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Hudson Valley Soil and the Vines

Back in the Fall I strolled down the vineyards at Whitecliff with Michael Migliore and we chatted about dirt. Really, the type of soil found at his vineyard, what grows well in the soil and why.  It was very enlightening discussion.  Not only does the soil contribute...

A Bootleggers Moonshine

Get a taste of what it was like being a bootlegger during prohibition with a visit to Dutch’s Spirits in Pine Plains, New York.  Dutch Schultz was born Arthur Simon Flegenheimer a German-Jewish mobster in the 1920’s and 1930’s. He led a life of crime and...

The Elegance of Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé

Laurent-Perrier is a Champagne House located in Champagne, France founded in 1812 by André-Michael Pierlot. He was a négociant in the region and settled in the town of Tours-Sur-Marne. He began farming on two plots of land and began the Alphonse Pierlot Champagne...