If your looking for something to do outside of the festivals in detroit head on out to Ann Arbor for The Bo's Merlot Kickoff Tailgate Party going on Saturday August 30th
There is also "A Toast to Bo!" on Friday over at Rick's American Cafe
BO's Wine Story
"STUDER IMPORTS of Ann Arbor is proud to present, Bo Merlot, the first in their "Heart of a Champion" series of limited edition vintages, in honor of the late University of Michigan coaching legend, Bo Schembechler.
The fiery Coach Schembechler, who was head football coach from 1969 to 1989, enjoyed wine with his wife Cathy. Coach Schembechler credited The University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center for helping to prolong his life after the first of his 2 heart attacks on the eve of his first Rose Bowl appearance in 1969-70.
The Center will be the recipient of $2 from every bottle sold of this vintage 2005 Merlot that will retail for $19.69 at selected locations.With support of Bo's wife, Cathy, this Merlot is the first in a series of limited edition vintages showcased by STUDER IMPORTS.
This fall, a fine 2005 vintage Merlot from Monterey, California will be offered in a limited quantity, ensuring its quality as well as collectability. STUDER IMPORTS, the Ann Arbor based distributor of Chilean wine, including SOLTERRA, was founded in 2002 by U of M Sociology Professor and jazz chanteuse, Marlena Studer.
STUDER IMPORTS has grown from distribution in Ann Arbor to regional coverage throughout the Midwest, mirroring the Chilean wine market, which has risen to fifth largest wine exporter in the world. O&W, Inc is the local Ann Arbor Distributor working to kickoff distribution for an annual, limited edition "BO Schembechler " wine.
Fri, Aug, 29th - 8 to 10pm
Rick's American Cafe 611 Church St '69 Football Reunion - A Toast to Bo!
Aug. 30: 10am - 3pm
Kroger 1919 S. Industrial
Celebrate 1969 At the Bo's Merlot Tailgate
Sat. Aug. 30 - 3:30 to 6:30 pm
The Brown Jug
1204 S University Ave
Game Time Wine Tasting
Sat. Aug. 30 - 6 to 9 pm
The Blue Leprechaun
1220 S. University
Post-Game Bo’s Merlot Celebration