Author: Kathleen Willcox

Kathleen Willcox

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Best Books for Wine Lovers

There is a type of wine book to suit every wine lover, but there are certain books that every wine lover should have within reaching distance of their wine glass.

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Visiting Wine Country – It’s a Family Affair

Wineries used to be places where grown-ups went to escape children, but as our culture, and our relationship with craft beverages has evolved, they’ve become places where the presence of toddling mini-humans isn’t just tolerated, it’s actively encouraged.

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Toasting a Decade of Craft Innovations

Remember when going out to grab a drink meant a mass-market beverage trucked in from afar? So 2008. These days, it’s all about #drinkinglocal, and bars and restaurants not just carry, but feature, New York-made wine, beer, cider, and spirits.

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The Audacious Unifying Vision of the Region’s Craft Brewers

We live in seemingly divided times: across the country, and on all manner of subjects, an “us vs. them” mentality has become our default mode. The days of merry disagreements about everything from sports to movies and politics at the water cooler have gone the way of, well, having time to stand around the water cooler and chat.

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The Apple: Coming of Age

Is there another edible object more freighted with historical significance than the lowly apple? Between Eve, Steve (Jobs), and Sir Isaac (Newton), the apple is linked in the popular imagination to the downfall of man, the most significant socio-cultural revolution of our time and the dawning of an age of science.

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Vines of the Times

Delicate grapes, through assiduous hands-on maintenance, the use of rigorous scientific analysis, plus the trademark Hudson Valley pioneer and cooperative spirit, are reaching their full flavor potential in the Hudson Valley.

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