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.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Brotherhood Pinot Noir

Cesar Beza was working the room last night. He is the grand man of the Hudson Valley. Everyone is always happy to see Cesar, he's like royalty as he walks through, suit and ties, smiling, and greeting people warmly.
And also there was Colleen, also the fun young presence of Brotherhood Winery.

As Cesar was working the room, Collen poured. He ventured back to the table several times, to talk up his wine. Chat a minute, and then went back to chatting with almost everyone there.

During the evening I tried the Brotherhood Pinot Noir. This is a light to medium bodied Pinot Noir, with a translucent warm red. The nose had cherry (and a touch of raspberry?) with dusty leaves and dried earth. The flavor was a light, stewed raspberries and cherries, with a flash of pepper at the end. A lovely, smooth, delicate Pinot Noir with great flavor.


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