Ready for Rosé?

Glass of Rosé being poured

Not quite a red, and not exactly a white, rosé wines seem to be one of the most misunderstood wines in the United States. Fortunately there has been a slow but profound change in American attitudes towards rosé wines, and the Hudson Valley’s wineries are well ahead of the curve.

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Crushed, Fermented, Blended

Man with a hat on holding an apple

Like rosé wines, fruit wines often do not get the respect that they deserve. While most fruit wines are enjoyably soft, very fruity, and semi-sweet, there are more “serious” fruit wines being made in the Hudson Valley and western New England today.

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Sparkling Wines

Sparkling wine bubbles close up

Most people reserve sparkling wines for special occasions. Even those who do not regularly drink wine will often sip sparkling wines at weddings, graduations or to celebrate a job promotion.

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Warming Up to Port

Four bottles of Hudson Valley Port

Locally-produced dessert wines are a specialty in the Hudson Valley. Dessert wines, which tend to be sweeter and more alcoholic than regular table wines, can include late harvest wines, sherries, ports, and fortified fruit wines such as cassis, which is made from currants.

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