Hudson Valley

    Hudson-Chatham Winery 2012 River’s Edge Casscles Vineyard Reserve

    Many wine lovers turn their collective noses up at wines made with hybrid grapes. While obscure varieties from dark corners of European countries are sought out and embraced, grapes like Corton Noir, De Chaunac, Frontenac, Marechal Foch, Traminette and La Crosse are shunned. I’d be lying if I told you I was, generally, a fan of hybrid wines, but I do have one thing that many win ...

    6 readers - By Lenn Thompson/ New York Cork Report

    Millbrook Vineyards & Winery Partners With The Culinary Institute of America for their 24th Harvest Party

    You can't ask for a better pairing, Millbrook Vineyards & Winery with the Culinary Institute of America. They come together to celebrate Millbrook Vineyards & Winery 24th Harvest Party, Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 12 Noon. Millbrook's harvest party is a long standing event in the Hudson Valley and finally this year I will actually be able to attend.

    5 readers - By Debbie Gioquindo/ Hudson Valley Wine Goddess

      What defines a wine region? Questions following TasteCamp in the Hudson Valley

      The Wine Case - - 3 readers - The view at Millbrook Vineyards, in the lower Hudson Valley Defining the identity of a wine region is a tough thing, especially with young and emerging wine regions – which means a lot of them, in the New World. Over six editions of TasteCamp, since 2009, in Long Island, the Finger Lakes, Niagara, Virginia, Québec and now the Hudson Valley, last weekend, that has been a question ...

      TasteCamp 2014: Hudson Valley Kicks of Drink Local Wine Week 2014

      New York Cork Report - - 4 readers - Tomorrow morning, I head up to the Hudson River Region of New York’s wine country to take care of some final preparations for this year’s TasetCamp event, presented by Drink Local Wine (DLW). This weekend, nearly two dozen writers will join me as we immerse ourselves in the Hudson Valley’s wine, spirits, cider and beer communities through a series of tastings, visits and discussions.

      From Field to Glass - Hillrock Estate Distillery

      Hudson Valley Wine Goddess - - 3 readers - Tucked away on a beautiful country road in Ancram, New York you'll find Hillrock Farm, home to Hillrock Estate Distillery and Jeffrey Baker producing whiskey under the direction of Master Distiller, Dave Pickerall. I recently toured the distillery with Tim Welly, who I knew from his days at Millbrook Winery.

      Lettie Teague and Wall Street Journal Celebrate Brotherhood's 175th Anniversary!

      East Coast Wineries - - 2 readers - New York Winery Celebrates Its First 175 Years Wall Street Journal Lettie Teague Oct. 9, 2014 8:56 p.m. ET Visitors tour the underground cellar of the Brotherhood Winery. Mark Abramson for The Wall Street Journal Beringer Vineyards in California bills itself as “the oldest continuously operating winery in the Napa Valley” and is arguably more famous than Brotherhood Winery in Orange County, N.Y.

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      Top 10 Tastes from TasteCamp 2014: Hudson Valley

      … of 20 writers in the region. The focus was wine, but we also tasted a lot of cider and spirits and talked to people from just about every corner of the Hudson Valley beverage community. All of our event hosts along the way were prepared, welcoming and generous. For that, I’m thankful. Best of all, I think that our group came away impressed impressed…

      1 readers - By Lenn Thompson/ New York Cork Report

      Discovering #HudsonValley Spirits During #TasteCamp: Part II

      …In Part I - Hillrock Estate Distillery of my TasteCamp series, I described the field to glass philosophy of Hillrock Estate Distillery and expressed surprise at the breadth of Hudson Valley distilleries. In historical terms, I shouldn't have been. In the early 1800's, New York, with major help from the Hudson Valley region, produced over half…

      1 readers - By Todd M. Godbout/ WineCompass

      TasteCamp - Hudson Valley

      …The view from Millbrook's tasting room This past weekend was the yearly event TasteCamp which is held in a wine region on the Eastern side of the United States every year. I was thrilled when it was announced that they had chosen the Hudson Valley and the date was Columbus Day Weekend, the busiest weekend of the year. The organizers The New York…

      1 readers - By Debbie Gioquindo/ Hudson Valley Wine Goddess

      What defines a wine region? Questions following TasteCamp in the Hudson Valley

      …The view at Millbrook Vineyards, in the lower Hudson Valley Defining the identity of a wine region is a tough thing, especially with young and emerging wine regions – which means a lot of them, in the New World. Over six editions of TasteCamp, since 2009, in Long Island, the Finger Lakes, Niagara, Virginia, Québec and now the Hudson Valley, last…

      3 readers - By The Wine Case

      Drink Local Wine Week 2014 Coverage

      … for wine media throughout the country to support their local wineries. The following is a list of coverage for Drink Local Wine Week, sorted by region. General New York Cork Report – TasteCamp 2014: Hudson Valley Kicks of Drink Local Wine Week 2014 The Patriot-News – Celebrating Locapour: seventh annual Drink Local Wine Week starts today The Passionate…

      1 readers - By Michael Wangbickler/ Drink Local Wine

      TasteCamp 2014: Hudson Valley Kicks of Drink Local Wine Week 2014

      …-to-them wine region. TasteCamp 2014 will take place in the Hudson River Valley October 10-12, 2014. “What interests me most about local wines is how wines from various places express themselves differently,” said Katie Myers, DLW Board Member and communications manager for Nomacorc. “Riesling from New York shouldn’t taste like Riesling from Mosel…

      4 readers - By Lenn Thompson/ New York Cork Report

      New Whisk(e)y For Fall

      … are present – the smoke, the brine and the creaminess – with just enough of a caramel cashew flavor from the sherry that doesn’t weight it down. Thank you for being a friend, Laphroaig! $75 Coppersea Raw Rye: Given my previous rant about moonshine, bet you’re surprised to see this one, huh? What I respect about this Hudson Valley product (made from…

      1 readers - By Amanda Schuster/ The Alcohol Professor

      Review: Coppersea New York Raw Rye

      …Review: Coppersea New York Raw Rye Coppersea Distilling is a new upstate New York-based craft distiller that’s doing things the old-fashioned way. Based on a farm in the Hudson Valley, the grains are grown locally, floor malted and milled on the premises, distilled, then blended with on-site well water. With this product, the end result…

      2 readers - By Christopher Null/ Drinkhacker.com

      Riesling Hour: Finger Lakes 2013 Vintage Rieslings

      …, or Riesling Hour. Riesling Hour is the world's largest Finger Lakes Riesling virtual tasting, with over 1000 wine lovers from 14 states joining in for this fun virtual tasting event. Riesling Hour is a virtual event leveraging Facebook, Twitter, and blogs with a few venues hosting tastings (New York City, Clifton Park, Boston, Hudson Valley, Finger…

      1 readers - By Kovas Palubinskas/ 50 States of Wine

      Hudson-Chatham Winery 2012 River’s Edge Casscles Vineyard Reserve

      … and Baco Noir. Baco Noir, of course, is the focus at one of the better wineries in the Hudson Valley — Hudson-Chatham Winery — and while Hudson-Chatham Winery 2012 River’s Edge ($) isn’t made with baco, it shows winemaker Steve Casscles’ deft touch with red hybrids in the cellar. River’s Edge is a 50-50 blend of Chambourcin, a well-known red hybrid…

      6 readers - By Lenn Thompson/ New York Cork Report