Wine Enthusiast Names New York "Wine Region of the Year!"

    October 29, 2014 At Wine Enthusiast "Wine Star Awards"... New York is "Wine Region of the Year" New York State has been named "Wine Region of the Year" by Wine Enthusiast Magazine, with the actual award to be presented at the Wine Star Awards gala dinner on Monday, January 26 in the New York Public Library's Celeste Ballroom.

    By Carlo De Vito/ East Coast Wineries


    NO MORE LOCAL WINE. STOP ALREADY!!!!!!!! For many years I could not understand the reticence of some regional winemakers to try and dissuade others from making local wines, beers, spirits and ciders. I thought, this is a burgeoning industry and we need all the players we can get. People like Michael Migliore in the Hudson Valley and Dr.

    By Carlo De Vito/ East Coast Wineries

    Vermont Wine Press Raves About Hudson Valley Wine! (NY)

    Hudson River Schooled - TasteCamp 2014 Vermont Wine Press by Todd Trzaskos October 28, 2014 Foliage was just passing peak here at home when I traveled a couple of hours south for TasteCamp 2014, and though I may have been a little bit reticent to leave and miss out on the last of our leaves, the reward for the short drive was an amazing and beautiful passage through a neighboring wine countr.

    By Carlo De Vito/ East Coast Wineries

    Garden State Wine Festival: A Fantastic Surprise! (NJ)

    So, I went to the Garden State Wine Festival in New Jersey. I was asked to speak by Nancy Painter, the publisher (along with her husband Ray) of Edible New Jersey. Edible was sponsoring the speaker's tent. I wasn't sure what to expect. It was during he busy season, and I had twenty other things going on. I wasn't sure which wineries would be there or what they would bring.

    By Carlo De Vito/ East Coast Wineries

    Matt Spaccarelli at 90! Points that is....Benmarl Strikes Gold (NY)

    It's official - Matt Spaccarelli is 90! Points that is..... One of the stars of the most recent Taste Camp 2014 Hudson Valley was the estate Cabernet Franc from Benmarl Winery. So I was down on the Shawangunk last Sunday and stopped in and saw Matt Spaccarelli. There, on a Sunday afternoon, was Matt, sitting on the back bay of their warehouse dock, munching on a piece of pizz ...

    By Carlo De Vito/ East Coast Wineries

    Cidermakers Wow Campers at TasteCamp 2014: Hudson Valley

    In mid-October, 15-20 wine writers and bloggers came to the Hudson Valley to taste wines, spirits, and ciders. One of the surprise hits of the adventure was the cider tasting. This was a big thing for the Hudson Valley. While cider has become more and more popular around the US, the Hudson Valley is certainly the epicenter of the cider movement in New York state.

    1 readers - By Carlo De Vito/ East Coast Wineries

    Four Fantastic Cold-Climate Reds From the Hudson Valley! (NY)

    So, one of the most amazing things to see at the recent Taste Camp 2014 Hudson Valley, was the reaction of many f the writers and bloggers to some of the wines made from Cold Climate grapes, especially those of the Minnesota varieties. They were listed among some of the favorites of the entire trip for many. First up for me was the Brookview Station Frontenac.

    2 readers - By Carlo De Vito/ East Coast Wineries


    FALL IN LOVE WITH HUDSON VALLEY WINES EVENTS FOR OCT 25-27, 2014! 15 more events this week of the Fall In Love 2014 season! This week features release parties, grape stomping, and multiple concerts! As well as the Grand Opening of Clermont Vineyards, in Germantown, NY, and the release of Cider Week Cuvee' at Applewood Winery! Come on down and enjoy! Oct 25 - Grand Opening CLERMONT VINEYA.

    4 readers - By Carlo De Vito/ East Coast Wineries

    New Winery in the Hudson Valley - Clermont Vineyards!!! (NY)

    At the corner of Route 6 and 9G in Germantown, in Columbia County, there is a NEW winery! Clermont Vineyards opened its doors yesterday to the public for the first time. While the winery may be new to the scene, the owner is not! Tony Trigo has long been a fixture on the Hudson Valley wine scene, attending grape growing seminars, wine trade shows, wine festivals, Hudson Val ...

    6 readers - By Carlo De Vito/ East Coast Wineries

    Village Voice: Profiles Adam & Eve Cidery (NY)

    Autumn and Eve: How the State's Cider Industry Has Changed Over the Last Decade The Village Voice By Laura Shunk Tue., Oct. 21 2014 at 11:19 AM Kayt Mathers When Autumn Stoscheck received her cidery license in 2002, she was just 21 years old -- and the State Liquor Authority told her she was the youngest person in New York State to hold a license.

    4 readers - By Carlo De Vito/ East Coast Wineries

    East Coast Wineries

    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 well as book ...

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East Coast Wineries

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.

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