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2020 Harvest: A Bright Spot in a Tough Year

While 2020 continues to be an historically challenging year for Americans, the upcoming harvest has Hudson Valley winemakers and cider makers feeling cautiously, of all things, optimistic.
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load of ugly apples

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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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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Celebrating the Shawangunk Wine Trail with Chef Marc Murphy

Hudson Valley Wine Magazine editors invited a small group of local farmers and artisan producers to join them and celebrity Chef and Chopped judge Marc Murphy and NYC Beverage Director David Lombardo for a farm-to-table meal featuring the  wines of the Shawangunk Wine Trail.
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View of Fjord Cab Franc bottles, on barrel during the 2019 Cab Franc Barrel Tasting at Nostrano Vineyards.

Exploring the Wine Glass Digs Deep into Hudson Valley Cab Franc

In this Exploring the Wine Glass podcast, Lori Budd, creator of #CabFrancDay, interviews the Hudson Valley's Cabernet Franc winemakers and winery owners.
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The Golden Age of Mead

Mead is having its moment. All it took was about 8,000 years. Even though it’s been around for ages and is one of the oldest alcoholic beverages known to man it hasn’t been that prominent until recently.
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view of Jonathan Lander, assistant winemaker at Robibero Family Vineyards, standing by barrels

The Next Crop

They may have come to the Hudson Valley for its vibrant viticulture, but it’s the people—and the collaborative community—that’s making them stay.
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Landscape of Whitecliff Vineyard

A Revolution a Decade in the Making

When the first issue of Hudson Valley Wine Magazine came out ten years ago, the state’s Farm Distillery Law was only a year old.
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From the Ground to Glass

For the regional brewer looking to produce a more sustainable beer, finding a local source of hops is key.
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Superior Efficiency, Superior Products at Stoutridge

You came at a good time, actually,” says Stephen Osborn as he lifted the lid off of a giant wooden fermenter filled with hundreds of pounds of cherries that are in the process of fermenting into a deep, rich slurry.
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Ryan Burke looking at cider in a glass at Angry Orchard

Taking Tradition Forward at Angry Orchard Cider House

Angry Orchard and its head cider maker Ryan Burk want to change the way we think about hard cider.
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Landscape view of Cab Fanc vineyard at Millbrook Winery with hills in background

Getting Technical with Cab Franc

Growing Cabernet Franc is a promising prospect for Hudson Valley growers and winemakers, especially if you understand the conditions under which it grows best.
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