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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. https://carlodevito.wordpress.com/

Monday, March 23, 2015

Albany Times-Union, Bill Dowd Like Hudson-Chatham Leon Millot Release

Times Union

‘Leon Millot’ spring release for Hudson-Chatham Winery
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Albany Times-Union


GHENT — The Hudson-Chatham Winery plans to usher in spring by releasing a new wine from noon to 5 p.m. tasting room hours on Saturday.




The wine is a Leon Millot, made from the French-American hybrid grape of that name that produces a soft, full-bodied dry wine with notes of cranberry and pomegranate. Winery owner Carlo DeVito suggests pairing it “with earthy spring foods like lamb, ham, egg dishes, and pared-down pastas. And sitting in the sunshine.”


Leon Millot was created in 1911 in the Oberlin Institute in Colmar, Alsace, by the French viticulturist Eugène Kuhlmann by crossing the hybrid grape Millardet et Grasset 101-14 O.P. with Goldriesling. The variety was named after the winemaker and tree nursery owner Léon Millot. The blue-skinned grape, which has small berries and small clusters, ripens early and has high resistance against fungal diseases, making it suitable for cool-climate cultivation. Many winemakers also have found it a versatile grape that can be used to produce a bigger wine similar to a ripe Syrah, or a lighter wine more in the style of Pinot Noir.


In addition to featuring the new wine, the tasting room also will be featuring baguettes, whole wheat soda bread, bagels and other baked goods from the Bread & Honey Bakery of Albany. Hudson-Chatham Winery is located about midway between its two namesake towns at 1900 Route 66 in this Columbia County community.

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