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  1. The 5 Best Host & Hostess Gift Wines to Stock Up On

    Posted December 11, 2018 in

    The 5 Best Host & Hostess Gift Wines to Stock Up On ‘Tis (almost) the season for holiday parties, creatures stirring and of course–gifts galore. This holiday season, don’t be left out in the cold without a gift for the perfect host or hostess. Gifting wine is an easy choice for any holiday gathering because […]

  2. What Is the Best Wine Storage & Serving Temperature?

    Posted November 28, 2018 in

    Everything You Need to Know About Wine Temperatures Temperature impacts the flavors of everything we eat and drink, including our favorite glass of red or white wine. Wines have an optimal storage range so they develop (age) in the bottle correctly, and they also have an optimal serving range so flavor and enjoyment are maximized […]

  3. How to Clean Wine Glasses in the Dishwasher Without Breaking Them

    Posted November 12, 2018 in

    How to Clean Wine Glasses in the Dishwasher Without Breaking Them You’ve just finished a glass of your favorite Late Harvest Riesling, and now it’s time to face the tricky task of cleaning your glass. But the last thing you feel like doing after a relaxing glass of Riesling is washing dishes. After all, wine […]

  4. Why Does Red Wine Stain My Teeth, and How Can I Prevent It?

    Posted October 26, 2018 in

    So you’re drinking a glass of red wine. All your other friends grabbed a dainty little flute of champagne or a chilled glass of sweet white wine, but not you. No, you went for that earthy, full, smooth glass of red. This says a lot about you – you possibly have a healthier heart, you’re […]

  5. 6 Reasons to Visit CGT During Harvest Season

    Posted October 5, 2018 in

    6 Reasons to Visit CGT During Harvest Season It’s nearly impossible to top the perfection of summer on the Old Mission Peninsula, but there’s something extra special about visiting Chateau Grand Traverse during wine harvest season. Old Mission Peninsula’s grapes are ripe, the leaves are changing, and it’s time for hoodies and wine. These are […]

  6. Salmon Poached in White Wine Recipe | Chateau Grand Traverse

    Posted September 24, 2018 in

    Poached Salmon Recipe – It’s That Time of Year! Fishing boats dot Grand Traverse Bay as the salmon run returns, and the likelihood of a successful evening on the lake swells. For those who take part in this brief season each year, salmon can be a bountiful source of both fishing entertainment and nourishment. For […]

  7. Choosing the Best Wine to Cook With | Chateau Grand Traverse

    Posted September 12, 2018 in

    Wine is a popular ingredient in recipes, from quick sauces to slow-cooked stews, regularly begging the question, “What is the best wine to cook with?” Plenty of home cooks are quick to assume the best wine to cook with is the cheapest one they can find. While we understand that you may want to save […]

  8. The Meaning of Vintage: Are There Best Years for Wine?

    Posted August 30, 2018 in

    What’s the Meaning of Vintage? At its most basic description, the meaning of vintage is the year when a wine’s grapes were harvested. Even if two particular wines are from the same vineyard and are the same varietal, made with all the same techniques, a 2011 will taste quite different than a 2017. That differentiation […]

  9. Terroir: What Makes the Wine of Old Mission Peninsula Unique?

    Posted August 14, 2018 in

    What Makes Old Mission Peninsula Wine Unique? When it comes to understanding a world-class winemaking region like northern Michigan, it’s easy to focus on the grapes. They’re the star of the show, right? The grapes are what eventually become the wine that we love to smell, taste and consider. But the terroir ‒ the soil, […]

  10. Ice Wine: What’s the Big Deal?

    Posted August 2, 2018 in

    The winter months are a big part of what makes this place so special. It’s not for the faint of heart, but those who stay through the frigid winds and grey skies are rewarded with a magical world reminiscent of a snow globe. Even better, those cold months allow us to make one of the […]

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