beer & Wine Tasting April 15 (EVENT page) Rochester Hills, MI – Back by popular demand! Rochester Rotary Club annual craft beer and wine tasting event is April 15 600+ expected to attend April 15 homecoming type event featuring Michigan themed wine, beer and food; money raised goes to local and […]

RO: Wine Stroll to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs May 14

March 27th 2016

RO: Wine Stroll to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs May 14 (EVENT page) Royal Oak, MI – Sat, May 14 at 12:00 PM The 12th Annual Wine Stroll is an event held by the Royal Oak Restaurant Association for guests to sample featured wines and signature hors d’oeuvres from 18 downtown restaurants and venues in […]

Reporter Food: Bittersweet Café in Holly

January 22nd 2016

Reporter Food: Bittersweet Café in Holly (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 20, 2016) Holly, MI – Among the adorable shops and restaurants of Saginaw Street is a cozy little place called Bittersweet Café. The quaint space and smiling staff might make one think of a regular country restaurant, but the gourmet food items, impressive selection of […]

Winezilla Brings Ferndale Fizz and More to Downtown Ferndale

January 4th 2013

With most wines priced under $15, and an obviously silly name, Winezilla is not the typical wine shop. However, it is quickly assimilating into the culture that has been coined “Ferndale Normal,” meaning that any place else it might seem strange, but not much is out of place here.

Obligatory New Years Bubbly Report

December 31st 2011

This is the time of year for people to ask about Champagne. We gladly show them to our selection here at Western Market (447 W. 9 Mile):

Best Wines of 2010

December 28th 2010

This has been a fun and interesting year for wine. We’ve been able to hone our selection even further, sussing out good deals where there were thought to be none, fighting to get products desired but not previously available in Michigan brought in, and most importantly of all, helping the customers at Western Market find real wine that they can connect with.