Hudson Valley Wine: A History of Taste & Terroir

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Although it's the birthplace of American wine, Hudson Valley vintages have yet to meet with the renown of those produced by the neighboring Finger Lakes and Long Island. In the 1600s, French Huguenots arrived in the area and used their French winemaking skills to found vineyards. Benmarl is cultivating astounding varietals from a vineyard that has continuously grown grapes since 1772. Recently launched cooperative winemaking organizations have made strides in the region, and scientists at Cornell University have worked to determine the tastiest varietals and hybrids that will flourish in the challenging Hudson Valley terroir. Hudson Valley wines are at last garnering critical acclaim in mainstream national publications and restaurants. Tessa Edick and Kathleen Willcox uncover the hundreds of years, unrelenting pride, determination and ingenuity behind Hudson Valley wines.
ISBN: 9781467119764
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: New York
Series: American Palate
Images: 97
Pages: 224
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Tessa Edick is a journalist, author, school food activist, philanthropist, food entrepreneur, executive director and founder of the FarmOn! Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and public charity that created a grass roots movement to change food and inspire youth education in agriculture. Edick's first book, Hudson Valley Food and Farming: Why Didn't Anyone Tell Me That?, was published in 2014. Edick writes a bimonthly column, “Meet Your Farmer,” and for the national quarterly Modern Farmer. She resides in Copake Lake, New York, with her partner, a twelve-year NBA veteran of the Boston Celtics, and an English bulldog and an English mastiff—Ms Ruby Juice and Lady Trudie Astor, respectively. Kathleen Willcox is a journalist who writes about food, wine, beer and popular culture; her work has appeared in Edible: Capital District, Edible: Green Mountains, Hudson Valley Wine magazine, VinePair, on United Stations Radio Network and in many other media. She lives in Saratoga Springs with her husband, Stephen Repsher, and their young twins, Emily and Miles.
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