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​WHITECLIFF VINEYARD & WINERY’S 2014 Reserve Chardonnay continues its award-winning run in statewide and national wine competitions. The popular white wine won Best Chardonnay at the Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association’s Twelfth

Walkin’ the Local Walk

ASK AND YOU SHALL RECEIVE. That’s what Chef Jay Lippin has been telling diners at Crabtree’s Kittle House in Chappaqua. Now everyone is reaping the tasty benefits. After recognizing customers’ penchant

Don’t Worry, Be Hoppy

JEFF O’NEIL, FOUNDER AND PROPRIETOR of the recently opened Industrial Arts Brewing Company, in Garnerville (Rockland County), has spent most of his adult life swimming in beer. As the former head

Get Crafted

THIS FALL, THERE’S EVEN MORE good reason to go out and have a drink—make it a craft drink produced in the Hudson Valley. With the support of Empire State Development, the

Organic Brew

A MONTH AFTER OPENING THE tasting room, Arrowood Farms, in Accord, became the state’s first NOFA-NY certified organic farm brewery. The farm utilizes a self-sustaining biosystem involving crop rotation, livestock and

Build Your Own

AFTER DRIVING TO POUGHKEEPSIE for dinner for the umpteenth time, Adam Lauricella and his wife, Keely, came to the realization that they were traveling outside their native Wappingers Falls to dine

Chocolate Heaven

WATCH OUT, HERSHEY, PENNSYLVANIA! from 11am to 5pm on Saturday, November 5, Red Hook (Dutchess County) will be the sweetest place on earth when it hosts Red Hook & The Chocolate

Birds of a Different Feather

WHETHER YOU OPT FOR A TRADITIONAL turkey or a more exotic main course for Thanksgiving this year, the Hudson Valley is home to dozens of poultry farms offering a variety of

Craft Tea

IN APRIL, BLESSED BREWERY OWNER Adam Barfield became one of the first kombucha producers in the region. The fermented tea, which has been traced back more than two millennia in the

Road Food

WHETHER YOU’RE A LOCAL, a visitor or a traveler passing through, Hudson Valley Food Tours offers a variety of culinary trips designed to give you a taste of the local bounty—one

County Fare

After driving to Poughkeepsie for dinner for the umpteenth time, Adam Lauricella and his wife, Keely, came to the realization that they were traveling outside their native Wappingers Falls to

Farm to Fork Fondo Fun

FONDOS ARE LIKE PARTIES on wheels. The mass cycling events are about getting people—from elite racers to casual pedalers—together on their bikes in a supportive environment. Gran fondos have rapidly

Got Your Passport

WANDERLUST DOESN’T HAVE TO INVOLVE expensive plane tickets, heavy traffic, or even packing a suitcase. Sometimes, the best adventures begin in your own backyard. The Hudson Valley’s longest wine trail—the

For What It’s Worth

IN BEACON, 47 PERCENT of the students enrolled in the city’s six schools are eligible for reduced-price or free meals. According to a 2010 national Feeding America study, 76 percent

Fungus On Tap

THE MID HUDSON MYCOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION is having boozy fun with fungus, and the club will offer a special beer-making workshop on May 2 using locally foraged mushrooms. You might call

Happiness Turns 30

ON SATURDAY, JULY 18, the crowd-pleasing ice cream makers at Jane’s Ice Cream, in Kingston, will celebrate their thirtieth anniversary by serving a commemorative “Birthday Bash” flavor at the Kingston

Summertime Adult Float

YOU MAY SPOT A SURPRISING “adult” dessert on more menus around the region this summer. A beer float is a grown-up twist on the traditional summer classic—smooth ice cream (the

Kudos November 2014

MAGGIE AND BOB GEPHARD, “outstanding community benefactors,” who for the past 25 years have chaired the International Wine Showcase & Auction benefit for Greystone Programs, raising more than $1 million

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week is back this April 8-21!