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Monday, Aug 30, 2010

Hyde wine tasting set for September 24

On Friday, September 24, 2010, The Hyde Collection will host its 8th Annual A Taste of Art wine and food tasting event from 6:30 – 9:30 pm.

The evening’s offerings include a broad array of wines, complementary foods, and live entertainment. Putnam Wine (Saratoga Springs) brings wines from New York and other US wine-producing regions, as well as vintages from Europe, South America, and Australia.The wines are complemented by food samplings from a number of area restaurants including SUNY Adirondack Culinary Program, The Anvil Restaurant, Friends Lake Inn, Fifty-South, GG Mama’s, The Georgian, The Grist Mill on the Schroon, The Inn at Erlowest, Luisa’s Italian Bistro, and The Sagamore. Davidson Brothers Restaurant and Brewery will host the beer garden.

Attendees will have to opportunity to bid on silent auction items including regional food specialties, ceramics, and original works of art and will be entertained by the music of Tim Wechgelaer and Larry Clyman, playing a variety of roots- based music, including folk, blues, Irish, and swing standards.

Tickets for ‘A Taste of Art’ are $75 per person. Reservations are required and accepted on a first-come, first served basis. Those interested in attending should call 518-792-1761 ext. 23 or email A special master class is open to Connoisseur Committee members (those contributing an additional $250 to the event). This year’s master class will feature the wines of Kermit Lynch, a Berkeley, CA-based importer, focusing on traditional, classic, and French wines. Liz Farley, a representative from Kermit Lynch, will be on hand from Manhattan for the evening. Because of the limited master class space, those wishing to join the Connoisseur Committee should contact the Museum at their earliest convenience.

All proceeds from the wine tasting event will benefit The Hyde Collection’s exhibitions and educational programs through the Museum’s Annual Fund. This event is sponsored by Adirondack Trust and partners for the event are Putnam Wine and Davidson Brothers.


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