With Sunday dinner, Had this fabulous Italian Rose, or Rosato as it is called there, from one of my favorite Tuscan producers, La Spinetta. Also know for their excellent Piedmont wines.
Our dinner that was all from the Cold Spring Farmers Market except the pasta which came all the way from Puglia, and the cheese.
Artisan Wine Shop
where food meets its match
180 Main Street
Beacon, NY 12508
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at Vera’s Philipstown Farm Market
Sure we miss all the fine food stores we had so close by our former home in Montclair, NJ. Whole Foods, Traders Joe’s, Fairway, Kings, ShopRite, and more all within a few miles.
Yet, as we venture about our new domain we are delighted with all the appealing new places we are finding. We love the integrity and commitment to quality that Hudson Valley merchants possess. We adore that we don’t have to go out onto the highway or to strip centers boring in their corporate homogeneity.
At 3901 US Route 9
we found Vera’ along with The Pantry and Marbled Meat Shop and here you can find everything you need to happily fill your kitchen cupboards and your eager tummy.
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A very good red wine and comfort food is in order
Imagine Giuseppe Chionetti with his family sitting by the hearth tasting wine of one his early harvests, his son Andrea taking a small sip too. It was April 1914, the rainy season in Dogliani, the wine was still young but showed great promise. Giuseppe glanced a warm smile to his wife as she served their dinner. Farming was a struggle, but life was good, World War I had not yet come to Italy.
Over a century later, on another rainy night, we are tasting Giuseppe’s legacy in a 2008 vintage of his great wine. A tradition carried on by his son, Andrea, and grandson Quinto. And I smile to Diana and she back to me, what a wonderful wine.
Chionetti Dolcetto di Dogliani Briccolero 2008
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This Saturday There’ll be Music at the Market:
Tall County, the Hudson Valley-based trio featuring local musicians Liz B. Rauch on fiddle, vocals & ukulele, Ned P. Rauch on guitar, vocals, banjo, ukulele, and from upstate, Colin DeHond on bass, vocals & banjo, will be playing from 10am to noon.
Cold Spring Farmers’ Market
Tall County – Shine from Beehive Productions on Vimeo.