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Hudson Valley Chefs ChallengeMillbrook, N.Y. – Tickets go on sale Wednesday, August 8th for the Inaugural Hudson Valley Chefs Challenge taking place Saturday, September 15, from 12-4 pm at Millbrook Vineyards & Winery. Planning partners, Dutchess Tourism Inc., Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County, and the Dutchess County Sheep and Wool Growers Association are organizing the event along with challenge sponsors Millbrook Vineyards and Winery and The Valley Table. The first annual chefs challenge will feature lamb as the main ingredient.

Excelsior PR logo33rd Annual Competition Spotlights World-Class New York Wines and Ciders  

Awards Governor's Cup to Keuka Spring Vineyards, 2017 Gewürztraminer and First Ever Governor's Cider Cup to Kite & String's "Pioneer Pippin," and Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery Named Winery of the Year  

Finger Lakes Currently Leading USA Today Poll for Best Wine Region, Encourages New Yorkers to Vote Through August 20

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the winners of the 33rd New York Wine Classic, a nationally recognized competition highlighting the best of New York's wine and ciders.

Tour Cayuga - Make Some WavesUSA Today 10 Best Reader’s Choice Poll 

Cayuga County, Finger Lakes, NY – As of Sunday, the Finger Lakes was in first place in the USA Today 10Best Reader’s Choice poll to decide over the next three weeks the country’s best wine region.  The top-20 nominees were chosen by a group that included a panel of experts on wine, with the winners determined by online voting.

Washington CountyWashington County, New York - July 18, 2018 - “See. Taste. Explore.” That’s the heart of a new brand designed to position Washington County as one of eastern New York’s most original and exciting destinations for those seeking to enhance their historical knowledge, take in new arts and cultural sights, and treat their tastebuds to something unique as the county itself. The fresh marketing campaign will begin this summer and serve as a driving force for Washington County’s growing momentum as a key player in the New York and New England tourism markets. 

Taste NYThruway Authority and New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Continue 20-Year Tradition of Offering Travelers Access to Some of the Finest Locally Grown Produce

Interested Vendors Should Email TravelersServices@thruway.ny.gov

The Thruway Authority and the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets today encouraged farmers across New York State to sign up to showcase their products at Thruway Service Areas this season. For nearly 20 years, New York State has been committed to featuring some of its finest vendors and their products at these locations. From locally grown fruits and vegetables to some of the most superb cheese and herbs in the northeast, promoting these products to travelers continues to be a priority.

EAT ADK Restaurant WeekRestaurants in Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake, Wilmington, and Harrietstown to Participate 

Lake Placid, NY – The region will host the third annual Eat ADK Restaurant Week from Thursday, May 3, 2018 through Thursday, May 10, 2018. This year’s event features restaurants from five communities: Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake, Harrietstown and Wilmington. 

Thirty-six restaurants will offer three course dinners at fixed price points of $15, $20, or $30.

Taste of Troy Food Tours Expands into Downtown AlbanyDiscover Albany’s Partner Taste of Troy Food Tours Expands into Downtown Albany

Albany, NY – This May, Discover Albany’s partner Taste of Troy Food Tours is increasing downtown Albany’s tourism programs for visitors with the launch of the Historic Downtown Albany Food Tour.

Amy Koren-Roth founded Taste of Troy Food Tours in Troy in 2016 and decided to expand the company to Albany in 2017. Discover Albany has worked with Amy Koren-Roth to develop this new, weekly Albany-focused tour to increase tourism offerings for visitors. Aligning with Discover Albany’s “Tastes and Traditions” initiative, the new guided walking tour combines Albany’s rich history with the city’s recent exciting culinary accomplishments.

Basilica Farm & Flea Spring MarketBuy local, farm-fresh, handmade and vintage in the unique setting of Basilica Hudson’s reclaimed 1880s factory

Hudson, NY - Farmers, artisans, vintage collectors, chefs and makers of handmade goods will converge at the annual Basilica Farm & Flea Spring Market, little sister to the large-scale Holiday Market that takes place every Thanksgiving weekend. Alongside a range of new family-friendly activities, over 90 local and regional independendent makers, artists, farmers and chefs will take part in the marketplace, making Basilica Farm & Flea Spring Market the largest of its kind in the region.

Buffalo Wing TrailBuffalo, N.Y. — Visit Buffalo Niagara, the official destination marketing organization for Buffalo and Erie County, New York, unveiled the Buffalo Wing Trail at a press event this morning. Held at the Anchor Bar – the birthplace of the Buffalo Wing – the event revealed the “delicious dozen” restaurants that comprise America’s newest food trail.

Wings have been a staple of Buffalo’s culinary scene since 1964 when Anchor Bar owner Teressa Bellissimo took the wings originally intended for a soup, fried them, tossed them in hot sauce and served them to her son and his friends – delighting the late diners and changing the course of American food history.

Finger Lakes Sweet TrailApril 14 & 15 at Va Va Bloom

Auburn, NY - The 2018 Finger Lakes Sweet Treat Trail will kick-off on April 14 & 15 at the Va Va Bloom Garden Show at Dickman Farms, 13 Archie Street, Auburn from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday.  Join us for a weekend that will be blooming with inspirational flowers, workshops, seminars and an awesome farmers market featuring over 50 local artisans, wineries, breweries & more!  Stop by the Finger Lakes Sweet Treat Trail table for free tastings as well as a complimentary tote bag and spatula for the first 50 guests each day. Pick up the 2018 Finger Lakes Sweet Treat Trail brochure and pass to all the participating sites so you can start planning your own personal tasting tour! …

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