CGT Blog

  1. 3 Must-Serve Wines for Thanksgiving Dinner

    Posted November 21, 2017 in

    Thanksgiving can be stressful enough – with all the planning involved, having all of the dishes ready at exactly the right time, and of course, the massive clean-up effort. We’re here to take one big planning piece off your to-do list: finding the perfect wine paring to complement the meal you’re so carefully crafting. Or […]

  2. DIY Wine Bottle Centerpieces for your Holiday Table

    Posted November 9, 2017 in

    With the holiday season ramping up, we’re all drinking a little (or a lot) more wine than normal. This year, put those empty wine bottles to work by turning them into festive DIY holiday centerpieces. We’re always on the lookout for fun wine bottle art projects, and these DIY centerpieces are perfect for this festive […]

  3. 5 Ultimate Comfort Food Recipes Featuring Wine

    Posted October 18, 2017 in

    As the weather grows cooler in northern Michigan, our minds have turned to comfort food classics. Warm, hearty dishes are feeding our souls and finding their place alongside a full glass of wine. We always love cooking with wine, but comfort food lends itself perfectly to the flavors amplified by a little wine. We’ve compiled […]

  4. How to Execute the Perfect House Divided Tailgate

    Posted October 5, 2017 in

    We’re quickly approaching the most rivalry filled weekend of the year in Michigan, when our two biggest college football teams battle it out on the field. Our staff has been known to participate rather heavily in this annual time of taking sides (we’ll keep our strong feelings on the topic to ourselves for now), so […]

  5. 5 Wine Cocktails to Make for Your Next Party

    Posted September 28, 2017 in

    Prepare your cocktail shakers! We’re firm believers that wine is perfect in its simplicity, but we also understand that sometimes it’s fun to shake things up a bit. If you’re looking for a way to impress your guests or celebrate a special evening at home – look no further than this list of fun wine […]

  6. 9 Traverse City Staycation Ideas

    Posted September 15, 2017 in

    We’re always sad to see our tasting room slow down after the hustle and bustle of summer, but this time of year is perfect for locals, like us, to take a staycation. Be it for just a day or a long weekend, there is plenty to keep you busy in this beautiful place. Try some […]

  7. 3 Ways to Barbecue With Wine

    Posted August 25, 2017 in

    Labor Day is just around the corner, making it time to invite your friends and family over and prepare to fire up the barbecue! Break free from stereotypes this Labor Day – kick beer to the curb and make wine the star of the show. We’ve got three great ideas for you to get started, […]

  8. 3 Traverse City Beaches for your Old Mission Wine Tour

    Posted August 7, 2017 in

    Summer in northern Michigan is a magical time. Our communities bustle with visitors happy to spend some time in our little slice of heaven. The tasting rooms are packed with people excited to sample the area’s wines and take in the beauty of the vineyards. Our beautiful lakes come to life with boaters and beachgoers. […]

  9. 6 Wine & Junk Food Pairings for National Junk Food Day

    Posted June 21, 2017 in

    “Can you please pass the cheesy poofs and the Pinot Grigio?” Everyone loves it when good wine is paired with complementary cheese or charcuterie. But in celebration of National Junk Food Day, we’re offering suggestions that match fine wine with items from the checkout aisle. Just maybe, these ideas will have you saying, “Hey, who […]

  10. Red, White & Blue Sangria for Your Fourth of July

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    Fourth of July is the perfect blend of patriotism and warm weather. Why not get into the spirit with a thirst-quenching red, white and blue sangria made with American white wine. It’s easy, too. Just make colorful fruity ice cubes ahead of time with cherries and blueberries. The beauty of this recipe is the simplicity […]

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