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.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Visit Vortex: An Old Fashioned Hudson Valley Christmas

Visit Vortex has an entire article on Punches, Wassails, and Flips made with local wines, beers, spirits, and ciders available in the Hudson Valley. Make a few recipes this holiday season using your favorite local products and enjoy!

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Saturday, December 07, 2013

Edible Hudson Valley Raves About Hillrock Estate Distillery

Hillrock Estate Distillery, in Columbia County, in the Hudson Valley, continues to draw coverage and praise. No question that both are well in order. A great piece in the Winter 2013/2014 issue of Edible Hudson Valley about Hillrock, owner Jeffrey Baker and the rest of the crew! And kudos to Eric Steinman and Nancy and Ray Painter of Edible Hudson Valley.