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2016 Hudson Valley Wine & Spirits Competition: Fjord Vineyards Sweeps Top Awards

By Christopher Matthews Relative newcomer Fjord Vineyards made quite the statement at the recent 2016 Hudson Valley Wine & Spirits Competition. Not only did its 2015 Albariño win Best in Show, Best Overall Hudson Valley Wine (made w/HV fruit) and Best … Continue reading

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Riesling’s New York Winning Streak Ends…

By Christopher Matthews …but probably not for long. Yet for the first time since 2008, and only the third time since 2000, Riesling was not the grape of the NY Governor’s Cup winner (i.e. the “Best in Show) at the New … Continue reading

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Gold Galore at 2013 Hudson Valley Wine & Spirits Competition

By Christopher Matthews Last weekend I had the honor once again to be a judge at the Hudson Valley Wine and Spirits Competition. The tasting started early on a gorgeous September morning at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds, where the golden sunshine outside was matched by … Continue reading

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Despite Tough Vintages, Some Hudson Valley Wines Shine

By Christopher Matthews In one sense, the 2012 Hudson Valley Wine and Spirits Competition was like Ground Hog Day: as usual, Millbrook Vineyards & Winery  took home multiple honors, winning Winery of the Year, and picking up not only Best White … Continue reading

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Best Hudson Valley Wines (Right Now)

By Christopher Matthews Here at Upstate-Downtown, we’ve been distracted lately by some unruly house guests, namely Irene and Lee. And while we didn’t fare as badly as our neighbors on the west side of the Hudson River, in the Catskills, … Continue reading

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