Friday, August 17, 2007

Whitcliff Vineyard's Gourmet Burger Celebration

This event is a must! Have you eaten local grass fed beef, paired with red wine? You should attend this event. I attend last year and was amazed at the difference a grass fed burger tastes.
Paired with Whitecliff's red wines...yum!! I hope they have their Malbec bottled for this event. Last year it paired great with the burgers!

At this event, you will enjoy the pleasures of eating local in a Hudson Valley summer at Whitecliff Vineyard’s Red Wine & Grass-Fed Beef Gourmet Burger Celebration. It all takes place on Saturday and Sunday, August 25th and 26th, from 12 to 4 p.m. Saturday, and 12-3 Sunday. The Celebration will give you a true taste of Hudson Valley agriculture, as it offers up the delicious synergy of wine, burgers from local grass-fed beef, sweet corn, and ice cream.

For more information and tickets you can call the winery at 845-255-4613. You can visit their website as well at

Sunday, August 12, 2007

New York Wine & Food Classic

Congratulations Rivendell Winery...their 2006 Soho Cellars Johannisberg Riesling won Best Semi-Dry Riesling Wine at the 2007 New York Wine & Food Classic that was held last week at Copia in Napa, CA.

The awards were based on blind tastings by 24 expert judges—10 from California, 6 from New York, 6 from other states, and 2 from other countries. Judges included prominent wine writers, restaurateurs, retailers, and wine educators. Four-judge panels determined the initial awards, with top-scoring wines evaluated by all 24 judges for Best of Category and Governor’s Cup awards.

For more information on the compeition visit