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.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Pazdar's 2007 Forbidden Nights - Look for It!

Saw David Pazdar, one of the most innovative winemakers in the region, at the Rip Van Winkle Wine and Cheese Festival in Catskill the other day. He was showing off his newest version of Forbidden Nights, a dry red blend he makes each year. Funny thing is, he uses a different blend each year to make this wine. It's always an eye opener, and this year's blend is a very successful one.

Lot's of bright fruit and a nice dry finish. Frontenac and Chambourcin are two of the main grapes, but not the only ones. Very nice. Congrats, David!


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