Hudson River Valley Wineries

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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.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Grand Winnersof the 2007 Hudson Valley Commercial Wine Competition

The 2007 Hudson Valley Wine Awards were announced!!!!

Hats off the Hudson Valley Wine & Grape Association!!

This really is a great kist f wines, and I cannot urge everyone enough to go out and try these wines. They are excellent!

I have listed below the Grand Award Winners and the Gold Medal Winners. You can go to the following URL to see the entire list:

The Awards will presented at the Awards Banquet on Saturday March 24, 2007. The Awards Banquet is open to the public and is being held at Stoutridge Vineyards in Marlboro, New York. The Main Course Restaurant will be pairing the winning wines with delectable dishes for your enjoyment. The Awards Banquet starts at 2pm and concludes at 4pm with the awards ceremony. Tickets cost $55 per person and include, admission, 2007 HVWGA wine glass, each of the winning wines from every category paired with food from the Main Course in New Paltz. Click here to order tickets.

Stoutridge Vineyards will host this year's Awards Banquet.

Grand Winners
of the 2007 Hudson Valley Commercial Wine Competition

The Best Hudson River Region (AVA) Wine -The Cornell Cup
Brookview Station's "2006 Semi-Dry Apple Wine."
The Best of Show Cup
Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery "American Fruits Cherry (Sour) Liquor."
The Best White Wine
Brotherhood Winery "2005 Seyval Blanc"
The Best Red Table Wine
Oak Summit Vineyard "2005 Pinot Noir"

2007 Hudson Valley Commercial Wine Winners
Gold Medals
Sparkling (grape)
Baldwin Vineyards

Millbrook Vineyard and Winery
2005 Castle Hill Chardonnay

White Hybrid
Brotherhood Winery
2005 Seyval Blanc

White Riesling & Flowery
Adair Vineyards
2006 Cayuga White

Pinot Noir
Oak Summit Vineyard
2005 Pinot Noir

Cabernet Franc
Millbrook Vineyard and Winery
2005 Proprietor's Special Reserve
Whitecliff Vineyard
2005 Merlot

Red Hybrid
2005 Bacco Noir

Sparkling Fruit
Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery
Doc's Hard Apple Cider

Semi-Dry Apple

Other Fruit
Adair Vineyard
2006 Peach

Dessert Not Fortified
Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery
American Fruits Cherry (Sour) Liquor


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