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Quick Lobster Dishes and Wines to Accompany Them

Preparing lobster can often feel like too much effort — those intimidating claws and fiddly shell making you wonder whether it is worth it. Here are five easy lobster dishes paired with local wines to make the effort even more enjoyable.
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Hudson Valley Wine Excursions

With more than 30 wineries and ample restaurants, the Hudson Valley is an ideal place for a wine and food excursion. Check out the following food and lodging options to plan your next visit to the Hudson Valley!
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The Best Local Cabernet Francs to Drink Right Now

Cabernet Franc is the most popular red wine varietal in the Hudson Valley, and for good reason. Here are five of the region’s best Cabernet Francs to try right now.
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Three-Day Cider Tasting in the Hudson Valley

From small-batch ciders to widely distributed flavors, the Hudson Valley is home to some of the most flavorful hard ciders made from locally grown heirloom apple varieties.
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Wine and the White House – Lessons in Diplomacy [Book Review]

Each President since Washington has recognized wine’s intrinsic value when it comes to diplomacy and putting guests at ease. Join author Frederick J. Ryan on a lively, historical romp through the Presidential cellars and the traditions that have made wine an influential part of White House culture.
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Top Picks for Virtual Tastings and Online Classes

COVID-19 created opportunities for producers and enthusiasts to embrace the history and culture of wine, beer, cider, and spirits in a completely different way. Here are our top picks for virtual happy hours, classes and conversations.
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Know Before You Go: What to Expect When You Visit Now

The Hudson Valley wine and craft beverage industry is bubbling with optimism now that COVID-19 restrictions have been loosened. Businesses are eager to welcome visitors—even if it is from six feet away.
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Uncultivated: Wild Apples, Real Cider, and the Complicated Art of Making a Living [Book Review]

Author and sustainable cider maker Andy Brennan balances the needs of a modern farm business with a pursuit to return to simpler times.
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Seven ‘Quarantini’ Cocktails with a Local Twist

Social distancing may mean the end of cocktail hour as we know it, but a virtual "quarantini" hour can cheer you up, reduce stress, and keep you connected while you’re cooped up at home.
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Little Known Local Ladies and the Libations They Inspire

Woman and alcohol haven’t always had the best relationship throughout history, so we’ve made the case for a few local women deserving of their own brand.
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Local Musicians Rock Hudson Valley Wineries

Can music affect the way wine tastes? Or does a great band just improve your experience at a winery? Here's where to go to listen to your favorite kind of live music once the COVID crisis is over.
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Six Founding Fathers and How They Shaped Hudson Valley Wine

As the birthplace of American viticulture, the Hudson Valley has its share of pioneers. Here's a look at a few who helped shape the Hudson Valley's wine industry.
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