Hudson Valley

The Hudson Valley comprises the valley of the Hudson River and its adjacent communities in the U.S. state of New York, from the cities of Albany and Troy southward to Yonkers in Westchester County.
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    • 2014: Top Ten Wines Over $15

      What were some of my favorite wines of the past year? Welcome to my second Top Ten Wine List. Yesterday, I posted my Top Ten Wines Under $15, which I hope you enjoyed and found useful. Now it is time for my Top Ten Wines Over $15, though these wines also cost less than $50. In actuality, I have listed twelve wines, pairing three similar ones together from the same importer.

      Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodiein Syrah- 5 readers -
    • 2014: Favorite Wine-Related Items

      What were some of my favorite wine related items of the past year? Let me continue the lists of my best recommendations and favorites of 2014. I have already posted my Top Ten Wines Under $15, Top Ten Wines Over $15 and Top Ten Wines Over $50 lists. This post will now concentrate on some of my Favorite Wine-Related Items, which are not specific wine recommendations.

      Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie- 3 readers -
    • Thank You and Happy 8th Anniversary

      This time of year gets away from me. Whoosh, like the horse I was riding the summer I spent working with my grandfather when I was 16 years old. One moment all was fine, then I was struggling to stay saddled while the horse tried to scrape me off with tree branches! I'm hanging on. And enjoying the thrill of the ride as I do.

      William Pollard/ Wild 4 Washington Wine- 2 readers -
  • Happy Holidays — We’ll Be Back in 2015!

    … and I are going to shut things down for the year and enjoy the time with our friends and family over the holidays. Happy holidays! featured Related: News & Events The Last Hurrah: Empire State Cellars Wine Club November 2014 Selections TasteCamp 2014: Hudson Valley Kicks of Drink Local Wine Week 2014 New York Cork Report Featured on Grape Collective Empire State Cellars Wine Club: September 2014 Selections Chateau Lafayette Reneau Wins 2014 Governor’s Cup …

    Lenn Thompson/ New York Cork Report- 3 readers -
  • 2014: Favorite Spirits & Drink-Related Items

    … that this category has been given its own post because I have tasted and reviewed a far greater amount of spirits, cocktails and other drinks this year. For more spirits and drink related items, you can just search my blog posts for the past year. Favorite Spirits & Cocktail Event: Last month, Thirst Boston 2014 was held at the Fairmont Copley…

    Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie- 3 readers -
  • East Coast Wineries

    … recommendations and I hope you will enjoy them as well. For more wine related items, you can just search my blog posts for the past year. Favorite Wines Analysis: In my three prior Top Ten Wine lists, I mentioned a total of 42 wines, which included wines from 12 different countries. At the top was France, with 10 wines, four of them from the Alsace…

    Carlo De Vito/ East Coast Wineries- 3 readers -
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  • HUDSON VALLEY MAKES HUGE SPLASH IN WINE ENTHUSIAST 2014

    … Hudson Valley wines shone huge in the most recent, end of year, special issue of Wine Enthusiast 2014. In an issue that announced and celebrated New York state as the 2015 Wine Region of the Year, Hudson Valley wineries took front and center stage with more than a dozen great scores in the Top 100 Wines issue. This tops off a season which saw…

    Carlo De Vito/ East Coast Wineries- 3 readers -
  • Thanksgiving Wine and Food Pairing Ideas

    …. All the best wishes to you this Thanksgiving. Create fond memories for your family and friends to cherish. Cheers! Some Wine and Food Pairing Suggestions Start the Party Sparkling wines are a great way to start the party and to accompany each course. Brotherhood Winery NV Brut Sparkling Chardonnay - Hudson Valley, New York $12 A thoroughly…

    William Pollard Jr/ Wild 4 Washington Wine- 1 readers -
  • Hudson Valley Brewers Shine in Handbook of Porters and Stouts

    … This month The Handbook of Porters and Stouts by Chad Polenz and Josh Christie just came out, and several Hudson Valley breweries are covered in the new book including Chatham Brewing, Brown's Brewing, Captain Lawrence, and the Beer Diviner. Chatham Brewing's Porter and Imperial Stout, Brown Brewing's Oatmeal Stout and Whiskey Barrel Aged Porter, as well as Captain Lawrence Frost Monster and Beer Diviner Got Your Back. A great nod to the brewers of the Hudson Valley!!! …

    Carlo De Vito/ Hudson River Valley Wineries- 4 readers -
  • 5 Thanksgiving Day White Wines Under $20

    … traditional whites like Chardonnay. Of course I have to get in a Hudson Valley white! Robibero Family Vineyards Traminette. This wine has nice aromas of green apple, lemon and spice. A beautiful mouth feel with nice acidity and flavors of lime and green apple. Now only will this pair well with your turkey, but also with Triple Cream Blue Castello…

    Debbie Gioquindo/ Hudson Valley Wine Goddess- 2 readers -
  • All About Whiskey: From Scotch to Bourbon

    … England Craft Showcase Thirst Boston 2014: World of Whisk(e)y Bar & Cocktail Cherries Thirst Boston 2014: Rye-sing Tide Thirst Boston 2014: America’s Incredible Whiskey Innovators TasteCamp At Hudson Valley: Hillrock Estate Distillery TasteCamp At Hudson Valley: Spirits Kavalan: Taiwan Whiskey Westland Distillery: A Worthy Washington Whiskey 2014…

    Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie- 3 readers -
  • Thirst Boston 2014: World of Whisk(e)y Bar & Cocktail Cherries

    … and elegant, it has a more intense flavor than the Glenfiddich, with flavors of citrus, spice, vanilla, and salted almonds. Also recommended. Tuthilltown Distillery, located in the Hudson Valley of New York, was established in 2005, and produces a number of different spirits, including vodka, gin, whiskey and cassis liqueur. They source about 90…

    Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie- 4 readers -
  • Thirst Boston 2014: Rye-sing Tide

    … in the Hudson Valley. Dave previously spent 14 years working at Maker's Mark. He now runs Oak View Consulting, assisting a number of other distilleries, such as Whistle Pig (the sponsor of this seminar) and George Washington's Distillery. He is nationally recognized as a whiskey expert, and his services are sought out by many distilleries. He apparently…

    Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie- 4 readers -
  • Thirst Boston 2014: America’s Incredible Whiskey Innovators:

    … an aroma of molasses. And the Bourbon too had Port-like elements in both the nose and on the palate. The next two whiskies were both from Hillrock Estate Distillery, in the Hudson Valley,and included their Double Cask Rye and Solera Aged Bourbon. I recently visited this distillery and you can read my review here. Hillrock is seeking to create estate…

    Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie- 3 readers -
  • Cider Week Quiz: Which U.S. state hosts the most hard cider producers?

    … With apple season in full swing, hard cider is experiencing a seasonal renaissance with increased exposure from consumers, the media, and online tastings (#winestudio). Plus, Cider week starts November 14th in both Virginia and the Hudson Valley -- where consumers can learn more about the beverage through special tastings and events. Hard cider…

    Todd M. Godbout/ WineCompass- 1 readers -
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