Brotherhood Winery at Hudson Valley

今天沒有課,和師姊一起去了號稱美國最老的釀酒廠, 始建於1839年,原來是種葡萄賣到曼哈頓,後來運費太高虧錢,就拿來釀酒,也提供教堂禮拜用。美國禁酒時期,由於拿到特批成為能供酒給教堂的少數酒廠(據導遊說,那時期大家上教堂可熱烈了~),於是存活下來,成為還在運營的美國最老酒廠。
Today we went to the oldest operating winery in US, the Brotherhood Winery, est. 1839.
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The $10 per person tour plus wine tasting is worth doing. The stories about the history of this winery is quite entertaining. They offered two types of tasting flights, the dry one and the sweet one. For me, definitely the dry one taste better. Actually even their dry wine is not dry enough for me. The sweet one is however interesting as those are the wine I would never order or purchase so good to take the chance to explore a bit, only good for making cocktail or desserts though. Their sparkling wine and merlot are good enough that I bought a bottle of each. Usually I like cabernet sauvignon better than merlot but their cabernet sauvignon somehow lacks the body while their merlot strikes a good balance.
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酒廠自然是要賣酒的。建議可以參加一人10美元的導覽,聽聽故事,到酒窖裡逛逛,然後試喝。試酒有兩種選擇,一種叫traditional的都是一堆甜的像咳嗽糖漿的酒,只能說美國人真的沒什麽文化,那些東西最多拿來做甜點或調雞尾酒吧,其實拿糖漿就綽綽有餘了,不過因為我從來不會花錢去喝那種東西,所以試試還挺好玩,而且還是可以嘗到朋友的正常酒。喝了一圈下來,他們家的氣泡酒不錯,非氣泡酒裡是merlot最好,不過普遍body都不足。有一款用Muscat做的氣泡酒,叫Carpe Diem,雖然還是偏甜,但香氣馥鬱,算是個小小驚喜。
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哈德遜河谷的酒廠很多,決定來這家,是因為有點歷史又很近(開車15分鐘而已),而且據說餐廳不錯,就義無反顧地來了。今天正好是復活節,有現場爵士演奏,菜做的確實頗有水準。
Their restaurant is quite good. Today is Easter and they only offer a set menu, with no vegetarian main course, so I ended up with salmon. Very nicely done. $27 per person.
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Then we took a walk at the Newburgh waterfront.
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排排站的海鷗。Well lined up seagulls.
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This is home for my 3 weeks at upstate New York 🙂 Had a great stay here. 140420 Newbourgh_001(LR)01
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Love spring flowers! Happy Easter to all.

這三周住的地方。紐約鄉下真的很美。

 

 

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