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.

Friday, September 09, 2011

Marisa D’Vari Raves ABout the Hudson Valley

Marisa D’Vari writes about wine for several publications, including London’s FT, Robb Report, Quarterly Review of Wine, the San Francisco Chronicle, Food Arts, South China Morning Post, Sante, and many more in addition to being Wine & Spirits Editor for Taste Cincinnati magazine. She is the publisher of in addition to syndicating her weekly column to a variety of newspapers, magazines, newsletters, and blogs.

Her most recent article is about the Hudson Valley!

"Do you live in NYC?... and do you know that just an hour away you can enjoy a NY wine experience with Hudson Valley wines?<Today some lucky members of Manhattan's Wine Media Guild visited the region and met the following winemakers

Michael Migliore – Whitecliff Vineyard
Cesar Baeza – Brotherhood Winery
Matt Spaccarelli – Benmarl Winery
Carlo DeVito – Hudson-Chatham Winery
John Bruno – Oak Summit
John Graziano – Millbrook
Karen Gardy – Brookview Station
Phyllis Feder – Clinton Vineyards

All winemakers participated in the planning/expense of the trip, yet Matt Spaccarelli, pictured above, acted as host -- he picked up half of our members in NYC, and the event (due to rains) was held at his winery."

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