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Open A Wine Bottle With a Shoe

Have a bottle of wine on hand but no corkscrew to get it open? As you can see, all it takes is a shoe and some pounding. The shoe isn’t a necessary component, of course; you just need something to soften the blows so the bottle doesn’t break.



State Grape Grower of Year Award goes to HV Winery for First Time

State Grape Grower of Year Award goes to HV Winery for First Time Photo: Receiving the New York Grape Grower of the Year Award is Michael Migliore, owner of Whitecliff Vineyard, center; shown with Jim Trezise, president of the New York Wine and Grape Foundation; and Kim Wagner, owner of Stoutridge Vineyard and Foundation board…



Wine Trail Passports on Sale Now!

Wine Trail Passports on Sale Now! This passport allows you to visit each of the 14 wineries once between April 1 and August 31 on your schedule, at your pace. You will receive a limited tasting of 4 wines at each winery, specially selected by the winemaker, for your pleasure. This is a great opportunity…



Wine and Pasta Recipes from Three Trail Wineries

Warwick Valley Winery & Black Dirt Distillery Black Dirt Black Truffle Baked Macaroni and Cheese The dish: Recipe credit goes to Chef Johnny Castrovillari. The pairing: “We are pairing this dish with our Doc’s Original Hard apple cider,” says Jeremy Kidde, co-owner. “The cider is a great companion to traditional pub fare such as mac…