Posted 05 July 2012 - 11:26 AM
Or anything great that I should check out, I scored an amazing tour of Brooklyn brewery with the Brooklyn Homebrew club. If anyone on the board wants to geek out over wine in the city hit me up.
Posted 07 July 2012 - 11:57 AM
I know some good lower hudson valley wineries, but they are farther than train/foot. If you are still interested let me know and I'll fill you in.
Yeah it sounds like lower hudson is where I need to go. I'm thinking about renting a car and making a day trip/one night out there with a friend next week. I'd love to hear your take on what not to miss.
Posted 09 July 2012 - 07:19 AM
Warwick Valley has some awesome port and a nice variety.
A little further north and you can visit Brotherhood, which is historic. They get a bad rap from some locals for producing "grape juice", but over the past 10 or 15 years they have really started making some great traditional dry wines. They get particular kudos from me for going out and making Te'j. Obscure and a little odd tasting.
If you make the trek to Brotherhood, you might as well hit up Brimstone Hill, too. I buy a case from him every chance I get. He's getting up in age and probably won't be producing for too much longer. His Seyval Blanc is one of my favorites.
Magnanini is another great winery, but they have odd hours. I think they have tasting from 5-7pm.
There are no doubt other good ones. I would say that Kedem and Baldwin are great for sweet wines, if that if your thing. Brotherhood does have sweet wines too. Applewood is on my list to try. I was not impressed with Glorie Farm or Benmarl.
There was one who turned us away because we had my infant son with us and they promptly scolded us and said "no one under 21 is allowed!". ok. I guess he is technically a minor. Strange how nobody else ever said anything. I haven't mentioned them. They may have good wine. I'll never go back to find out.
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