Hudson Berkshire Wine & Food Festival

Happy Memorial Day weekend! How to celebrate with wine? There just happens to be a wonderful festival in Chatham (the heart of Columbia County) where you can try wines from the Hudson Valley and Finger Lakes (and other craft beverages, too!). Support local! Try new wines! Learn about where the grapes are grown and the […]

By |2023-05-25T09:24:18-04:00May 24th, 2023|Wine of the Week|

Stella Rosa Wines

I’m looking forward to the running of the Preakness Stakes in Maryland this Saturday. Let’s see if Mage can win this one! I’m not a fan of mint julep, but that won’t keep me from having something fun in my glass. I’ve discovered Stella Rosa wines, and I like them because they are light (just […]

By |2023-05-24T13:33:49-04:00May 17th, 2023|Wine of the Week|

Mother’s Day Rosé

What better to celebrate a beautiful May Mother’s Day than with a beautiful and delicious rosé? There are so many to choose from these days, not just from France, but from all over the United States and Italy and Argentina, too. Here are a couple I love. The first is a classic French […]

By |2023-05-24T13:34:04-04:00May 10th, 2023|Wine of the Week|

Kendall Jackson

This Saturday, May 6, is the 149th running of the Kentucky Derby. Wow! Turns out Kendall Jackson is the “preferred wine of the Derby.” Just as the Triple Crown is about being the best in your field, so Kendall Jackson wines are consistently winners. The Chardonnay has been America’s top-selling Chard for about 30 years. […]

By |2023-05-03T21:45:35-04:00May 3rd, 2023|Wine of the Week|

Brilla Prosecco

It seems April showers have brought April flowers, and we’re in full spring bloom. There’s a crisp sparkle to the morning, and it puts me in a bubbly kind of mood. A sparkly sparkler that’s as good as it looks is Brilla! Prosecco. It’s easy to find, very affordable, and complements all kinds of foods. […]

By |2023-04-26T18:34:58-04:00April 26th, 2023|Wine of the Week|

Sonoma-Cutrer Chardonnay

If you’re like many and waited til this week to complete and submit your taxes, you need a good wine to celebrate! Order in some Chinese food, get in your comfiest clothes, and pop a bottle of Sonoma-Cutrer Chardonnay. It’s a lovely pale golden color in the glass, and opens up with an almost tropical […]

By |2023-04-25T14:33:27-04:00April 18th, 2023|Wine of the Week|

Lamb-n-Ham Wine

Easter is upon us, and with it the seasonal foods that celebrate the occasion. Eggs play a big part in Easter meals from start to finish – you have to do something with those colored eggs! – and typically the main course is ham or lamb. The wine-pairing juices really start to flow when thinking […]

By |2023-04-05T12:15:07-04:00April 5th, 2023|Wine of the Week|

Brancott Estate Sauvignon Blanc

The saying goes that March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb. Did you know that in New Zealand the ratio of sheep to people is about seven to one? Raise a toast to the lamb with a glass of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. Known for its distinctive grapefruit note on the […]

By |2023-04-12T14:31:45-04:00April 5th, 2023|Wine of the Week|

Millbrook Chardonnay

It’s back to the States and the many, many, many wonderful wines made here. I’m settling back in with a local favorite, a ringing-in-spring Chardonnay from Millbrook Winery. Millbrook has been named the Best Hudson Valley Winery for some 20 years. The Chardonnay is made from estate-grown fruit and undergoes partial barrel fermentation and complete […]

By |2023-03-27T18:55:23-04:00March 27th, 2023|Wine of the Week|
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