four years. Much of the grape crop
is grown along the Hudson River,
below the Rip Van Winkle Bridge.
Baeza says the location’s rich soil
and colder climate are the perfect
elements for producing character-bursting merlots and chardonnays.
New this year is the addition of the
Vinum Café, the Franco-American
restaurant run by the Zagat-endorsed
chef Christian Pierrel, who hails
Sure to be flying off the shelves this
season is Brotherhood’s signature
Holiday Wine, a Dutch recipe imbued
with 12 spices (not flavorings), including cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.
“It’s served warm or at room temperature,” says Baeza. “It’s also great
for cooking.” brotherhoodwinery.net
AKA balances the discreet service of
an intimate hotel with the space and
comfort of an elegantly appointed
luxury condominium. Specializing in
stays of a week or more, AKA stands
for unparalleled midtown locations;
signature design; and exceptional
business, fitness and spa services.
At Domaine Hudson, beer is treated with the same respect as wine.
DISTINCTIVE FLEXIBLE STAY RESIDENCES
WITH FULL KITCHENS AT CONVENTIONAL
and Belgian Lambics at 50 and stouts
at 55. And each beer has its own type
of stemware, too—six in all.
“I grew up in the wine world,”
Hudson says, “and I always thought
the wine world existed in one area
and the beer world existed in another
area and they didn’t really intersect.”
Now, he says, he understands they
do. He’ll be organizing beer and
cheese tastings and beer dinners at
least once a month. domainehudson.com
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Contributors: Echo Garrett,
Arin Greenwood, Liz Johnson,
Stacey Morris, Larry Olmsted
and John Patrick Pullen