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The Hudson Valley’s Sparkling Renaissance

The pandemic proved something wine lovers have long suspected: there is no bad time to drink sparkling wine. Right here in the Hudson Valley there is incredible diversity from elegant Champagne styles to fun, casual Pét-Nats.
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Exploring Cannabis in the Hudson Valley

With the passage of the New York Marijuana Regulation and Tax Act, more acres of agricultural land are in the Hudson Valley are being licensed to grow cannabis, dispensaries will be popping up, and there will be tasting rooms for weed, just as there are for wine.
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Milea Takes the Hudson Valley Wine Scene to the Next Level

Milea Estate Vineyard is kicking off an ambitious plan to change how wine is made in the Hudson Valley, and to change how that wine is perceived around the world.
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Spirited Away – New York’s Craft Distilling Industry is Hitting New Heights

The state’s craft spirits industry has been booming over the past few years. What’s the takeaway from this rapid growth? For starters: Laws have consequences.
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The Power of Place in Hudson Valley Cheese

When it comes to cheese, think local and artisanal, and look for cheeses made by people whose business decisions reflect their commitment to the community—and the land.
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Sustainable Wine Growing in a Challenging Climate

What does sustainability mean for winemakers? In its simplest form, it's a pledge by producers to be stewards of the land and community…with a little wiggle room built in.
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What to Know as Hudson Valley Wine Country Reopens

The pandemic has changed how many wine and cider producers do business. Read on for how to be prepared for your next visit.
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12 New Releases to Look Forward to this Summer

While tastings were halted when businesses were closed due to COVID-19 restrictions, production was not. In fact, many Hudson Valley makers crafted brand new products and are releasing new vintages this summer. Seek these out!
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Signs of Resilience – Local Producers Build Community to Survive COVID-19

For the wine and craft beverage industry whose cornerstone is socialization and gathering, persevering through the coronavirus required businesses to change course in order to survive. Here's how they did it.
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Go for the Wine and Cider, Stay for the Food

In the Hudson Valley, where locally-sourced, handcrafted beverages and food products are center stage, there are many award-winning tasting rooms with their own eateries to suit whatever mood you’re in.
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Podcasts That Will Leave You Thirsty for More

Finding an excellent, informative podcast is more difficult than ever. The problem isn’t meager offerings, it’s the sheer volume of voices vying for listeners’ attention.
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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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