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.
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.
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.
The pandemic has changed how many wine and cider producers do business. Read on for how to be prepared for your next visit.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you’ve ever driven extensively around the Hudson Valley, chances are you hit a GPS dead zone en route to your destination, only to find yourself delighted to be wherever you ended up.
Remember when going out to grab a drink meant a mass-market beverage trucked in from afar? So 2008. These days, it’s all about #drinkinglocal, and bars and restaurants not just carry, but feature, New York-made wine, beer, cider, and spirits.
Beer has a long history in New York, stretching back almost 400 years to the time of the first Dutch colonists. From that point, the state took a leading role in brewing in the country, and by the time of Prohibition, New Yorkers made more beer and drank more beer than any other state in the Union.