Pairing It Up for Wine at The Forsyth

Kingstonians Tamara Ehlin of The Forsyth B&B and Christina Pickard of Wine with Christina have joined forces to offer grape lovers a weekend of wine immersion. From September 29 through October 1, Christina Pickard, a professional wine writer, educator, and presenter, will host this delicious and educational weekend based at The Forsyth B&B. No wine expertise is required and area residents can join daily activities without lodging!

Forsyth owner Tamara Ehlin commented, “The Hudson Valley is the oldest wine region in the US, and what better time of year than early fall to enjoy it! Kingston is lucky to have a wine expert of Christina’s caliber here, and hosting this event with her seemed a perfect pairing of hospitality and expertise.”

The weekend includes:

  • Two nights lodging at The Forsyth B&B, Kingston’s boutique bed and breakfast. One room is left! (optional)
  • Friday specials at Brunette Wine Bar
  • Saturday tasting tour of three local wineries including transportation
  • Saturday evening market dinner in the Forsyth’s barn with wine pairings
  • Sunday morning brunch with bubbly tasting
  • Wine tasting and shopping at Kingston Wine Company
  • Educational materials, recipes and much more

Price: With lodging: $699 per person, without lodging $349 per person

Space is limited! Reservations: email or call 845.481.9148.

Christina Pickard is a Kingston-based professional wine writer, educator, and presenter, and Contributing Editor to Wine Enthusiast. She appeared regularly as a wine expert on the BBC Good Food Channel’s Market Kitchen, and co-hosted the wine podcast The Crush: Wine Talk Unfiltered. She heads up the social media and online marketing for London’s The Real Wine Fair, as well as for importers Les Caves de Pyrene. In Australia, Christina founded and ran the School of Wine. Her articles can be found around the world in Decanter, Harpers Wine & Spirit, The Drinks Business, Imbibe, Gourmet Traveler Wine, James Halliday’s Wine Companion, Wine Enthusiast, Food & Wine, and Afar travel magazine.



The Forsyth is Kingston’s boutique b&b, offering relaxed luxury and amazing breakfasts. Newly renovated, artfully designed rooms with private baths marry historic detail and modern amenities. Chic common areas, charming outdoor spaces and a modern barn offer options for lounging and intimate events. A block to dining, shopping, galleries and the historic waterfront. #1 Kingston B&B on TripAdvisor and recommended on, and in Business Insider, DuJour and many more.