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Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest and a Week of Giveaways

Leave a comment below for a chance to win a 4-pack of tickets to the Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest.

Leave a comment below for a chance to win a 4-pack of tickets to the Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest.

By Lisa Waddle, managing editor

August 26th, 2011

Check for updates to this post below. . .

It isn’t easy to improve on a fall weekend in New York’s picturesque Hudson Valley. But add in dozens of wines to taste, artisan foods to nibble, and cooking demonstrations to watch and you’ve got a guaranteed winning two days.

Fine Cooking is thrilled to be sponsoring the Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest taking place September 10 & 11 at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck, NY. We’re taking our aprons on the road as we’ll be manning the culinary demonstration stage for both days of the festival, cooking the amazing tortillas and tacos from our August/September cover. We’re bringing with us Fine Cooking contributing editors Abby Dodge and Patrick Watson.

Baker extraordinaire Abby will demonstrate three desserts—including her Nutella Fudge Brownies—that require only four ingredients each. Patrick, our food and wine pairing expert and owner of New York wine stores Smith & Vine and Brooklyn Wine Exchange, will hold a class on wine tasting and pairing wine and cheese. And we’ll be joined by Dan Leader, owner of Bread Alone bakery in Hudson Valley, who will demonstrate a recipe from his book Simply Great Breads, Chocolate Babka.

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editors will also be manning a booth both days, among dozens of wineries pouring samples of their wines and artisan food makers offering tastes of cheeses, meats, and candies from the region. It promises to be an amazing weekend of food, wine, and cooking fun.

A Week of Giveaways

For your chance to win a 4-pack of regular admission tickets to the Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest, leave a comment below. On Monday, August 29, at 4:30pm EST, I’ll pick one random comment and I’ll see the lucky winner and three guests at the Fest!

Can’t make it to Rhinebeck? Leave a comment anyway for a chance at a copy of Abby’s Desserts 4 Today or Dan’s Simply Great Breads.

The giveaways continue all week long on Facebook and Twitter, so be sure to visit our fan page and follow us for more chances to win tickets and cookbooks from our contributors.

Winner Updates

Congrats to ticket winner butta211 and book winners LiL_chocolates and Jentlewolf.

posted in: Blogs, Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest
Comments (28)

EmilyR writes: I sure wish I could be there, but since I can't, I would love to throw my name in for a new addition to my cookbook collection =) Posted: 1:27 pm on September 1st

cusesyra writes: Will beg for Nutella Fudge Brownies (and the recipe!)!! Posted: 12:41 pm on September 1st

hmbarber writes: this sounds like fun, I'm a finger lakes native, so I appreciate a good New York State Wine! Posted: 2:06 pm on August 31st

r2th writes: Fine location, fine wine, Fine Cooking....perfect combo!! Posted: 6:59 am on August 30th

breadandputter writes: I'd love to go! Posted: 6:47 am on August 30th

kwilky writes: Wow! Sounds like an incredible weekend! I wouldn't be able to make it, but Simply Great Breads? Now that is a book I could definitely sink my teeth into (or at least all of the bread that I would make from it). Posted: 4:27 pm on August 29th

sarahpq writes: Oh, pick me! I live just a few hours away ad would LOVE to go! Posted: 2:33 pm on August 29th

jentlewolf writes: I wish I was able to attend. Sounds like a fabulous weekend! But I would love a copy of Desserts 4 Today! Posted: 8:11 am on August 29th

2newfies writes: We'l be visiting my in-laws while my husband and his dog are testing in the Bear Mountain Newfoundland Club water rescue trials. I would love to be somewhere delicious and interesting! What a great opportunity! Posted: 8:07 am on August 29th

jquinl writes: My husband and I would love to attend with our best of friends! Posted: 6:55 am on August 29th

nittanylyinaround writes: There are few more beautiful places than the Hudson Valley in the fall (9/10 might still be warm, but Mother Nature owes us one at this point!). Posted: 6:37 am on August 29th

LiL_chocolates writes: The Chocolate Babka sounds delish! Posted: 6:24 am on August 29th

staub48 writes: If dartagnan is there, game on!!! :-) Posted: 12:45 am on August 29th

Sushi7 writes: I am from the Hudson Valley area, and I appreciate the fine dining that is associated with the area. I would be enthralled to be able to attend such a prestigious and fun event. Not to say, the exposure that would be affiliated for this area that would be attained from such an event. Posted: 11:16 pm on August 28th

Resa writes: Made the taco's for my nice and nephew and they were great! Would love to see what you do with them plus all the other excitement of the festival. Posted: 5:42 am on August 28th

lindsayW writes: This sounds like fun! I grew up in Millbrook (not so far from Rhinebeck)Dutchess county is beautiful in September! Posted: 11:02 pm on August 27th

MamaJannetty writes: I would love a day of gastro-pampering. Posted: 5:28 pm on August 27th

karinaalvela writes: Sounds fun! I've never been to Rhinebeck. Posted: 2:55 pm on August 27th

breadandputter writes: Oh, I'd love to go! Posted: 2:54 pm on August 27th

jmschreibs writes: Love this magazine and this website! Posted: 9:26 am on August 27th

r2th writes: Rhinebeck, Food and WIne...can't think of a better combination!!! Posted: 7:53 am on August 27th

seejanecook writes: Not able to make it to Rhinebeck, but I'll toast you all! Posted: 8:48 pm on August 26th

CheeZnWine2 writes: Cheese and wine to dine on an entire day? Toto, we are not in Kansas. Posted: 4:16 pm on August 26th

butta211 writes: I would give my right zuccini to attend this event!! A foodie and drinkie lovers dream : ) Posted: 3:50 pm on August 26th

Cydkitty writes: Looks wonderful
Posted: 3:48 pm on August 26th

GummyBear924 writes: Looks like an awesome event for a Texan culinary and travel and tourism major! Posted: 3:40 pm on August 26th

cusesyra writes: Sounds like a lovely event! I would be a very gracious winner! :) Posted: 3:29 pm on August 26th

BeBoBar writes: I'll drink to that! Posted: 3:28 pm on August 26th

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