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Beer, ME

Recently, I took a jaunt up to my hometown of Portland, ME. Being that I grew up there as a boy, I never really got the full scope of adult … Continue reading

May 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

America’s Wine Cradle

We’re all familiar with the great wines being produced in Napa and Sonoma, but most people forget (or perhaps never knew) the birthplace of American wine making: the Hudson Valley. … Continue reading

October 9, 2012 · 1 Comment

Newburgh New-brew

Newburgh, NY has been the underdog for the last hundred years. It was a boomtown during the Gilded Age, with its ideal position between NY and Albany, directly on the … Continue reading

October 8, 2012 · Leave a comment


It’s high season in the Hudson Valley, what with leaf-peeping, pumpkin-patching, apple-picking and corn-mazing, which means when you visit you will probably have to multi-task just to celebrate October along … Continue reading

October 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

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October 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

Balkan Wine Project

Last week at Winebow‘s annual Vintner’s Harvest the room was filled with amazing wines from around the world. From the Hudson valley to Australia, amazing grapes were presented and paired … Continue reading

September 26, 2012 · 1 Comment

Johnny Apple-cider

Whatever you do, don’t say the apple cider tastes like apples! This will get you kicked out of a cider tasting pretty much immediately¬†(and when I say cider, I mean … Continue reading

September 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

Made with Honor, Sold on Hipster

Every so many years a new cool beer is chosen to be the mascot of the poor yet proud educated youth. The newly chosen emblem of awesome is Narragansett beer, … Continue reading

September 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

Allow me to introduce you…New wine to the New World

Since this is our start-up issue, I reached out to my friend and wine professional Nicholas De Rosa from Winebow to share a special wine that is in no way … Continue reading

August 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

Coffee Tasting for Winos

The wine community has a great history and well earned reputation for pretension and overly ceremoniously sniffing, swirling and spitting their goblets of grape juice before discussing and judging. Well, … Continue reading

August 1, 2012 · Leave a comment