Thursday, September 18, 2014

THE HUDSON VALLEY: BIRTHPLACE OF AMERICAN WINE: A Virtual Book

 
The following are a series of articles, profiles, and essays collected to present a snap shot of the Hudson Valley. It is incomplete at this time, as there are a number of profiles I will continue to be adding as the days pass by. But more than anything, it represents a more clear, concise, and yet detailed portrait of the Hudson Valley than anyone else has ever endeavored to do.
 
The Hudson Valley is an exciting place, with great wine, a fabulous distilling industry, an explosive cider industry, and more. It is home to incredible history and great farming and food. The Hudson Valley is well noted for tit's great mansions and other historic sights. It is also noted for it's incredible CSAs, Hudson Valley artisanal creameries, the home of the Culinary Institute of America, and it's exquisite farm-to-table cuisine and restaurants. 
 
 The wine industry has gone through a tremendous metamorphosis over the last five years, and is producing bright, lean whites, and soft, approachable reds, well worthy of attention, which it has received form many news outlets.
 
I hope it provides illuminating and enjoyable.
 
- C. DeVito
 
Author's Note
I apologize in advance for typos and mis-spellings that may give readers pause. I humbly ask your forgiveness and indulgence, and bow my own head in disgrace. Corrections will be made over time.




INTRODUCTION
Ichabod Crane and Rip Van Winkle? This Ain’t Your Grand Father’s Hudson Valley!!!
http://www.drinklocalwine.com/ichabod-crane-and-rip-van-winkle-this-aint-your-grand-fathers-hudson-valley/



 HISTORY OF THE HUDSON VALLEY



From the Ice Age to Now

http://www.hvwinemag.com/features_ice_age.html

http://www.hvwinemag.com/features_ice_age_p2.html



Brotherhood, America's Oldest Winery Rewrites the Book on History and Wine

http://hudsonriverwine.blogspot.com/2014/09/brotherhood-americas-oldest-winery.html

http://hudsonriverwine.blogspot.com/2011/12/what-brotherhoods-expansion-means-to.html



The Hudson Valley is Expanding

http://eastcoastwineries.blogspot.com/2011/11/hudson-valley-is-expanding.html


Is the Hudson Valley the New Burgundy?
http://eastcoastwineries.blogspot.com/2011/01/is-hudson-valley-new-burgundy.html

Hudson Valley Noir
http://www.visitvortex.com/magazine/hudson-valley-noir


WHERE IS THE HUDSON VALLEY?
http://hudsonriverwine.blogspot.com/2011/08/where-is-hudson-valley.html



THE WINEMAKERS

THE VISIONARY: Michael Migliore of Whitecliff Vineyards
http://eastcoastwineries.blogspot.com/2013/09/the-visionary-michael-migliore-of.html

Brad Martz Promoted to Winemaker at Whitecliff Vineards
http://hudsonriverwine.blogspot.com/2013/09/brad-martz-promoted-to-winemaker-at.html

John Graziano is the Stan Musial of New York Wine – The Quiet Superstar
http://eastcoastwineries.blogspot.com/2013/06/john-graziano-is-stan-musial-of-new.html

The Vine Dresser of Athens - Stephen J. Casscles of Hudson-Chatham Winery
http://eastcoastwineries.blogspot.com/2013/09/the-vine-dresser-of-athens-stephen-j.html

Kristop Brown
http://eastcoastwineries.blogspot.com/2008/05/benmarls-kristop-brown-new-young.html
http://hudsonriverwine.blogspot.com/2011/03/kristop-brown-is-back-and-robibero-has.html
http://hudsonriverwine.blogspot.com/2013/08/glorie-farm-winery-good-things-are.html

Ben Peacock of Tousey Winery: The East Wineries Interview
http://eastcoastwineries.blogspot.com/2013/08/ben-peacock-of-tousey-winery-east-coast.html

Tousey's Innovative New Debut of Scarlet Tiger a Roaring Success!
http://eastcoastwineries.blogspot.com/2013/09/touseys-innovative-new-debut-of-scarlet.html

Pressing Matters - Ed Miller of Brookview Station Winery
http://hudsonriverwine.blogspot.com/2013/10/pressing-matters-ed-miller-of-brookview.html


MORE WINERIES….
When You’re at Robibero – It’s Like Family! C’mon in!
http://hudsonriverwine.blogspot.com/2013/08/when-youre-at-robibero-its-like-family.html

Clinton Vineyards
http://hudsonriverwine.blogspot.com/2010/01/afternoon-with-phyllis-feder-at-clinton.html

Applewood Winery: A Rosey Apple (and Grape) in the Hudson Valley
http://eastcoastwineries.blogspot.com/2012/08/applewood-winery-rosey-apple-and-grape.html

Benmarl Winery
http://hudsonriverwine.blogspot.com/2010/01/so-david-jackson-and-lenn-thompson-from.html
http://eastcoastwineries.blogspot.com/2011/07/matt-specarelli-of-benmarl-winery-talks.html
http://hudsonriverwine.blogspot.com/2011/07/benmarl-merlot-2008.html

Cereghino-Smith
http://hudsonriverwine.blogspot.com/2013/08/cereghino-smith-continues-to-make-great.html
http://hudsonriverwine.blogspot.com/2010/10/cereghino-smith-genoa-reserve-2008.html

Brimstone Hill
http://hudsonriverwine.blogspot.com/2012/08/brimstone-hill-vidal-blanc-2010-ny.html

Stoutridge Vineyard
http://eastcoastwineries.blogspot.com/2012/07/stoutridge-gravitas-2008.html
http://hudsonriverwine.blogspot.com/2008/09/stoutridge-quimby-rose.html


CASSIS
http://hudsonvalleycassis.com/
http://www.ediblemanhattan.com/magazine/the-currants-second-coming/
http://ediblehudsonvalley.com/editorial/winter-2011-2012/spills-399/


CIDER
Some of My Favorite Hudson Valley Ciders
http://hudsonriverwine.blogspot.com/2011/10/some-of-my-favorite-hudson-valley.html

Ye Olde Hard Cider is Hipster Cool
http://eastcoastwineries.blogspot.com/2013/09/visit-vortex-ye-olde-hard-cider-is.html

Mrs. Appleseed - Sara Grady Trumpets the Revival of Hard Cider
http://eastcoastwineries.blogspot.com/2013/10/mrs-appleseed-sara-grady-trumpets.html

Applewood Naked Flock Original and Pumpkin
http://hudsonriverwine.blogspot.com/2012/09/applewood-naked-flock-original-and.html

Blurring the Line Between Craft Brewing and Cider -Bad Seed Cider Lights Up the Industry
http://eastcoastwineries.blogspot.com/2013/08/blurring-line-between-craft-brewing-and.html

Nine Pin Cidery - Farmstead Apple Cider in Albany (NY)
http://eastcoastwineries.blogspot.com/2014/02/nine-pin-cidery-farmstead-apple-cider.html
http://eastcoastwineries.blogspot.com/2014/06/nine-pin-cider-announces-new-ginger.html

Orchard Hill Cider
http://eastcoastwineries.blogspot.com/2014/08/orchard-hill-hard-cider-ny.html

Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery – Ciders
http://eastcoastwineries.blogspot.com/2013/02/warwick-valley-docs-draft-pumpkin-hard.html
http://eastcoastwineries.blogspot.com/2012/07/warwick-valley-introduces-new-cassis.html

Brookview Station Jo-Daddy's Hard Cider
http://hudsonriverwine.blogspot.com/2013/01/brookview-station-jo-daddys-hard-cider.html

Baldwin Vineyards
http://hudsonriverwine.blogspot.com/2012/03/baldwin-vineyards-opens-this-weekend.html


DISTILLING
KENTUCKY ON THE HUDSON
http://eastcoastwineries.blogspot.com/2013/04/kentucky-on-hudson-ny.html

Six Great Grappas - La Dolce Vita on the Hudson
http://eastcoastwineries.blogspot.com/2014/03/six-great-grappas-la-dolce-vita-on.html

Summer Cocktails and Bitters
http://hudsonriverwine.blogspot.com/2014/07/visit-vortex-hudson-valley-summer.html

A Visit to Hillrock Estate Distillery
http://hudsonriverwine.blogspot.com/2012/12/a-visit-to-hillrock-estate-distillery.html

Hudson Valley Distillers
http://eastcoastwineries.blogspot.com/2014/04/hudson-valley-distillers-newest.html

Coppersea Raw Rye
http://eastcoastwineries.blogspot.com/2013/10/coppersea-new-york-raw-rye.html

Catskill Distilling Company
http://eastcoastwineries.blogspot.com/2014/08/catskill-distilling-company-ny.html

Harvest Spirits
http://eastcoastwineries.blogspot.com/2011/01/cornelius-applejack-from-harvest.html
http://eastcoastwineries.blogspot.com/2012/11/harvest-spirits-grappa-unique-product.html

Millbrook Distillery Dutchess Private Reserve Straight Bourbon Whiskey
http://eastcoastwineries.blogspot.com/2014/03/millbrook-distillery-dutchess-private.html

Tuthilltown Distillery
http://hudsonriverwine.blogspot.com/2011/01/tuthilltown-manhattan-rye-whiskey-in.html
http://eastcoastwineries.blogspot.com/2010/07/uk-distiller-w-grant-sons-forms.html
http://eastcoastwineries.blogspot.com/2013/07/new-york-times-highights-tuthilltown.html

Bootlegger
http://eastcoastwineries.blogspot.com/2014/08/bootlegger-21-handmade-vodka-from.html

Albany Distilling
http://eastcoastwineries.blogspot.com/2013/03/albany-distilling-rum-and-whiskey-with.html


MORE HISTORY
Ben Feder
http://eastcoastwineries.blogspot.com/2009/09/ben-feder-clinton-vineyards-owner.html

Everett Summer Crosby and High Tor Vineyards
http://eastcoastwineries.blogspot.com/2008/02/everett-summer-crosby-and-high-tor.html

John Bruno of Oak Summit - A Life Rich in Steak and Pinot Noir
http://eastcoastwineries.blogspot.com/2013/07/john-bruno-of-oak-summit-life-rich-in.html




WHAT OTHERS HAVE WRITTEN
SOMMELIER JOURNAL
http://www.sommelierjournal.com/articles/article.aspx?year=2012&month=05&articlenum=54

NEW YORK CORK REPORT
http://lennthompson.typepad.com/lenndevours/2011/06/a-first-impression-of-the-hudson-valley-wine-country-part-1.html
http://lennthompson.typepad.com/lenndevours/2011/07/a-first-impression-of-the-hudson-valley-wine-country-part-2.html

WINE ENTHUSIAST
http://hudsonriverwine.blogspot.com/2012/01/hudson-valley-scores-big-with-wine.html
http://www.winemag.com/Web-2010/Destination-Hudson-Valley-New-York/

SNOOTH: VIRTUAL TASTING WITH GREGORY DAL PIAZ
http://www.snooth.com/virtual-tasting/video/hudson-valley-virtual-tasting/
http://eastcoastwineries.blogspot.com/2012/03/snooth-gregory-dal-piaz-rave-about-six.html

WINE, SERIOUSLY on the Hudson Valley
http://blogwine.riversrunby.net/viniculture-in-the-hudson-river-region-background/2014/03/14/


OUTSIDE MEDIA ON INDIVIDUAL WINERIES
Wall Street Journal on Whitecliff Vineyards
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052748703574604574499340683815828?mg=reno64-wsj&url=http%3A%2F%2Fonline.wsj.com%2Farticle%2FSB10001424052748703574604574499340683815828.html

Chronogram on Cereghino-Smith
http://www.chronogram.com/hudsonvalley/cereghino-smith/Location?oid=2126838

Valley Table on John Dyson of Millbrook Vineyards
http://www.valleytable.com/article.php?article=010+Tastemaker%2FJohn+Dyson+of+Millbrook+Vineyards+%26+Winery

Wine Spectator (older piece)
http://www.winespectator.com/wct/region/rid/104

Christopher Matthews
http://upstatedowntownny.com/2014/09/08/2014-hv-wine-spirits-competition/#more-4721
http://upstatedowntownny.com/2013/09/13/gold-at-hvwinefest-2013/

Steven Kolpan
http://eastcoastwineries.blogspot.com/2012/06/steven-kolpan-raves-about-hudson-valley.html
http://www.valleytable.com/article.php?article=006+By+the+Glass%2FHudson+Valley+estate+wines
http://stevenkolpanonwine.blogspot.com/2011/11/dry-riesling-finds-home-in-hudson.html

Edible Manhattan on Hudson-Chatham
http://www.ediblemanhattan.com/departments/locavore-pour/new-yorks-baco-noir-baron/

Debbie Gioquindo – Videos
Tasting HV Cassis
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFNdbK-aNRE
HVWGA 2014 Wine Competition
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooRO8Dcp4ks
Touring the HV
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GogAETmNH3g