Wow wow wow. Rush up to Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival to see Julia Coffey be brilliant as Richard II in a beautiful and humorous production. The entire cast is marvelous. @coffeyjulia #shakespeare#hudsonvalley
Last night @anthony.fatato and I went to eat at this amazing new place @wildebeestkingston that just opened in the Hudson Valley. Chris, his team and the food are spot on! 👌🏻 (@meg_thompson you guys should check it out, the food is so so delicious)
Colli Orientali del Friuli Friulano DOC 2015 - Torre Rosazza
Feature. The region’s enological emblem, il Friulano is the most widespread native vine in Friuli. To the palate, it’s full-bodied and robust, maintaining an optimal balance between freshness and softness. It is rendered even more precious thanks to its intriguing mineral flair.
Vinification. The de-stemmed grapes are softly pressed and macerated at low temperatures. Alcoholic fermentation occurs in steel at a constant temperature of 16°C. The wine remains in yeast for approx. four months and after bottling, it is refined in the bottle for at least two months.
Wine. This wine is a lively yellow of mid-range intensity and it appears crystalline in the glass. It’s perfumes are clear-cut and well-defined. You’ll discover meadow flowers, jasmine and pear. To the mouth, it’s compact and vibrant, approachable and pleasant. This wine boasts good structure and persistence and it gives off an agreeable mineral taste that adds flavor at the finish.
Matches. Often served in Friuli as an aperitif, this wine is a magnificent match for typical cold-cuts from the region, especially San Daniele prosciutto. It pleasantly accompanies fresh, fatty cheeses, omelets with herbs, flavorful risotto dishes and fish-based specialties. It’s traditionally matched with eggs and asparagus.
Appellation: Colli Orientali del Friuli DOC
Grape: friulano 100%
Alcohol: 12.5% .
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Thinking of how comforting it is to have the kind of real friends, long term friends, where even after months of not seeing each other, when you do, you just pick up your old rhythm immediately. @lottieoakley is one of those friend. Love this pic of us and thought I would share. Two southern fashion girls in the country. @copakecountryclub #greathousenyc#greatfriends#fbf#countrygirls#hudsonvalley#copakelake#texas#oklahoma
Another one of our favorite early summer fruits, Juneberries have that flavor profile that can best be described as a cross between a blueberry with an almond finish. The almond flavor comes from the small edible seeds and give this fruit a complex flavor. Also know as Shadbush (because the trees are in flower as the Shad make their way up the Hudson River), Serviceberry & Saskatoon, the plants botanical name is Amelanchier, and our tree in the South Garden is the cultivar ‘Autumn Brilliance’ which is a cross between A. laevis (allegheny serviceberry) & A. arborea (downy serviceberry). This cultivar is one of the most disease resistant species that we have in the gardens, and we have tried growing many, including A. alnifolia (western serviceberry) , A. canadensis (Canadian serviceberry) all which succumb to rust and pests. Generally speaking it is the purpley-red fruit that is the sweetest, but between ourselves, our workers and the birds when I thought it would be good to document this useful edible we had eaten most of the ripe fruit within reach for the day! Our tree is about 12 feet after 9 years and I’m ok with the birds LOVING this fruit as long as they take the fruit beyond our reach! Which incidentally is why we tested the smaller western cultivars that tend to be lower growing bushes thinking that they would be good for the home gardener. And A. ‘Autumn Brillance’ didn’t get its name for nothing...it truly has amazing Fall color! In any event it is a great native tree with 3-season interest!
‘Gold Flame’ Honeysuckle is happening now, and throughout the summer, with occasional rebloom continuing thru Fall on new growth. All four shots are from the same vine,and #5 is the vine creeping over and around a stone sculpture. We have been growing this cultivar for over 17 years and it still makes me happy to see the colorful show this vine puts on!