Hudson River Maritime Museum hosts March 22 lecture with wine and chocolate tasting – The Daily Freeman

KINGSTON, N.Y. — The Hudson River Maritime Museum will host “History of Dutch Chocolate in the Hudson Valley: A Wine and Chocolate Tasting” at 6 p.m. Friday, March 22. The evening will feature a wine tasting hosted by Stone Ridge Wine and Spirits, along with a chocolate fountain and homemade chocolate truffles. Stone Ridge Wine

Read more 

Vineyards of Hampshire tasting: some of England’s best sparkling wines on show

Last week, the vineyards of Hampshire held a tasting showcasing some of the top sparkling wines from this county. Of course, Hampshire is, as a county, a political boundary and doesn’t recognise specific soils or climates, but it does have within its boundaries some very good places for growing wine grapes, and quite a bit

Read more 

Nagano region, Japan (8) Northern Alps Vineyards

I head to Omachi, in the north of Nagano Prefecture, in the Nihon Alps wine region. It’s decidedly alpine here, and we’re fringed by mountains, and the vineyard is covered by a blanket of snow. I’m here to visit Masaki Wakabayashi, who established his small winery, Northern Alps Vineyards, back in 2008. He’s from here,

Read more 

Nagano region, Japan (7) Azumino Winery

One of the most beautifully situated wineries in Nagano, Azumino winery was established in 2007 in the Nihon Alps wine valley, in the shadow of the northern alps. Here, on a bright, bracing winter’s day, I met with Akira Kato (chief winemaker) and Kentaro Furukawa (viticulturist). Akira and Kentaro The winery is owned by Kashiyama,

Read more 

Let’s toast our local beer, wine and spirits – Pacific Northwest Inlander

click to enlarge Inlander Restaurant Week has been supporting the concept of Drink Local for a long time, and given the growth of our local craft beer, wine and distillery communities, we’ll be doing it for years to come. There are a lot of reasons to Drink Local. It’s great for the local economy, supporting

Read more