I just returned from the “Best of the Hudson Valley.” This event was sponsored by Hudson Valley Magazine.
Readers of the Magazine voted on the “Best of the Hudson Valley” in a variety of categories. Food, Wine, Beer to Dentists.

There were three Hudson Valley Wineries at the event. Millbrook Winery, Brotherhood Winery and Warwick Valley Winery and wonderful restaurants and bakeries. Warwick Valley Winery was in the perfect place, the bakery room serving their “American Fruits” collection. Those wines go great with dessert.

I got busted! I stopped at Keegan Ales and got a “Hurricane Kitty.” It was hot and I wanted something different. (I won’t mention the pear martini I tasted before the beer from Shadow’s on the Hudson) I stopped by Millbrook Winery to say hi to Barbara and her words were “What the winegoddess drinking beer.” At this point there were about 4 people around me and were looking at me. Just a little embarrassed. However, with beer in hand I came across Arlington Wines & Liquor serving Moet Champagne. Joe insisted we have a taste..so beer in one hand, Moet in the other. I did eventually lose the beer and got a bottle of water.

Food…there was lots…pasta, duck,soup, sushi, curry, My Brother Bobby’s Salsa, and of course desserts galore. All were yummy!

All in all, it was a very nice event. It’s held every year, and if you haven’t gone, I suggest you mark your calendar for next year.