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.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


Many of Hudson Valley Wineries were at the Harvest Festival 2009 at the Desmond Hotel, in Albany NY on December 12 and 13.

Brotherhood was there, and winemaker and CEO Cesar Beaza was on the fron pages of the lifestyle section in the Sunday Times-Union. Great Article!

George from Cascade Mountain was there.
Silver Stream was there pushing Buckethead Red!

And David Jackson and wife Kathy from Hudson-Chatham were also in the house!

Monday, December 07, 2009


On Sunday, December 6th, 2009, City Winery hosted a wine tasting event. Featured were 39 New York state wineries, from as near as the city, Brooklyn, and Long Island, the the Hudson Valley, the Finger Lakes and Niagara and Lake Erie. And the Valley presence was strong.

Matt Specarelli was there from Benmarl, with Hudson Valley Wine Goddess's husband, Paul, filling in for the Valley Goddess herself. In fact, they are a dynamic duo.

David Jackson, the Sales Diector at Hudson-Chatham, with Laura Steaker, tasting room manager at Hudson-Chatahm were both working the room and the crowd.

Here's Paul pouring for Whitecliff.

And here's Ken Lifshitz from Silver Stream Winery.
It was a great event, and a good time.