Learn About Wine Pairings with Debbie Gioquindo

We’re pleased to welcome back the Hudson Valley Wine Goddess, Debbie Gioquindo CSW, WLS to our Wine Demonstration Stage for 2016. You’ll learn about choosing, serving, tasting and storing wine during the Fest weekend.  Debbie has some fun and educational things planned along with her special guests.

On Saturday you can learn to pair wine with dessert. Join Debbie as she pairs wine with Auntie Liana’s famous cakeballs! Wine and cake balls will be available for sale at the festival so you can bring them home and share with friends.

On Sunday Debbie will present 2 different seminars. Learn about the signature grape of the Hudson Valley, Cabernet Franc. Learn about the characteristics of the grape, why it grows well in the Hudson Valley and taste some of the Hudson Valley’s leading producers of Cabernet Franc. and then join Debbie and Debbie “The Cheese Lady” from Adams Fairacre Farms for an informative wine and cheese pairing.

Debbie is a member of the American Society of Wine Educators and an expert at taking the intimidation out of wine tasting. You’ll be able to learn the secrets of wine and pick up her new book “Hudson Valley Uncorked” to learn about great wine-related day trips in and around the Hudson Valley!