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The French Paradox at 20

IN THE OLD TESTAMENT, Timothy, on the advice of his mentor, St. Paul, instructed, “Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach’s sake and thine often

On Vintage and Parker Power

WHEN MOST OF US PURCHASE a bottle of wine—either in a retail shop or restaurant—we have to make a number of judgment calls. Which wine will work best with tonight’s

New York State of Wine: Long Island

EVERY YEAR, I AM FORTUNATE ENOUGH to have about three weeks of vacation, a summer break during the month of July. Apparently, I am constitutionally incapable of planning a trip

Warm Weather Reds

WITH WELCOME WARM WEATHER UPON US, most wine and food enthusiasts think about light wines to pair with the season’s light foods. And when we think light, most often we

White Wines of Summer

NOW THAT WE GET TO ENJOY the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer in the Hudson Valley, think about enjoying crisp, refreshing white wines—lighter, simpler, fruit and acid-driven dry or

A Midsummer Night’s Wine

WHEN THE WEATHER TURNS WARM, our food turns cold. And so does our wine. Gone are the chilly days and nights of stick-to-your-ribs stews and big red wines. Welcome lots

In Vino, Vegetas

WHEN IT COMES TO FOOD AND WINE pairing, we all can be thankful that the old days of “white wine with fish, red wine with meat” are over. These days,

Sparkling Wines for the Holidays

AS WE ENTER the Celebration Season, which starts with the Thanksgiving feast in late November, runs to the conspicuous consumption of Chanukah, Kwanzaa and Christmas in December, jumps quickly to

A Toast to Health and Happiness

THANKSGIVING, CHANUKAH, KWANZAA, Christmas, New Year’s Eve and Valentine’s Day–there’s no doubt about it, we’re into the holiday season. If you’re like me, sometimes you wish you could just hibernate

A Signature Grape for the Hudson Valley?

ONE OF THE issues I floated in a brief talk at the regional Beer, Wine & Spirits Summit late last year was whether the Hudson Valley—and the Hudson River Region

Whitecliff Winery Goes Geothermal

WHILE HOUSING SUBDIVISIONS and office parks might be named for the geographic features they replace, Whitecliff Vineyard and Winery stares its namesake square in the face. Visitors to the Gardiner

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