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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, September 26, 2010

Some Wonderful Wines from Brookview Station

Over the last six months I have tasted several wines that I was supposed to blog about and didn't. Shame on me. But now is the time! Brookview Station Winery is based at Goold Orchards in Castleton, NY. Sue and Ed Miller own it, and Karen Gardy is the manager. A better group of people you will not meet.

OK, so the first I need to mention is the Brookview Station All Aboard! This is a DeChaunac based red wine with lots of cherry upfront, and a nice backbone of other flavors. Dry, but not too dry, this is a wonderful table red wine. Great with pizza, pasta, bbq, and other fun dishes.

Some people like it cold. I am appalled by cold red wine, but I know that a fair number of people like it that way. I've had this both ways, and it stands up well either way. Really wonderful stuff!

The other new wines from them is Brookview Station Sunset Charlie. This is an apple wine tinged with DeChaunac. This semi-sweet blush wine is a thriller. This is the kind of wine that can make a winery - that's how good it is....and it's got a dog on the label? How can it go wrong. Fabulous with cheese or bbq or burgers, nachos, etc. This is a fun, easy drinking blush with lots of flavor, and a nice nose. A wonderful wine!

Anyway, if you're going to Brookview Station, these are two great picnic wines to try along with their great apple wine and their great pear, and their fruit dessert wines.

Great, great stuff!


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