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, February 14, 2014

A Note of Thanks from Ben and Kimberly Peacock of Tousey Winery

Ben and Kimberly Peacock of Tousey Winery are private people. When it comes to promoting or being proud of their business, there's no question, they will do what they need to do to produce and market their very fine wines.

However, this past Thanksgiving holiday season, the Peacocks were dealt a difficult hand when Ben was diagnosed with a difficult health issue. But Tousey Winery has engendered many fans and friends within the wine community from throughout the Hudson Valley to the Finger Lakes, Long Island, and beyond. There is a whole community who supports them.

Like many serious illnesses in our country today, hospital care is expensive, as were babysitting fees, and a real need for hands on work at their winery. Their finances were stretched. Without Ben and Kimberly's knowledge, some friends set up a platform wherein friends and family could lend support of  financial means.

Ben and Kimberly had no knowledge of this fund until well after it was well established and well funded. Being incredibly private regarding their personal lives, they were both grateful and a little embarrassed. Below is a note from Kimberly and Ben wishing and thanking their friends for all the support they receive of varying kinds.


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