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Category: Red Wine

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Wine for Newbies

If you’re new to wine, learning about it can be quite intimidating. Here are some pro tips to navigate trying or buying wine on your own.

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Work and Progress at Fjord Vineyards

Founders Matt Spaccarelli and Casey Erdmann have been forging a path for Fjord since 2013 when they branched out from Benmarl Winery to focus on their passion—to craft world-class wines under their own label.

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Strong Roots

Three years in, the Hudson Valley Cabernet Franc Coalition has laid the groundwork for success. If wines from a historically rainy season are coming out this appealing, what’s going to happen in a good year?

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Palaia Winery & Meadery

The owners of Palaia Winery are from the Woodstock generation and – as the peace symbol on all their labels attests to – they aren’t afraid to show it. A family run winery with a tasting room in a 200-year-old barn on land once owned by Aaron Burr, Palaia is affectionately known as the Hudson Valley’s “hippie winery.”

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Bountiful Baco Noir

Baco Noir is a French-American hybrid grape that was bred by François (some say Maurice) Baco. Baco (1865 – 1947) was a teacher from the town of Belus, Landes, Armagnac Province, France (south of Bordeaux).

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Perplexing Pinot Noir

The insightful observation made by the famous wine writer Jancis Robinson in her 1986 book, Vines, Grapes and Wines best sums up many thoughts on this illusive grape variety.

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Fruitful Frontenac

Frontenac is one of the most widely planted of the Minnesota hybrids in the Hudson Valley, successfully bred by grape breeding pioneer Elmer Swenson (1913-2004).

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Nuances of Noiret

Noiret is a relatively new hybrid grape variety used in red wine production, offering another option for cold climate grape growers.

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How Well Do You Know Franc?

When wine drinkers refer to a “Cab,” more often than not they are referring to Cabernet Sauvignon, not the Hudson Valley’s newly claimed signature grape, Cabernet Franc.

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