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Pickling with Paniza

When one plants a garden they can expect to give up a day to pickle the bounty of cucumbers they have before they rot. That is exactly what I did one day with the help of Paniza 2015 Cariñena from Bodegas Paniza in Spain. You always need a little help from...

Winephabet Street C is for Carménère

If you missed our August Winephabet Street C is for Carménère here's your chance to learn a little about the lost grape of Bordeaux.  Carménère was originally part of the Bordeaux blend.  But when  phylloxera wiped out the grape vines in 1867 they...

Farm-to-Table Dinner on Bannerman’s Island

Every year Noah Sheetz of the Chefs’ Consortium invites me to the annual chef-prepared Farm-to-Table Bannerman’s Island Fundraiser and it always seems to be the day of the Hudson Valley Wine & Spirits Competition (September 9th this year), so I can’t...

Amalaya – Hope for a Miracle

Amalaya like it’s brother Colomé is part of the Hess Family Wine Estates. Amalaya is fairly new, founded in 2010 the word means ‘Hope for a Miracle’ at what began from an experiment at Colomé.   That experiment was to find alternative sourcing and...

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