DID YOU KNOW. . . that both Niagara's are on sale right now for $8.99 each. Villa Niagara is our semi-dry and it's quite lovely -- crisp, clean on the pallet and classically New York. When folks as me if I make Muscato, I ask them to taste New York's version of a sweet, grapey (very different from Muscato) wine. They're always blown away!

I'm always on the lookout for articles on wine from knowledgeable people. The following article, although lofty in its presentation, might be informative to some folks.

                What, Exactly, Is Vintage? by Katie Le Seac'h
      "If you live in Brooklyn, vintage is usually a pair of ripped Levi’s from the seventies. But when it comes to wine, a vintage is “one made from grapes that were all, or primarily, grown and harvested in a single specified year.”
      This may sound simple, but even experienced wine drinkers can feel overwhelmed when it comes to vintage. Many think it is an exercise in memorization, but it doesn’t have to be.
      I recently had the opportunity to attend The Vintage Effect, part of French Institute Alliance FrançaiseWine Tour de France led by Hortense Bernard, General Manager of Millesima USA. Ms. Bernard believes that understanding vintage is “A lot of work … or, that is, a pleasure!” Basically, it depends on how you approach it.
      I get to taste wines regularly as a sommelier, which helps me to retain some information about various vintages in different regions. Discovering a few older vintages of wines you love may be a lofty enough goal for the casual wine drinker. If you are a Bordeaux lover, this type of tasting is a good place to start.
      Held in the spacious sky room at FIAF’s Upper East Side headquarters, The Vintage Effect was a polished and thoughtful tasting. Place settings generously included bread from Pain d’Avignon, cheeses from Président and charcuterie from D’Artagnan.

The Recipe of the Month -- Sweet Noodle Kugel (using Villa Niagara)


El Paso Winery is located in the beautiful Hudson River valley -- one of the four wine producing regions of New York State. Some of the fine varietals we use are Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, Rieslings, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc. We also feature beautiful and complex blends -- Mikes' Mud, Owen's Own, Dusty Barn, and others that are dry, semi-dry and sweet.


To sample our fine New York State wines, check our hours for FREE Tastings, peruse our Wine List, look for our featured "Wine of the Month" and learn more About El Paso Winery. If traveling to the lower Hudson Valley, you can Get Directions to the winery; and for your convenience, we've included links to nice places dine or to stay -- Hudson Valley Area Attractions.


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