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Romancing the Grape: The Capital Region Wine Festival at Proctors

The Capital Region Wine Festival at Proctors. Photo Courtesy of Proctors
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Romancing the Grape: The Capital Region Wine Festival at Proctors Wine Tastings Galore, Just in Time for Valentine’s Day The time of year is approaching when we celebrate love any way we can: with candles, romantic dinners, boxes of candy, teddy bears, and for some of us—wine! This Valentine’s weekend, you can embrace your love [...]

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Kim and Pam’s Excellent Adventure: Happy Hour in the High Peaks

Kim and Pam Ladd, Happy Hour in the High Peaks
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An Interview with Kim and Pam Ladd, Authors of the Upcoming Book, Happy Hour in the High Peaks By Aubree Cutkomp Kim and Pam Ladd are on a mission. A mission to get their book, Happy Hour in the High Peaks published. Their blog of the same name is currently keeping track of the different [...]

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Exploring the Finger Lakes Wine Region

Finger Lakes Wine Center
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About ten years ago, just before I moved to Ithaca, the friends who encouraged my relocation here invited me on a wine tour of Cayuga Lake. Not then fancying myself a wine drinker, I believed it was more hip to not be cultured in that way. I went along mostly out of curiosity. This was [...]

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Some Helpful Tips for Pairing Food and Wine

Food and Wine Pairing
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The holidays are just around the corner, as are the inevitable traffic jams and long lines, but it’s also a time for those wonderful home and office parties. A common question people ask is: What’s the best wine that goes with (insert food item here)? The standard we’ve been brought up with is red wine [...]

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Best Wineries in Upstate NY & the Adirondacks

Upstate NY & Adirondack winery
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If you weren’t aware that Upstate NY had such a vibrant wine-making community, read on. We’ve got a number of suggested wineries here for you to check out, many of which offer tours, tastings and/or informative presentations. Whether you have an afternoon or a whole day to spend, you won’t feel like you’re missing out [...]

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