Cecelia Madden, the owner of Madden's Fine Wines & Spirits at 65 Broadway in Kingston, has invited everyone age 21 and over to a tasting of Whitecliff Vineyard's wines on Friday, August 15, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. I toured Whitecliff during a Slow Food Hudson Valley event and I think its products are great. I especially like the Sky Island Red, which Whitecliff describes as "an elegant Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, and Cabernet Franc is full of body and soft flavorful tannins." Madden's, a beautiful new shop in the city's Rondout waterfront area, carries eight Whitecliff wines. There are also several good restaurants nearby -- this sounds like the recipe for a great night out!
Madden's is also having a tasting of Skyy Cherry Vodka, Skyy Grape Vodka, Smoking Loon Wine, and Hazlitt (New York) Wine from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, August 9. The shop's phone number is 845-340-wine.