It’s September, and that means festival season! One of the biggest (and best) in New York state is in our backyard. It’s the Hudson Valley Wine & Food Festival, held at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds on September 10 and 11, 2022. This year is the 21st anniversary of the festival. If you’ve been before, you […]
If you’re heading to an outdoor event this weekend – and who isn’t? – the perfect take-along wine that pairs well with everything is a Portuguese Vinho Verde. The literal translation is “green wine,” but it’s named after the region in Northern Portugal where the grapes it’s made from are grown. Vinho Verde is renowned […]
It seems there are more New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs on the shelves in wine stores than there are sheep in that country – and that’s saying something!! How to choose from among the burgeoning selection? Here’s one that’s tasty, affordable, and widely available: Matua. I was skeptical about this one when I chose it at […]
Summer is upon us and it’s the perfect season for sangria. There are many premade sangrias that can simply be chilled and served over ice. Super easy and convenient. You can then add whatever you want to make it extra fun – fresh fruit, additional fruit juice, a splash of brandy or triple sec, even […]
Father’s Day is Sunday, and that calls for something special.
If you’ll be gathered around the grill and are looking for a wine that will pair perfectly with beef and that will have Dad saying, “Hey, wow, who brought this wine?” then here’s my recommendation:
Robert Mondavi’s Bourbon Barrel […]