Educate your mind, nose and palate at the free wine seminars & wine education classes that take place throughout the Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest weekend. Join regionally and nationally recognized wine authorities for free wine education events. You’ll learn about choosing, serving, tasting and storing wine as well as other fun wine facts.
Join the Hudson Valley Wine Goddess herself, Debbie Gioquindo to learn about wine and wine pairings on our demo stage during her wine seminars.
Debbie Gioquindo aims to take the intimidation out of wine. She wants people to feel comfortable walking into a wine store to purchase a bottle based on what they like in a wine, enjoy it and share it with friends. In her reviews, Debbie gives a little history on the wine, winery and / or region. She is honest and straight forward and speaks to her audience as if discussing the topic at a cocktail party. Debbie also shares her wine pairings and recipes.
Debbie’s blog is featured on The Poughkeepsie Journal. She is a contributing writer for Hudson Valley Wine Magazine and Author of “Tapping the Hudson Valley” day trips and weekend itineraries visiting the craft beverage producers and the sights along the way.
Debbie is chairperson of The Hudson Valley Wine & Spirits Competition, she teaches wine appreciation in person and online and is a consultant with craft beverage producers and small business. Debbie is a wife and mother of two wonderful children and is proud to say that they too have an appreciation of wine. Debbie likes to cook, travel, fish, boating and downhill ski.