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.

Friday, June 08, 2012

Sommelier Journal Raves About the Hudson Valley

In the May 31, 2012 issue of Sommelier Journal, Patricia Savoie raves about Hudson Valley wine.

In the issue, Savoie recounts the geography, history, and current landscape of Hudson Valley wine.

soils deposited by the receding glaciers contain shale, slate, schist, and limestone, lending a distinct minerality to many of the wines. The cool conditions result in high acidity and relatively moderate alcohol levels (usually 12-13%), making Hudson Valley wines ideal for drinking with meals.

Benmarl, Brotherhood, Clinton, Hudson-Chatham, Millbrook, Oak Summitt, Stoutridge, and Whitecliff are all highlighted.

The body of the article places the wineries and the wines in context. But the reviews of the wines are flat out wonderful!

You can buy the full four page article at:

Congrats to everyone involved!


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