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5 Ulster County Music Venues You Can’t Miss

If you’re in the mood for a top-notch musical act after a day spent sipping wine or cider, Ulster County will make your recreational dreams come true.
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A Local’s Guide to Warwick

Surrounded by mountains with the Appalachian Trail coursing through it, this quaint valley is a unique Hudson Valley destination and the perfect locale to leave the city behind.
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Dance Among the Vines and Leave Behind a 
Low Carbon Footprint at City Winery

Thirty years after opening the iconic Knitting Factory in NYC, Michael Dorf is operating a net-zero winery in the Hudson Valley out of a literal knitting factory, powered by water from the WallKill River.
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Exploring American Cider: History, Politics and Social Issues

Getting out and experiencing cider firsthand is the best way to learn about the country’s oldest beverage, but with Dan Pucci and Craig Cavallo as your well-versed and deeply passionate guides, cider culture from coast to coast is at your fingertips.
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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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