CGT Blog

  1. The Return of Riesling: 5 Reasons to Love Riesling

    Posted June 22, 2018 in

    The Return of Riesling Many people assume all Rieslings are sweet, but they can also be dry and refreshing. Riesling is a classic northern Michigan wine that captures the terroir of the area perfectly. Close your eyes and take a sip; you’ll find apples, pears and all the wonderful floral aromas we associate with summer, […]

  2. Uncork Your North | Our Best Wines for Summer Vibes

    Posted June 7, 2018 in

    Best Summer Wines Let’s be honest – wine tastes great during any time of the year. Yet each of our wines shines brightest during a certain season. Let us help you pair those late summer evenings or days on the beach with great wine. What are the best summer wines? Well, that depends on what […]

  3. Why Does Wine Give Me Headaches, and How Do I Avoid Them?

    Posted May 24, 2018 in

    Why Do I Get a Headache After Drinking Wine? There are a number of pieces to the wine headache puzzle. Depending on your physiology, any of the following could be contributing to your wine headaches … Histamines: Wine and other foods that are fermented or aged cause our bodies to release histamines, which cause inflammation […]

  4. Pairing Wine With Your Tacos

    Posted May 7, 2018 in

    What do beer, margaritas and wine have in common? The perfect way to welcome the weekend, refreshing drinks for a warm evening, and of course – They all pair well with the official food of Tuesdays everywhere: tacos! Now, we’re fully aware that beer and margaritas are most people’s go-to drinks when it comes to […]

  5. DIY Wine Cork Magnet Planters

    Posted April 30, 2018 in

    Filling your home with plants is a beautiful way to bring an extra dose of joy into your space, and we couldn’t imagine a more fun way to do it than by repurposing wine corks into tiny magnetic planters. We know you likely have some corks laying around from your weeknight glasses of wine, so […]

  6. Real Corks, Artificial Corks or Screw-tops – What’s Best for Wine?

    Posted April 5, 2018 in

    Corks can be a huge debate in the wine world, with traditionalists insisting natural cork is the only way to close a bottle of wine and modern winemakers open-mindedly exploring alternatives. We’re here to share a little of our knowledge about the different ways to close a bottle of wine so you can stop asking […]

  7. All the Excuses You Need to Drink Wine Every Night

    Posted March 12, 2018 in

    Let’s be honest, we all want to be drinking wine on a random weekday just because we feel like it. Here at Chateau Grand Traverse, we’re all about weeknight wine for no special reason other than feeling like having a glass with dinner or our favorite show. But if you’re feeling irrationally self-conscious about that […]

  8. Perfect Wines for Watching 5 Popular Winter Olympic Events

    Posted February 16, 2018 in

    Olympics season is coming around yet again with the Winter Games in Pyeongchang, and let’s be honest – there’s little better than relaxing on the couch at home watching the most elite athletes on earth give it their all. In celebration of this international event, we suggest toasting a glass or two of local Michigan […]

  9. How to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Traverse City

    Posted February 9, 2018 in

    Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Traverse City this year! As a city where people love to live, vacation, and plan as a wedding destination, Traverse City is the perfect place to celebrate your love. Local residents: take some time to appreciate our incredible hometown with your loved one. Out of towners: consider Traverse City as the […]

  10. A Winter Day on Old Mission Peninsula

    Posted January 18, 2018 in

    When the topic of wine tasting in northern Michigan comes up, most people think fondly of cruising along the lake on a sunny summer day with the windows down and sipping wine on a patio overlooking the bay. It’s true, Old Mission Peninsula comes alive in the summer, but as residents of the peninsula, we […]

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