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    Fifty Years of American Winemaking, All in One Hour on October 29

    The Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History is 50 years old this year. As part of the birthday celebrations, the museum’s food and wine history project will host a discussion of “Fifty Years of American Winemaking” on Wednesday, October 29, from 2-3 p.m. I will moderate the discussion along with Paula Johnson, who heads the team that brought us the mar ...

    3 readers - By Dave Mcintyre/ Dave McIntyre's WineLine

    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 weekend, that has been a que ...

    3 readers - By The Wine Case

      The Spirits of Volunteerism

      New York Cork Report - - 2 readers - Early last month a story broke in California about a small winery that had been subject to hefty fines levied by state labor authorities for the use of willing volunteers, and then fined again during their process to try and mitigate the unintended wrong. This has prompted conversations across the industry and across the country as wineries and their advocates look to their ...

      Dr. Konstantin Frank Gewurztraminer `10 $18.99 *** #Wine #ChickenSoup

      Anna Uncorked - - 1 readers - It's official, here in New York, the seasons have changed. There's a chill in the air, and in the morning I can see my coffee breath as I head off to work. These cold mornings and falling leaves call us to hearth and home. For me, home is that warm and fuzzy feeling you get when the simmering scents of cooking waft from the kitchen for hours, music is playing in the background ...

      Beer Review: Ommegang Valar Morghulis

      Virginia Pour House - - 1 readers - When the hit HBO series Game of Thrones started gaining popularity, Ommegang partnered with the show’s creators to brew a series of beers with ties to the series. So far, the series has given us a great Belgian blonde ale in Iron Throne Blonde, a mediocre Belgian stout in Take the Black Stout, and an interesting red ale with some pepper spice in Fire and Blood.

      Farm Stand in Hudson Valley: Big Rock Farms

      The Passionate Foodie - - 1 readers - Prior to our first winery visit of TasteCamp,we arrived about two hours early to the area so engaged in a little exploration. In Stanfordville, we stopped at Big Rock Farms, a roadside farm stand, to see what we might find, and it turned out to be a worthy destination. There was an outside area full of local fruits and vegetables, and a small building where you could find mor ...

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