Sunday, October 28, 2007

New York Wines and Dines Winding Down; Albany Next

NEW YORK WINES & DINES is winding down is New York City , and gearing up in Albany for the month of November. For the past month, over 70 top restaurants and 20 fine wine shops in the Big Apple have been featuring New York wines, along with New York foods in the restaurants. This week, the Capitol District embraces our “Eat Local. Drink Local. Think Local.” theme, with 17 restaurants and 28 wine shops putting New York front and center. A great example of doing it right is Reds restaurant in West Coxsackie, which has a page of “New York Wines & Dines” Featured Specials with appetizers, entrees, and desserts listing the farms where the ingredients come from along with New York wines by the glass including a brief description of the winery. They get it!

The big event in November (10 & 11) is the Pride of New York Harvest Fest at the Desmond which showcases over 90 agricultural producers including 45 wineries in a “farmers’ market” setting where consumers can buy the products right there, just in time for the holidays.

All the information about the Albany New York Wines & Dines program is at www.newyorkwinesanddines.org starting this Wednesday, October 31.