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.

Friday, February 06, 2015

Happy Valetine's Day - Wine and Chocolate Pairings in the Hudson Valley! February 14th, 2015!

It’s going to get hot and heavy on February 14, 2015 in the Hudson Valley. More than a dozen wineries have some sort of Valentine’s Day special event going on, ranging from wine tastings and food pairing, to chocolate and wine extravaganzas to cupcakes!

From the southern part of the valley to its northern most shores, there’s a wine tasting that’s tailored to your taste! So let the lovin’ begin!
The biggest event is the Hudson Berkshire Beverage Trail’s “Fall in Love on the Trail” tour on Saturday, February 14th!
For just $20, two people can do tastings at all of the Trail member venues:
             Brookview Station Winery (Castleton, NY)
             Furnace Brook Winery (Richmond, MA)
             Harvest Spirits Distillery (Valatie, NY)
             Hudson-Chatham Winery (Ghent, NY)
             Hudson Valley Distillers (Germantown, NY)
             Tousey Winery (Germantown, NY)

The Hudson Berskshire Beverage Trail was just named one of the top beverage trails in all of the USA by Paste magazine! Come see why. Tickets can be purchased at each venue the day(s) of the event. All are open Saturday and Sunday, 12 to 5 pm, so you can enjoy the Trail through the weekend. Learn more at
Hudson-Chatham will be hosting the fine folks from Saratoga Crackers along with local cheeses and chocolates in the tasting room on Saturday the 14th. Lots to love!
Robibero Vineyards will also be featuring its Valentine’s Day celebration Sweet & Sinful Revenge Cupcake & Wine Pairing featuring Moxie Cup. Celebrate Valentine's Day and come discover the romance of pairing wine with some of life's greatest pleasures. Sweet & Sinful Revenge Cupcake & Wine Pairing featuring Moxie Cup. February 7, 8, 14, 15. Go to their website for more information.
Benmarl Winery's Local Cheeses, Chocolates and Wine Pairing, is also scheduled for Saturday, Valentine’s Day Weekend. Tickets can be purchased on their website or at the door.
Millbrook Vineyards has a Valentine's Day Wine & Chocolate Tasting on that Saturday, 2/14. Explore the world of fine chocolate with your host, master chocolatier Oliver Kita. Please note that tickets are "Will Call," there are no physical tickets to the event, you will only need to show your receipt to be admitted to the event.
Palaia Vineyards will also host a Wine & Chocolate Tasting 1-6pm at their tasting room on Saturday February 14th.
Love and chocolate and wine seem to be in their air this year!
Come! Fall in love with Hudson Valley wine!


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