By William M. Dowd
I often hear from people who want to learn more about New York wines but don’t know whether to head to Long Island or the Finger Lakes to try as many in one trip as they can.
Problem solved. If you’re interested in experiencing a cross-section of them — 51 different wines, to be precise — you need drive no further then Rhinebeck this coming weekend.
Representatives from dozens of wineries will be pouring samples at the 2007 Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds, on the east side of the Hudson River. That’s in addition to all sorts of food artisans, craftspeople, tourism organizations, equipment and furniture companies, and all manner of other vendors.
Tickets for the Grand Reserve Tasting, set for 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, are on sale now and must be purchased in advance. The remainder of the events are open both Saturday (noon to 6 p.m.) and Sunday (noon to 5 p.m.).
Other details and ticket information are available online.
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