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.

Sunday, November 09, 2014


The Hudson Valley is one of the fastest growing and most diversified regions of New York state. They have a number of highly acclaimed, award-winning wineries, and more cideries and distilleries than the rest of the state combined. The number of craft beverage businesses in the valley has doubled in the last five years. To this end, Taste Camp 2014 visited the Hudson Valley, and Todd Trzaskos made a series of videos covering the events. Taste Camp is a promotion by the New York Cork Report (in cooperation with Drink Local Wine) to promote mall regions from throughout the east coast. Wine and spirits writers and bloggers attend from all over the country.
This quick series of videos will easily be an excellent introduction to anyone interested in Hudson Valley wine.
Hudson Valley TasteCamp 2014 Day 1
Lunch at Millbrook Vineyards with winemaker John Graziano
Tasting at Robibero Vineyards with winemaker Kristop Brown
Dinner at Whiteciff Vineyards with Yancey and Michael Migliore

Hudson Valley TasteCamp 2014 Day 2 - Hillrock Distillery
Tour of Hillrock Estate Distillery, the only field-to-glass distillery in the US,
 and an interview with Master Distiller Dave Pickerell.
Also, Hudson Valley distillery Grand Tasting.

Hudson Valley TasteCamp 2014 Day 2 Husdon-Chatham to Tousey
Tasting at Hudson-Chatham Winery
Dinner at Tousey with Ben and Kimberly Peacock 

Quick Visit to Harvest Spirits
Harvest Spirits in Valatie, NY, with Derek and Ashley Grout

Special thanks to Todd Trzaskos and Lenn Thompson:

All videos are courtesy of Todd Trzaskos of Vermont Wine Media

Taste Camp 2014


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