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September 6 and 7, 2014 Dutchess County Fairgrounds 6550 Spring Brook Avenue Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Phone: 845-658-7181 The Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest is a celebration of all things wine. The event’s main focus is highlighting the wonderful wineries to be found in the Hudson Valley and all over New York.
So when I visited the wine festival in New Jersey in the fall, among the number of wonderful, eye-opening wines I tried, I count Coda Rossa as one of the new wave of wineries in New Jersey making a real difference. A real impact. A game changer. The first thing you need to know, is that it is run by a bunch of real wine geeks. Enter Kenton and Kathy Nice.
This is a fun blog, and a great review of the winery and their wines..... C. DeVito, Editor Furnace Brook Winery Furnace Brook Winery is located at Hilltop Orchards in Richmond, MA and I almost missed the turn but relied on my GPS to direct me to the right place. Located in the Western part of the Berkshires with great views, Furnace Brook Winery sells not only their wines ...
Coastal Vineyards, in South Dartmouth, Massachusetts was started in 2004 by David & Linda Neilson. They have eight acres of vinifera grape vines, including Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Gewurztraminer, Riesling, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc. Coastal Vineyards is a family-owned, boutique winery nestled in southeastern Massachusetts near the shore.
Did I happen to mention that I love the Temecula Valley? Luckily for me, my sales conference came at the height of the Snowmagedden that wasn't. So my flight got cancelled into Newark, NJ, and ha to be rescheduled for another day. Damn! Another day to explore wine country! So up into the hills I went, that are south east of Los Angeles and north east of San Diego. It's a beautiful drive.
So I was going to Los Angeles, and I had already been to the Santa Barbara wine country several times, and I thought it was time to visit the wine country northeast of the Newport Beach area in Southern LA and of course finds itself the jewel of SanDiego....Temecula. However, it was funny, when I attempted to crowd source some responses on the Temecula wine region, I got lo ...
It’s winter now, and many of us winemakers are happy to enjoy a few months of relative peace, before the spring comes, and farming and festivals and crowds again take center stage. But let’s use this time to talk. I have mixed feelings about wine festivals in summer. On the one hand, as a winery owner, you lay out a lot of money (the table, the trucking, the set-up, the ...
The Vaccaro family is now well-known in brewing circles on the east coast. Scott Vaccaro is the head brewer and visionary, Vince is the CEO and business brains, Keith Fekete is the sales manager, and the list goes on and on. They are based in Elmsford, NY. Many of Captain Lawrence's beers are strongly influenced by traditional Belgian ale styles, although often with an American twist.
About Me Name: Carlo De Vito 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 was also a publisher at Running Press Book Publishers, where he published books from Wine Spectator, as wel ...
2014 Pennsylvania Excellence Contest The results are in and many of my favorite Pennsylvania wineries are there. A few surprises. And a few absences. But I have to say I am a big fan of Paradocx, Seven Mountains, Waltz, Penns Woods, Crossings, Ferro, and Vynecrest off the top of my head. Big winner of the event was the Penns Woods Moscato.
Greenvale Vineyards is located along the beautiful Sakonnet River in Portsmouth, RI, five miles north of downtown Newport. There are three wineries in Newport County and eight wineries along our Coastal Wine Trail which traverses the coast of Southeasten New England. These wineries are all unique and committed to producing delicious fine wines and the conservation of open space.
There seems to be a big backlash against hoppy beers in the new wave of craft brewing. From black IPAs to super hopped IPAs, to other new concoctions. There seems to be few beers untouched by the hop-monster mentality. It's almost like the Parkerization of craft beer. If there aren't tons of hops, what good is it. I am not bitching one way or another. I like beer like Heady Topper.
Watts Roost Vineyard is owned by Frank & Barbara Tuckwiller. This winery started out as a retirement dream, and is now more than 9,000 plants on 9 acres. Established in 1998, the vines flourish at the foot of Muddy Creek Mountain near Lewisbur ...
This isn't the first time I've written about Finger Lakes Distilling. By now you likely already know their story. Brian McKenzie, a former Vice President of an upstate New York bank, and Thomas Earl McKenzie, a winemaker, brewer and distiller from Monroeville, Alabama, met at that conference in 2007.
Hudson Valley Distillers opened their new cocktail lounge, the Cocktail Grove, opened Friday, January 9, 2015. There's a lovely menu of drinks. The bar is made of 100 year old wood stripped from the original bar. Spacious enough to hold a fair amount of people but intimate enough for you to have a fabulous cocktail with your significant other.
Citizen Cider was founded in 2011 by Justin Heilenbach, Bryan Holmes and Kris Nelson. Kris was working as a wine salesmen, Bryan as a chemist and Justin as a small farmer. All discontent for one reason or another, they started making test batches of hard cider in Bryan’s basement. Citizen Cider becomes an idea.
5 Great Drinking Trails By Cassie L. Damewood December 8, 2014 | 2:45pm Paste magazine You could sit at home, drink beer on your couch and watch that Law and Order marathon again, or you could can fancy yourself an adventurous trailblazer, explore historic and newly launched venues, and get your buzz on all at the same time on one of the world’s many drinking trails.
Not long ago Serious Eats wrote about Harvest Spirits and their Cornelius Applejack, "When we talk about uniquely American drinks, bourbon gets most of the love, but if you really want to drink like a pioneer, you should be sipping applejack. This distilled product of hard apple cider may technically be a brandy, but it drinks and mixes like a whiskey, with oaky caramel and ...
My name is Carlo DeVito, and I am the author of East Coast Wineries: A Complete Guide from Maine to Virginia published by Rutgers University Press. This blog is dedicated to primarily east coast wines and wineries including Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia. It will also feature products and information from other regions.