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Osprey's Dominion Vineyards 2002 Cabernet Franc

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Osprey’s Dominion 2002 Cabernet Franc ($22), which was aged for 12 months in small oak barrels, seems fuller bodied and more lush than the double gold medal winning 2001 edition, but the flavor profile is similar.

It features an aromatic berry-forward nose with ripe raspberries, baked cherries and hot cocoa aromas.

Soft and round on the palate, this low-tannin red has a little less structure than the ‘01, but is no less delicious, with flavors matching the aromas and just enough oak character. Super-subtle hints of Italian basil add a layer of complexity that makes this wine impossible to dislike.

Reviewed March 14, 2006 by Lenn Thompson. 

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Serevan in Dutchess County, NY


Blending cultures as deftly as he combines flavors, Chef Serge Madikian invites you to savor the pleasures of Serevan Restaurant. From his rich imagination and multifarious background comes an exceptional cuisine, celebrating flavors and ingredients from the Middle-East and the Mediterranean traditions.  Rendez-vous with friends for a glass of wine at the bar after a round of golf or a bike ride on nearby trails. Linger over your meal in the dining room, which offers the glow of a fireplace in winter and year-round, behind-the-scenes views into Serevan's open kitchen. Enjoy drinks or dinner in the romantic garden, knowing that the herbs you see and smell will soon be making their way to your table, along with the freshest ingredients from surrounding farms.


6 Autumn Lane on Route 44, West of Route 22

Amenia, NY 12501

Tel: (845) 373-9800

Fax: (845)373-9888 

NYS Sheep and Wool Festival October 16-17


The Festival takes place at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds
6550 Spring Brook Ave., Rhinebeck, NY 12572

The New York State Sheep and Wool Festival is one of the largest annual gatherings of fiber-arts enthusiasts in the United States.  The festival was first held in 1972.  It is attended by knitters, crocheters, handspinners, and growers of natural-fiber-producing livestock.  The livestock includes sheep, goats, angora rabbits, llamas, musk oxen, and alpacas.  It also includes vendors of the materials and tools associated with each.  In addition to the myriad vendors and demonstrations of fiber arts activities, the festival features several livestock competitions, sheepdog trials and a sheep to shawl contest.  In 2007 for the 35th festival about 12,000 people attended. 375 vendors applied for the 275 spaces.


Crisp Architects Annual Fine Home Source Show in Millbrook, NY on Saturday

Crisp Architects’ annual Fine Home Source show gathers over 40 vendors and professionals to help you with your latest home renovation projects. From furniture, faux-finishing, and landscape design to geo-thermal systems, solar alternatives, and eco-friendly building products, the expo is your one-stop shop for all things home and garden. Suggested donation benefits the Dutchess Land Conservancy.