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, October 12, 2010

Tousey Winery to Open Doors on October 16, 2010

Tousey WInery in Columbia County, NY, will open it's doors this Saturday, October 16th, and will be open for business every Saturday and Sunday Noon to 5pm. Kimberly and Ben, pictured above, will be present all weekend, pouring their wonderful wines.

I had the opportunity to taste the new line at the Goold's Apple Festival last week in Castleton, NY. The wines were excellent! Here's some reviews in a nutshell.

The Queen of Clermont - $16 A highly stylized, aromatic light white reminds me somewhat of Long Island's Buke' wines. A slight touch of sweetness follows a wild nose. Light and refrshing. Very, very nice. This will be a very popular wine.

Riesling - $20 Again, a big floral nose starts of this wonderful riesling with a touch of sweetness. Hints of citrus, and nice green apple touch make this a classic riesling. Clean. Refreshing. An excellent riesling.

Rebellion Rose - $14 A very lovely off dry blush. Not too sweet, with just the right amount of flavor and a wonderful color. Almost a rosato rather than a rose, in color. Very, very tastey!

Cabernet Franc - $22 Lots of raspberry, vanilla, and a hint of plum make this a smooth drinking, medium bodied classic dry red. Elegant, with a nice soft finish. This is an easy drinking Cabernet Franc made to go with Hudson Valley dishes and great for entertaining family or friends.

Pinot Noir - $24 This is a medium bodied dry red, with hints of starwberries and cherries - both bright and dark. Hints of mocha and toast. A beautiful, smooth, elegant Pinot Noir.
Crème de Cassis - $35 I've written about this wine before. This is their classic creme de cassis. One of the best in the valley.
I've written about Tousey before. Click on the two url's below, and see what Tousey is about.


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