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Today on Food Friday we welcome John Curtin of Albany Distilling Company and Derek Grout of Harvest Spirits Farm Distillery in Valatie, NY. They are here with their New Year's Eve spirits and cocktails to help us ring in 2020. 

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Two New York state lawmakers from the Hudson Valley say Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed their bill to help establish a distillery in Putnam County.

  Is there life after death? That question has been for posed all of human history, but for the early twentieth century after millions of lives have been sacrificed on the battlefields of World War I and the Spanish Flu Epidemic, the search for an answer would reach new heights. As the bereaved desperately sought ways to connect with their dead loved ones, psychics and spirit mediums emerged from the shadows to offer hope and solace.

  It’s happy hour here on Food Friday. We’re going to delve into the wonderful world of cocktails, distilling and spirits. We have some connoisseurs of liquid intelligence in the studio. John Fischer, professor at the Culinary Institute of America is here, as is Gable Erenzo, the proprietor of the Tuthilltown Spirits Distillery in Gardiner, New York.

  St. Patrick's is the perfect day to have our friend, Bill Dowd, back on the show to tell us all about whiskey.

His book is Barrels and Drams: The History of Whisk(e)y in Jiggers and Shots and his Times Union blog is Dowd on Drinks.

The Hudson Valley was the site for a regional Beer, Wine & Spirits Summit.