Thursday, April 14, 2011

Tickets on Sale for Hudson Valley Art & Wine, May 21, 2011

Hudson Valley Art & Wine –A Grand Celebration is Friday, May 20 and Saturday May 21, 2011 Tickets on Sale Now at (NEW YORK, April 13, 2011, Hudson Valley)—Wouldn’t it be great to know which wine to order at a favorite restaurant and which one will pair well with home cooked dinners? From 5-8 p.m. on Friday, May 20 (Opening Night Gala) and from 1-6 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, the Hudson Valley Art & Wine – A Grand Celebration will feature wine tastings from the historic Hudson Valley wineries and educational presentations by wine experts and chefs that can turn a novice wine lover into a knowledgeable enthusiast. The Hudson Valley Art & Wine – A Grand Celebration, presented by Hudson Valley Wine Magazine, will be held at Lyndhurst, a National Trust Historic site in Tarrytown, NY, just 25 miles from Midtown Manhattan. Attendees may sample more than 35 hand-crafted wines from the Hudson Valley’s wineries paired with artisanal foods and gourmet tastings. They may casually sip while strolling through the grounds of the Lyndhurst Estate overlooking the Hudson River. Unique to the event is the Grand Art Gallery, an exhibition of original Hudson Valley winery-inspired paintings, photographs, jewelry, and sculptures created specially for this event. Attendees will meet the artists and winemakers one-on-one. And take part in an Art and Wine-themed Cupcake Challenge! Presenters include Wendy Crispell (SWE, SWET), who runs wine workshops aboard the yacht Manhattan; Laura Pensiero, award-wining author and chef of Gigi Hudson Valley; and Ty the Wine Guy, founder of Wines By The Glass. Renowned wine, food and spirits blogger and author, William Dowd, will be the event’s emcee. And Josyane Colwell, executive chef and founder of Le Moulin, the Hudson Valley’s premiere event planner and caterer, brings to the event her worldly sensibilities about food, presentation, and ambiance. Hudson Valley Art & Wine – A Grand Celebration Hours & Ticketing: Each ticket includes a tour of the Mansion, Ravenscroft crystal wine glass, and gift bag. Proceeds benefit the educational programs at Lyndhurst, a National Trust Historic Site. • Opening Night Gala; 5-8 p.m., Friday, May 20, 2011, Single Ticket: $135; Two People: $250; Designated driver: $45. • Grand Celebration, 1-6 p.m., Saturday, May 21, 2011; Single Ticket: $85; Two People: $150; Day of Event Single Ticket: $95; Designated driver: $45. Schedule of Presenters: • Friday, May 20 • 5:30 p.m.: Chef Laura Pensiero opens the festivities on the Veranda of the Lyndhurst mansion with a toast and “Creating A Sense of Place.” • 7:00 p.m.: “The Artistry of Wine”: Wendy Crispell teaches how to heighten our senses of smell, taste, and touch to enhance our wine tasting experience. • Saturday, May 21 • 2:30 p.m.: “Get Experienced: Part 1,” an interactive workshop featuring select Hudson Valley wines. Ty the Wine Guy teaches the basic guidelines for successful food and wine pairings at home or out on the town. • 4:30 p.m.: “Get Experienced: Part 2,” in which Ty glorifies the pairing of the correct wine with…wait for it…popcorn. For tickets, an updated seminar schedule and event information, visit or call 518.731.1332.