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#openlocalwine night

Lenn Thompson and his team at The Cork Report created #openlocalwine night in March. It was an instant hit with winemakers and with fans of local wine all over North America and beyond.

Lenn and his already large group of friends and fans watched as the #openlocalwine hashtag spread across Texas, Arizona, Oregon, and even California […]

2020-05-22T10:05:09-04:00May 22nd, 2020|

In Hopes of Warmer Weather

Warmer weather on the way! Hip, hip hooray!

While the Capital Region waits to meet the criteria for starting to reopen, we’ve heard that our friends in the Finger Lakes may be at the gate.

This news is ever-changing, of course, and before making any kind of plans to visit, you’ll want to go to […]

2020-05-14T12:05:34-04:00May 14th, 2020|

A Nod to Niagara

When we at Hudson-Chatham are asked what our most popular wines are, we want to boast about the dry reds, especially those made from the grapes we grow in Ghent.

Those are quite popular, thank goodness.

If we’re going to be completely honest, though, one of THE most popular wines we have is what we call Lindenwald […]

2020-05-14T12:01:39-04:00May 8th, 2020|

Portuguese Red Blend

Let’s face it, things are complicated enough these days.

When a wine presents itself to you as uncomplicated and reasonably priced, the choice is simple: Go for it.

That’s the case with Casa Santos Lima’s simply named Portuguese Red Blend. This pronouncement is made on a backdrop that’s colorful and appealing, at a price point that also […]

2020-04-30T11:17:02-04:00April 30th, 2020|

A Shout-Out to a Local Winery

If Earth Day is about bringing awareness to the planet, and that awareness can be on a large or a small scale, it seems appropriate to be especially aware of LOCAL at this time.

A winery that opened recently in Columbia County, NY is Sabba Vineyard, in Old Chatham, NY. Abby has been growing grapes on […]

2020-04-27T13:21:11-04:00April 22nd, 2020|

Whispering Angels

If you could use some angels in your life, here’s some inspiration:

A delightful French rose wine called Whispering Angels.

There’s everything to love about this wine. It’s from Aix en Provence, as sunny and beautiful a spot as there is on the planet. It’s a gorgeous pink color that makes you happy just to look at […]

2020-04-27T13:22:28-04:00April 16th, 2020|

A Little Pick-Me-Up

Moods? Yeah, we’ve all got them.

There’s this pandemic that’s making everything weirder than weird, and there’s the spring weather – one day glorious and uplifting, the next damp and gray and gloomy.

And a full moon to boot.

A couple of recommendations for wines this week? How about some that are HIGH IN ALCOHOL!! For that we […]

2020-04-27T13:23:29-04:00April 9th, 2020|

Dry Whites for Spring

Despite the daily dose of uncertainty and anxiety around life as we used to know it, spring is springing. The grass is getting greener by the hour, it seems. Forsythia and daffodils are blooming. The days are blessedly longer and the temperatures are slowly but steadily rising.

Thank goodness for Mother Nature.

When this happens, people’s tastes […]

2020-04-02T10:43:56-04:00April 2nd, 2020|

Time to be Transported

In Chile, on the other side of the equator, it’s now fall. Harvest season. Far, far away from Upstate New York, where on top of everything else going on there were a couple of inches of snow this week.

Sure, the grass is getting greener, and buds are peeking out everywhere, but it’s still very early […]

2020-04-02T10:45:34-04:00March 26th, 2020|

Keep it Local

When the ever-upbeat editor and content provider Griffin Cooper asked this week if I had suggestions of wine to pair with impending doom, I wanted to laugh and cry. That’s how it feels. I know that liquor stores, like grocery stores, are doing booming business, and thank goodness, as they are small, local businesses, […]
2020-03-24T09:33:50-04:00March 19th, 2020|