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, August 03, 2013

Glorie Farm Winery - Good Things Are Happening

Doug Glorie is a well known figure in the Hudson Valley wine landscape. He's a grape grower, who also happens to run a fully functioning farm, and who with his wife, Maryellen runs an expanding and improving winery.
Doug and MaryEllen Glorie, Proprietors
Doug is pretty easy to get along with and likes to talk growing. He's funny, with a wry sense of humor, and he likes good wine. I always enjoy seeing and talking with Doug. He's a good guy Recently I had a chance to taste his wines at the Bounty of the Hudson.
Kristop Brown, Winemaker
Doug and MaryEllen are pleased to introduce their new winemaker, Kristop Brown! A familiar name on the winemaking scene in the Hudson Valley, Kristop came on board January 1, 2012. In the short time Kristop has been with Glorie, his considerable skills have already been revealed in producing clean varietals as well as ripe, robust blends. They (and we) look forward to a very bright future working in partnership with Kristop to create delightful wines that impart true Hudson Valley flavor.
The first was the estate-grown Seyval Blanc, a Hudson Valley specialty. It is made in the classic style, that is with pride and vinified in the classic style - dry and crisp with notes of toasted nut, citrus, and vanilla. Lots of green apple and citrus. Zingy. Tangy. Very nice!

The big surprise for me was the Red Monkey. I thought it would be sweet, especially with that name. Red Monkey is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Glories' estate reds. This wine was aged for one year in old French barrels and new American oak. Taste dark berry flavor in this medium-bodied wine. Lovely hints of cherry and raspberry. Notes of vanilla on the nose. A lovely classic structure. This was an absolute eye-opener. A lovely, lovely table red. A very, very nice wine!
Good thing are happening at Glorie.


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