wine http://wamc.org en Lucas Confectionery and Browns Brewing http://wamc.org/post/lucas-confectionery-and-browns-brewing <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>It’s an exciting time for food and drink in Troy, NY and either of our next two guests would provide a great bite and beverage before or after an American Music Festival Event.</p><p><a href="http://www.lucasconfectionery.wordpress.com/">Lucas Confectionery</a> in Downtown Troy wine bar that also features craft beer, coffee drinks, cheeses, small plates, confections and desserts. Their setting pays tribute to the building’s confectionery history, using reclamation materials to create a design inspired by the industrial era of the City of Troy. The Grocery offers a wide range of quality cured meats and artisan cheeses. Craft beer, wine by the glass, baked goods, snacks, pasta, and local sauces are also available, along with daily household items. Both Lucas Confectionery and The Grocery are owned by Vic Christopher and Heather LaVine.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>They join us along with Kelly Brown, Greg Stacy, and Paul Minbiole from <a href="http://www.brownsbrewing.com/">Brown’s Brewing</a> in Troy. They have been brewing and serving dependable Ales &amp; Lagers from the Hudson Valley since 1993.</p><p> Thu, 15 May 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue & Alan Chartock 90462 at http://wamc.org Lucas Confectionery and Browns Brewing Craft Beverage Tour Headed To Lake George Region http://wamc.org/post/craft-beverage-tour-headed-lake-george-region <p>With the explosion of the craft beverage industry, advocates for economic development in Washington and Warren Counties are planning this summer to launch a regional tour as a means of connecting more tourists with locally made beer, wines, and other specialty beverages.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>John Davidson, co-owner of Davidson Brothers Brewing Co., announced this week the company produced the first brew from its new 22,000-square foot facility in Queensbury.</p><p>“Fifty barrels of our signature IPA that we brewed 17 years ago downtown,” said Davidson.</p><p></p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:22:31 +0000 Lucas Willard 88413 at http://wamc.org Craft Beverage Tour Headed To Lake George Region Cideries Now On Menu At New York Distillery Summit http://wamc.org/post/cideries-now-menu-new-york-distillery-summit <p>New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Tuesday hosted a second beer, wine, spirits — and now, cider —&nbsp;&nbsp; summit to showcase one of the state’s few growth industries. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 16:04:48 +0000 Karen Dewitt 87697 at http://wamc.org Cideries Now On Menu At New York Distillery Summit Food Friday Tips : Choosing Wines http://wamc.org/post/food-friday-tips-choosing-wines <p><em>Tune into <a href="http://wamc.org/term/food-friday">Food Friday</a> this week when sommelier Dominick Purnomo, co-owner of &nbsp;<a href="http://www.yonos.com/">Yono's&nbsp;Restaurant </a>and <a href="http://www.dpbrasserie.com/">dp An American Brasserie</a>, joins host Ray Graf to talk about wine tasting and wine pairings for your next catered affair!</em></p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 21:20:56 +0000 Dominick Purnomo 82013 at http://wamc.org Food Friday Tips : Choosing Wines "Hello, Wine" By Melanie Wagner http://wamc.org/post/hello-wine-melanie-wagner <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The new book </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Hello, Wine </em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">looks to be a stress free wine education course. The short form chapters contain little sips of information, accessible recommendations, and tasting party menus.</span></p><p><a href="http://melaniewagnerwine.com" style="line-height: 1.5;">Melanie Wagner</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is a certified sommelier and is also a wine writer, speaker, and teacher.</span></p><p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 16:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 78962 at http://wamc.org "Hello, Wine" By Melanie Wagner Regional Taste NY Summit Was Held In The Hudson Valley http://wamc.org/post/regional-taste-ny-summit-was-held-hudson-valley <p></p><p>The Hudson Valley was the site for a regional Beer, Wine &amp; Spirits Summit.</p> Sun, 03 Nov 2013 15:40:28 +0000 Allison Dunne 76935 at http://wamc.org Regional Taste NY Summit Was Held In The Hudson Valley Mo Rocca At The Saratoga Wine & Food and Concours d'Elegance http://wamc.org/post/mo-rocca-saratoga-wine-food-and-concours-delegance <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Wildly entertaining humorist and actor Mo Rocca will join <a href="http://www.saratogawineandfood.com/">The Saratoga Wine &amp; Food and Concours d'Elegance</a> as this year's celebrity personality.</p><p>As co-host of the Live Auction with Master Wine Connoisseur Kevin Zraly and as part of the Culinary Tent experience, Rocca will bring his off-beat and satirical commentary, which can regularly be seen on <em>CBS Sunday Morning</em> and Cooking Channel's <em>My Grandmother's Ravioli</em> and heard on NPR's hit weekly quiz show <em>Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me!</em>.</p><p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 72783 at http://wamc.org Mo Rocca At The Saratoga Wine & Food and Concours d'Elegance SPAC - Saratoga Wine & Food Festival and Concours d'Elegance http://wamc.org/post/spac-saratoga-wine-food-festival-and-concours-delegance <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.spac.org/wineandfoodfest">The Saratoga Wine &amp; Food Festival and Concours d'Elegance</a> is a three-day destination event over three-day event that draws an audience of close to 6,000 from Montreal to Northern New Jersey.</p><p>Quickly becoming known as the most original Wine and Food Festival north of New York City, Saratoga Wine &amp; Food provides over 200 premiere wine and food exhibitors, invitation-only, collector Italian luxury vehicles as well as one-of-a kind seminars. The Saratoga Wine &amp; Food Festival and Concours d'Elegance is SPAC’s largest fundraiser is just over a month from now - September 6th, 7th &amp; 8th.</p><p>We are joined by Capital Region restaurateur, caterer, and the Honorary chair of this event, Angelo Mazzone of <a href="http://www.mazzonehospitality.com/">Mazzone Hospitality</a>.</p><p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Alan Chartock & Joe Donahue 71040 at http://wamc.org SPAC - Saratoga Wine & Food Festival and Concours d'Elegance "The Juice: Vinous Veritas" by Jay McInerney http://wamc.org/post/juice-vinous-veritas-jay-mcinerney <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>For more than a decade, Jay McInerney's vinous essays have been praised by restaurateurs, by esteemed critics, and by the media.</p><p>In <em>The Juice: Vinous Veritas</em> pieces originally published in <em>House &amp; Garden</em> and <em>The Wall Street Journal</em>, McInerney provides a master class in the almost infinite varieties of wine and the people and places that produce it.</p><p> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 15:45:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 63225 at http://wamc.org "The Juice: Vinous Veritas" by Jay McInerney Saratoga Wine & Food and Fall Ferrari Festival http://wamc.org/post/saratoga-wine-food-and-fall-ferrari-festival <p><a href="http://spac.org/wineandfoodfest/">The Saratoga Wine and Food and Fall Ferrari Festival</a> is one of the fastest growing Wine and Food festivals in the Northeast. This year’s festival takes place September 7th through the 9th at SPAC.<br><br> Master wine connoisseur, <a href="http://www.kevinzraly.com/">Kevin Zraly</a>, will participate in the event and he joins us now.<br> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 46167 at http://wamc.org