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.

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Poughkeepsie Journal: Hudson Valley Wines Score Big in Wine Enthusiast

Hudson Valley wines score high in Wine Enthusiast magazine

In the most recent three issues, Wine Enthusiast magazine awarded high scores on more than 20 Hudson Valley wines. The wines scored high on the magazine’s 100-point scale, showing that the Hudson Valley is continuing to emerge as a region with wines that can compete on the international wine stage.

Wine Enthusiast editors tasted more than 20 Hudson Valley wines that earned scores of 85-90- points consistently across seven producers.

90 points
Benmarl 2012 Ridge Road Estate Cabernet Franc (Hudson River Region)
Editors’ Choice

86 points
Clinton NV Seyval Naturel Seyval Blanc (Hudson River Region)

89 points
Millbrook 2010 Proprietor’s Special Reserve Pinot Noir (New York)

To find out more, all the scores are available on the magazine’s website in the ratings area. Visit

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