View this page to learn about news concerning Vintage Wine Company.

5 Tips for Creating a Successful Wine Menu for Your Restaurant


A successful wine menu is developed over time. Just like the wines it offers, it is the result of dedication, experimentation and years of refinement. From an inexpensive red wine to an extravagant chardonnay, every decision is tactical and imbued with purpose. But where do you start? How can you find a successful starting point for your wine list that will provide your restaurant with a solid foundation for future development?

Tags: Wine Menu

Celebrate Thanksgiving with Help from the Top Michigan Wine Distributor

Michigan Wine Distributor

With Thanksgiving on the way, families across Michigan are thinking about their festivities. From menu planning and oven scheduling to interior decorations and wine selections, people often rely upon the advice of experts to see them through. Maybe they tune in to Food Network to scout some recipes. Or, perhaps they’re pouring over design blogs for unique holiday decorating schemes. But, who do you ask for advice on wine selection? Who can help you pick wines that will complement your Thanksgiving meal? Well, if you’re here, you already know the answer!

Tags: michigan wine distributor

How to Pair Your Favorite Wine and Food

Pairing wine and food

Vintage Wine Company celebrates a massive inventory of international wines and, as much as we love a good wine, we know that wines are at their best when paired with amazing food. Throughout history, it’s been a known fact that certain wines pair wonderfully with specific foods. But, how can the average person be expected to know what works best with fatty fish? Or rich cheese? Or barbecue? Today, we’re going to look at a few common dishes and give you some general advice on how to best pair them with your favorite wines.

Tags: wine and food

Bookend Your Menu of Quality Foods by Pairing Them with Quality Wines

Quality Wine

Most good meals are separated by moments of rest. In these moments, we confer with our guests, we hold discussions, we commune with one another and, perhaps most importantly, we enjoy fine drinks. Meals begin with an appetizer, then an interim, then a main course, then an interim, then conclude with dessert. In each of these interims, our meals are bookended by company and wine. In many ways, the wines that we drink are more important than the meals that we eat because they facilitate discourse. They create a bond across the table, bridging generations and generating lines of discussion.

Tags: quality wine

While We’re All Waiting for Spring, Start Planning Your Restaurant Wine Menu

Restaurant Wine Menu

After a brief reprieve, cold weather is rolling back in and it's clear that spring is still a few weeks away. While that means you can't count on dining outdoors for the time being, it doesn't mean that you can't start planning your restaurant wine menu. A season of fresh foods and light meals, spring demands lighter, more acidic wines and sweet, aromatic wines. In today's post, we're going take a look at a handful of wines that are certain to pair wonderfully with your restaurant's spring menu.

Tags: restaurant wine menu

Wines for Winter: Pairing Delicious Dishes with a Deliciously Classic Wine Menu

Restaurant Wine Menu

With winter on its way, it's time to start thinking of new offerings for your wine menu. Gone are the light wines of summer and spring, replaced instead with full-bodied red wines that can hold their own when paired with the rich, hearty dishes that winter diners love. If you're updating your food menu, opting to offer cold weather classics, including meat-heavy stews, richly roasted root vegetables or fiery, spice-laden soups, it's also time to consider updating your wine menu. In this post, we're going to take a closer look at a few of our favorite winter wines.

Tags: restaurant wine menu

Warm Up This Winter with Delicious, Fine Wines from Vintage Wine Company

Fine Wines

If you’re a resident of Michigan, you’ve likely noticed that the state’s about to completely skip over fall and barrel right into winter. That’s right, we’re in for another six months of cold, snowy weather that’s sure to kick us into hibernation mode. There’ll be snow, there’ll be ice, there’ll be power outages, and there’ll be hazardous road conditions. But, not all is lost! With the cold weather comes an urge to stay inside, to take things slower, and to enjoy moments with our friends and family. And, when those moments occur, why not celebrate them with a delicious, fine wine from Vintage Wine Company?

Tags: fine wine

Creating a Wine and Cheese Menu for Your Guests

Fine Wines

One of the best ways to promote your restaurant’s new wine menu is to throw a wine and cheese party. By inviting guests, creating an exclusive atmosphere and offering a selection of fine cheeses paired with your new wines, you can introduce your clientele to your restaurant’s wine menu while also building some hype to draw in new customers. In this post, we’d like to make a few suggestions to help you create the best possible wine and cheese pairings.

Tags: Wine and Cheese

Stay Comfortable with Fine Wines from Vintage Wine Company on a Cold and Rainy Day

Fine Wine

It's official: summer is here! But, we're not yet getting a reprieve from dreary, rainy weather. When the rain starts falling, and the windows start clouding with atmospheric moisture, there's only one way to while away a lazy evening: with good company and fine wine. But, when the mood strikes, what wines should you have on hand? What are the best rainy day wines? In today's post, we're going to take a look at a handful of possibilities and, more importantly, how to best enjoy them.

Tags: fine wine

Get Your Restaurant Wine Menu in Order for Spring with Help from Vintage Wine Company

Restaurant Wine Menu

With spring on its way, owners across the state are starting to plan their restaurant wine menus. Whether you’re a small, casual bistro; a large, extravagant eatery; or anything in between, it’s essential that you create a menu that pairs well with your food and – more importantly – appeals to your guests’ tastes. As spring is a time for fresh foods – wild game, fresh-caught fish, and local vegetables – it’s the season of light, acidic wines and sweet, aromatic wines. Today, we’re going to take a closer look at a few wines that will pair perfectly with your new spring menu.

Tags: restaurant wine menu