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Fill Your Glass with These Local Pours for a New Year's Cheers

Publish Date: 2020-12-18

Who else is ready to say sayonara to 2020? When the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s, raise your glass and cheers, whether in-person or virtually, with one of these local pours. Many of us will be enjoying the festivities from the comfort of our own home, so be sure to stock up on your beverage of choice. Dutchess County is home to some wonderful wineries and cideries, offering a variety of sparkling beverages perfect for the occasion.   

Millbrook Brut, Millbrook Vineyards & Winery

Nothing says New Year’s like a classic sparkling wine, and Millbrook Vineyards & Winery has just the bottle for you! Whether you’re visiting the winery or ordering online, purchase your bottle of their delicious Brut. This methode champenoise sparkling wine is made from Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier with dominant characters of lime, apricot, fresh herbs, orange candy and ginger, finishing off with sour dough and mineral undertones. 

Proceedo Sparkling White, Milea Estate Vineyard

Milea Estate Vineyard  is the newest winery to open in Dutchess County, and dedicated to bringing the unique terroir of the Hudson River Region from vine to glass by crafting honest and accessible wines. Their Proceedo Sparkling White is a beautiful choice, perfect for any special occasion. A blend of premium hybrid and vinifera grapes, with the perfect balance or fruit and crisp acidity.

Jubilee Méthode Champenoise, Clinton Vineyards 

Clinton Vineyards is proud to offer a portfolio of award-winning premium wines including Seyval single-grape vintages, sparkling and dessert wines. Their Jubilee is a sparkling méthode champenoise wine of 100% Seyval Blanc grapes displaying apple, vanilla, dried fruit and citrus notes. Refreshingly dry with a long finish, it is the perfect accompaniment for an appetizer spread!

Jubilee Sparkling Wine, Clinton Vineyards 

In addition to their méthode champenoise, Clinton Vineyards offers another variety, made with 100% Estate-Grown Seyval Blanc. This crisp and fresh sparkling wine is perfect for enjoying at you ring in the New Year!

Homestead, Treasury Cider

Not a sparkling wine fan? Substitute with some hard cider! Treasury Cider, located at Fishkill Farms, prides itself on being ‘Tree to Bottle Hudson Valley Hard Cider’. The Homestead is a semi dry, orchard cider, with a crisp, clean ripe red apple aroma. Taste hints of tropical fruits- lychee, and mango. This light bodied and balanced cider has a satisfying finish, perfect for celebratory sipping!

Takeout Cocktails from Bia Rhinebeck

Kick things up a notch with some pre-made cocktail kits from Bia in Rhinebeck! With a variety of holiday beverage to choose from, they're sure to make your season memorable. See options below. Call Bia for pricing and to place your order!

Hot Buttered Irish Whiskeys

Serve 4 or 8
Housemade Butter Batter (sweetened cultured butter, vanilla, allspice, clove, star anise, nutmeg, vanilla ice cream) served with a half bottle (for 4) or a full bottle (for 8) of Irish Whiskey, with assembly instructions etc. 

Holiday Mimosa Kit

Serves 4-5 
A bottle of delicious Cava and a container of house spiced cranberry syrup with fresh rosemary garnish to assemble mimosas at home

Bia Egg Nog

Serves 5
Irish whiskey, cognac, rum, local cream and eggs, warm spices, made with love.
Comes with cubes and nutmeg to garnish with 

Winter Clarified Milk Punch

Serves 6 
Aged rum, cognac, sweet vermouth, amaro abano, cinnamon, lemon, angostura
Comes with clear cubes and nutmeg
 
*All cocktails will be served with clear ice cubes and garnish, when appropriate, and all will come with directions on how to assemble at home

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