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Who is The Wine Counselor?

Using humor and fun while studying wine for over 25 years!

Should I Chill My Red Wine?

Find the answer to this and other questions or submit your own.

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Meet Michael

Michael Schafer Esq., the Wine Counselor, is a charismatic wine educator and sommelier who entertains while teaching. Learn more here!

Get Your Party Started

Find out how long to age your wine, what temperature it should be served at and much more in Michael's FAQ section.

What's on Tap?

Browse Michael's upcoming events and register for classes. From wine selections to whiskey tasting, learning has never been this fun!

The Latest from the Wine Counselor

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    Chaîne des Rôtisseurs dinner...

    Your Wine Counselor recently had the opportunity to pair wines for the Michigan chapter of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs dinner.  It was an elegant affair with superb cuisine and delightful company!  While the wine pairing was challenging, all agreed that the food and wine were …

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    New classes @ the Cellar Door!...





    We’ve met you recently at an event or through a colleague, and now we would like to invite you to take part in our new

    Wine Education Series
              at Cellar Door.

    A fun, non-intimidating experienceto enjoy with friends, business colleagues, or that …

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