CGT Blog

  1. Vine to Wine: The Making of CGT’s Wines

    Posted April 19, 2019 in

    Winding your way through the gorgeous country roads of Old Mission Peninsula, spellbound by row after row of vineyards and glimpses of the shimmering waters of Grand Traverse Bay, it’s easy to assume any wine you taste on the peninsula was grown right here in this magical place. They were grown on those vines you […]

  2. How Much Wine Do You Need For a Wedding or Party?

    Posted March 29, 2019 in

    How Much Wine Do You Need for a Wedding or Party? Calculating how much wine to buy for a wedding or party can feel like an impossible task. You may be worried about not buying enough alcohol and watching the party run dry after a couple of hours. On the other hand, nobody wants to […]

  3. Not Just Another Traverse City Winery

    Posted March 15, 2019 in

    Not Just Another Traverse City Winery Old Mission Peninsula wineries are popular destinations for locals and visitors alike. Traverse City wineries host crowds of people touring the area’s wine trails all year long. Wineries may be a dime a dozen in the Traverse City region, but that doesn’t mean they’re all the same. We’re proud […]

  4. Pruning Grape Vines for Good Yield & the Best Wines

    Posted February 26, 2019 in

    Controlling Quantity and Wine Quality by Carefully Pruning Grape Vines If you’ve visited northern Michigan in winter or early spring, you’ve probably noticed people pruning grape vines in the region’s vineyards, removing up to 90 percent of the vine. Pruning the vines doesn’t seem very logical to many who aren’t familiar with the process. After […]

  5. Wine Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend

    Posted February 13, 2019 in

    Forget about real diamonds for a minute; we have wine diamonds on our minds this Valentine’s Day! While diamonds will likely remain a girl’s best friend, they’ll be even better when paired with wine. We’re pretty sure nothing is better wine and diamonds! In all seriousness, though, what are these wine diamonds we speak of? […]

  6. Answers to All Your Riesling Questions

    Posted January 25, 2019 in

    Answers to All Your Riesling Questions With so many Rieslings in our lineup, you might not be surprised to hear that we consider this crisp, sometimes sweet wine to be our niche and our specialty. Since we pride ourselves on our passion for Riesling, we’ve come to know this complex northern Michigan favorite. If you’ve […]

  7. Wine Pairings: 3 Healthy Dishes for Your Resolution

    Posted January 17, 2019 in

    Wine Pairings: 3 Healthy Dishes for Your Resolution The new year is here, and everyone’s working hard to keep up on their resolutions for the year – many of which involve being healthier. To help you stick to your resolution, we’re giving you three healthy recipe ideas that are delightfully easy and deliciously satisfying. Packed […]

  8. DIY Wine Glass Charms

    Posted December 27, 2018 in

    DIY Wine Glass Charms Wine Glass charms are super helpful for keeping track of guests’ glasses during a party and make a “charming” gift for your favorite wine-o! This holiday season, why not make your own wine glass charms? Simple charms are easy to make with just a few materials – or get as elaborate […]

  9. 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 […]

  10. 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 […]

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