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 man ...

    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

      New Winery in the Hudson Valley - Clermont Vineyards!!! (NY)

      East Coast Wineries - - 5 readers - At the corner of Route 6 and 9G in Germantown, in Columbia County, there is a NEW winery! Clermont Vineyards opened its doors yesterday to the public for the first time. While the winery may be new to the scene, the owner is not! Tony Trigo has long been a fixture on the Hudson Valley wine scene, attending grape growing seminars, wine trade shows, wine festivals, Hudson Val ...

      Village Voice: Profiles Adam & Eve Cidery (NY)

      East Coast Wineries - - 4 readers - Autumn and Eve: How the State's Cider Industry Has Changed Over the Last Decade The Village Voice By Laura Shunk Tue., Oct. 21 2014 at 11:19 AM Kayt Mathers When Autumn Stoscheck received her cidery license in 2002, she was just 21 years old -- and the State Liquor Authority told her she was the youngest person in New York State to hold a license.

      Liking Them Apples – In a Glass!

      The Alcohol Professor - - 3 readers - A selection of American apple brandies and Calvados photo by MTSOfan The leaves are changing in the Hudson valley, Autumn is most certainly here, and it’s time to drink apple brandy! Though Normandy is home to many old apple brandy producers, many of whom enjoy the AOC Calvados distinction, there are very few restrictions and designations to govern labeling outside of France.

      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 que ...

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      Four Fantastic Cold-Climate Reds From the Hudson Valley! (NY)

      … So, one of the most amazing things to see at the recent Taste Camp 2014 Hudson Valley, was the reaction of many f the writers and bloggers to some of the wines made from Cold Climate grapes, especially those of the Minnesota varieties. They were listed among some of the favorites of the entire trip for many. First up for me…

      1 readers - By Carlo De Vito/ East Coast Wineries

      New Winery in the Hudson Valley - Clermont Vineyards!!! (NY)

      … At the corner of Route 6 and 9G in Germantown, in Columbia County, there is a NEW winery! Clermont Vineyards opened its doors yesterday to the public for the first time. While the winery may be new to the scene, the owner is not! Tony Trigo has long been a fixture on the Hudson Valley wine scene, attending grape growing seminars, wine trade…

      5 readers - By Carlo De Vito/ East Coast Wineries

      Liking Them Apples – In a Glass!

      … Apple Cider and their iconic Corn and Rye Mash Whiskey. I am also very fond of the work being done at Santa Fe Distillery in New Mexico. Their apple brandy is a dry, Calvados-style brandy made from tart (but edible), mountain west apples. I love sipping it alongside nuts and cheese and have stirred it into plenty of spiritus cocktails. photo…

      3 readers - By The Alcohol Professor

      Hudson Valley Wine Goddess

      …Devin Britton & Albert WilklowThe Hudson Valley is exploding with cideries, wineries, distilleries and breweries. In this podcast I visit with Devin Britton and Albert Wilklow, two guys in their early 30's who are turning a hobby into a full time business with Bad Seed Hard Cider. Albert grew up in the local Hudson Valley apple farming…

      2 readers - By Debbie Gioquindo/ Hudson Valley Wine Goddess

      Village Voice: Profiles Adam & Eve Cidery (NY)

      … -- my name is Autumn, and my parents were hippies. But Pete Seeger wrote a song called "Letters to Eve" that uses Adam and Eve as a metaphor for how you approach solving problems in the world. Adam is a pacifist -- he's more resigned, and he says we should just play music and make the world beautiful. Eve is a freedom fighter -- she says we have…

      4 readers - By Carlo De Vito/ East Coast Wineries

      Light and Lovely Reds of the Hudson Valley

      … Franc Moving up in weight class is Cabernet Franc. This is a grape that can do quite well in the North East, including on Long Island and in the Finger Lakes. Here in the Hudson Valley, winemaker Ben Peacock gets a fuller-bodied wine than Carlo’s delicate Bacos – but still with a far lighter style than any California Merlot, for example. The fruit…

      3 readers - By Diane Letulle/ Wine Lover's Journal

      Top 10 Tastes from TasteCamp 2014: Hudson Valley

      … in the country — was going to be special, but I wasn’t prepared for just how amazing the place (and those operating it) is. I came home with a bottle of the bourbon, but the single malt and the double cask rye are calling me. My colleague Evan Dawson will publish a story on Hillrock this week. Glorie Farm Winery 2102 Cabernet Franc: Glorie pushed itself…

      2 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

      … made from hybrids that are remarkably popular. In the same way, one can’t think of Piemonte, as a wine region, without evoking Barolo and Barbaresco and the nebbiolo grape, but one can’t forget the barbera and dolcetto that satisfy a great number of drinkers, or the excitement found in freisa, grignolino, pelaverga or arneis. One thing…

      3 readers - By The Wine Case
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