Hudson River Valley Wineries

This blog is dedicated to news, events, profiles and reviews of fine food and wine in the Hudson River Valley. We especially feature and spotlight the burgeoning wineries of the Hudson River Region. We accept and will relay information about releases, events, festivals and any toher happening related to food and wine in the Hudson River Valley. Send pertitnent information to

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Carlo DeVito is a long time wine lover, and author of books and magazine articles. He is the author of Wineries of the East Coast. He has traveled to wine regions in California, Canada, up and down the east coast, France, Spain and Chile. He has been a published executive for more than 20 years. He shepherded the wine book program of Wine Spectator as well as worked with Kevin Zraly, Oz Clarke, Matt Kramer, Tom Stevenson, Evan Dawson, Greg Moore, Howard Goldberg, and many other wine writers. He has also published Salvatore Calabrese, Jim Meehan, Clay Risen, and Paul Knorr. Mr. DeVito is the inventor of the mini-kit which has sold more than 100,000,000 copies world wide. He has also publisher such writers as Stephen Hawking, E. O Wilson, Philip Caputo, Gilbert King, James McPherson, John and Mary Gribbin, Thomas Hoving, David Margolick, Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., John Edgar Wideman, Stanley Crouch, Dan Rather, Dee Brown, Susie Bright, and Eleanor Clift. He is also the owner of Hudson-Chatham Winery, co-founder of the Hudson Berkshire Beverage Trail, and president of the Hudson Valley Wine Country.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Baldwin Vineyards On a Roll

Baldwin Vineyards in the Hudson Valley clearly does fruit wine right, racking up awards around the country for its luscious Strawberry Wine and Raspberry Wine. Most recently, Baldwin’s Strawberry tied for Best Fruit Wine in the United States at the World Value Wine Challenge sponsored by the Beverage Testing Institute in Chicago . Earlier this they won at the New York Wine & Food Classic, the same wine won Best Fruit Wine in the state for the third year in a row, and Best Specialty Wine for the second year. Last winter, the San Francisco International Wine Competition rated Baldwin’s Strawberry Wine the Best of Class, which essentially meant best fruit wine in America . While great by itself, the Strawberry Wine is also a fabulous topping for vanilla ice cream and even pancakes. Located in Pine Bush along the Shawangunk Wine Trail, Baldwin Vineyards is a small, family farm winery owned and run by Jack and Pat Baldwin, who have long been industry leaders in terms of cooperation with others.

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Congrats to Jack and Pat and everyone else at Baldwin!


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