- Our Blog
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.
The Hudson Valley is one of the fastest growing and most diversified regions of New York state. They have a number of highly acclaimed, award-winning wineries, and more cideries and distilleries than the rest of the state combined. The number of craft beverage businesses in the valley has doubled in the last five years.
Taste Camp 2014 Hudson Valley was held October 10th and 11th in a series of tours, grand tastings and dinners up and down the Hudson Valley. The event is organized by Lenn Thompson of The New York Cork Report and sponsored by the Hudson Valley Wine Country. For two days wine and spirits writers and bloggers from all over the US attended the series of tastings of wines, ciders ...
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 ...
Wines for Thanksgiving That Refresh the Palate New York Times November 10, 2014 Eric Asimov Thanksgiving, like any holiday, is an act of repetition, only more so. Not just because it rolls around every year on the fourth Thursday of November, but because we ritually prepare the same meal. Nonetheless, because it may be the only time we roast a turkey, recipes are in or ...
The December 2014 issue of Wine Enthusiast has a special feature written by Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jensen entitled "Com ...
Vineyard and Winery Management named their 20 Most Admired Winemakers in North America in their November/December 2014 issue. There are several things I like about this article. The first and most important thing is that 10 years ago, not one winemaker would have been included in the Top 20. It goes to show how far East Coast winemaking has come.
CIDER, CIDER, CIDER, AND PRIDE OF NEW YORK AT THE DESOMND HOTEL IN ALBANY!!!! This is a special week in the Fall In Love With Hudson Valley Wine campaign. Firstly, this is the kick off of Cider Week Hudson Valley and it's the annual Pride of New York at the Desmond, in Albany, NY! Nov. ...
TasteCamp: The Hudson River Region AVA Benmarl Winery & VineyardMillbrook VineyardsView from Glorie Farm Winery Whitecliff Vineyard & Winery Although my first posts concerning TasteCamp focused on cider and spirits, the Hudson Valley wine industry was the primary focal point of the trip. During the weekend, I probably tasted close to 75 New York wines, with about half ...
Coming soon to the Hudson Valley is Cider Week Hudson Valley, November 14-23, 2014. And in case you didn't know it, Cider is Back! Recently, at Harvest Spirits Distilling in Valatie, NY, Kelley Slagle, helped to organize a private tasting for the trade of Hudson Valley cider producers. On hand was a who's who of the Hudson Valley's liquid apple world.
CIDER, CIDER, CIDER, AND RESTAURANT WEEK!!!! This is a special week in the Fall In Love With Hudson Valley Wine campaign. Firstly, this is the kick off of The Hard Cider Experience at Applewood Farm the home of Naked Flock Ciders! In some corners of the region, the apple is thought of as the grape of the Hudson Valley.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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.