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.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Esquire Raves About HV Ciders

Leslie Pariseau just wrote an fascinating article in Esquire magazine on cider. Among the recommended ciders were Warwick Valley and Slyboro.

Warwick Valley Ciders

"Funky and earthy in a forest floor sort of way, Doc's is one for those who think they know cider. Its weird lumberjack mossiness is a natural partner for washed rind cheeses and funky jamon. This one's for those who like dirty things, by which we mean truffles, mushrooms, and Rhone reds."

Slyboro Night Pasture

"This New York cider reminded tasters of oxidized wine from the Jura in the emerging style of natural wines. Lacking bubbles, but embracing quirk, Night Pasture is like the cute chick who secretly digs sci-fi novels. Best drunk on a warm, Indian-summer day."

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