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Win a Prize for Drinking Craft Beverages? We’re In!

Download the new Orange County Tourism "Taste the Craft" Beverage Trail app and get a Passport to start sippin' in OCNY!
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Land, Locals, and Culture Connect Craft Beverage Makers to Orange County

There is a symbiotic relationship between business, community, and the land in Orange County. We talked to four craft beverage makers about the magic of living and owning a business here.
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A Noble Heritage Grows Again at Milea Estate Vineyard

The Hudson Heritage Project will reintroduce wines made with grapes that almost no one else in the world is currently using.
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So You Want to Visit Long Island Wine Country?

If sampling wines from another New York region is on your bucket list this fall, pick up a copy of The Wines of Long Island and head to the East End.
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Creative Craft Beverages Abound in Orange County

Orange County is home to an abundance of producers who are raising the standards by creatively diversifying their product lines. Here are four to seek out.
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Classic Meets Currant at Current Cassis in Catskill, NY

At Current Cassis, Rachel Petach is whipping up a seriously sippable blackcurrant liqueur in Greene County.
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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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