CGT Blog

  1. Wine Barrel 101: An Introduction to Barrel Aging Wines

    Posted January 10, 2020 in

    Wine Barrel 101: An Introduction to Barrel Aging Wines Wine barrels play an important role in the flavor profiles of many wines. The team at Chateau Grand Traverse is ready to help guide you through the basics of barrel-aging and the impact it makes on your favorite wines. Is Wine Aged in Barrels? The short […]

  2. Pairing Challenge: Wine & Cheese vs. Wine & Chocolate

    Posted December 24, 2019 in

    Cheese vs. Chocolate Wine Pairings Wine has two favorite pairings: cheese and chocolate, so we’ve pitted them against one another to determine which is the preferred combination to serve after a good meal. Dive in with Chateau Grand Traverse to find out the positives of each pairing, pairing tips and tricks, and which pairing rules […]

  3. How to Wrap a Wine Bottle | Chateau Grand Traverse

    Posted December 17, 2019 in

    Holiday Season Wine Wrapping Tips & Tricks If you’re searching for how to gift wrap a wine bottle, you’re not alone. Wrapping a wine bottle is tricky and many give up halfway through, taking poorly wrapped bottles to holiday parties. If you’re ready to upgrade your wine-wrapping skills, Chateau Grand Traverse is here to help […]

  4. CGT Wine Gifts | The Wines We Give

    Posted December 4, 2019 in

    Chateau Grand Traverse Holiday Wine Gift Guide The holiday season is here, which means it’s time to start thinking about what you’re going to be gifting, how you’re going to thank party hosts, and what you’re going to bring to those festive celebrations. So, what is our favorite thing to gift at Chateau Grand Traverse, […]

  5. Wine Production Through the Years | Chateau Grand Traverse

    Posted November 15, 2019 in

    CGT’s Wine Production Through the Years Chateau Grand Traverse is the leading wine producer in Traverse City and, as a pioneer, has been paving the way for decades. So how exactly did this family-owned-and-operated Michigan winery get to where it is today? Dive in to the storied past of CGT’s wine production and history to […]

  6. Why Do Wine Glass Shapes Matter? | Chateau Grand Traverse

    Posted October 21, 2019 in

    Why Do Wine Glass Shapes Matter? Standing in front of dozens of wine glasses trying to pick out the perfect one for your wine can be intimidating. With more than 20 varieties of wine glasses available, you could easily end up with a whole kitchen cabinet dedicated to wine glasses. We’re here to tell you […]

  7. Behind the Scenes: A Winemaker’s Life

    Posted October 7, 2019 in

    Becoming a winemaker requires extensive knowledge and a passion for wine. Find out what it’s like to be a CGT winemaker, how much chemistry is actually involved, and what an average day looks like. What Does a Winemaker Do? Winemakers, also known as vintners and enologists, are responsible for overseeing the entire wine production process. […]

  8. Behind the Scenes: Bottling Wine at CGT

    Posted September 20, 2019 in

    Behind the Scenes: Bottling Wine at CGT What goes into the bottling of Chateau Grand Traverse wine and who is in charge of it? Keep reading to learn how CGT staff use complex wine bottling equipment from Italy, and how the important work gets done. Meet Our Bottling Production Manager Have you ever wondered who […]

  9. Pairing Wine With Ethnic Cuisine

    Posted August 21, 2019 in

    Pairing Wine with Ethnic Cuisine We don’t always think about drinking wine alongside ethnic cuisine, but by looking at the standout item in your meal and pairing it with a favorite wine, you can easily create an unforgettable food and wine pairing. Previously, our CGT team has showed how to pair Chateau Grand Traverse wine […]

  10. Red Wine Cookie Recipe | Chateau Grand Traverse

    Posted August 2, 2019 in

    Red Wine Cookie Recipe Red wine and cookies are an incredible combination, but what happens when you put red wine in your cookies? The answer is: magic! And the good news is that chef Perry at Chateau Grand Traverse has decided to share his signature red wine cookie recipe. These are the same red wine […]

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