Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Hillary Zio Raves About Hudson-Chatham Winery and Tousey Winery (NY)

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Hillary Zio has 10 years of experience in the wine industry (restaurant, retail, wholesale, and more), 
She is a Certified Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers and holds an Advanced Certificate in Wines and Spirits with the WSET.  Originally from Aspen, Colorado, Hillary's passion for wine has lead her all over the world. She has taught over 300 classes, and she continues to be fascinated by the never-ending world of wine. And she is the author of the recently published "The Unfiltered Guide to Working in Wine".

Recently she's become interested in New York wine! "As a Hudson newbie, I've been quite curious about the wines produced between Long Island and the Finger Lakes.. Over the past year, I've tasted through about 20 different producers' wines, which was actually more than I assumed were even here....I have come across a few little gems. Two producers (both of whom I've visited) made an appearance at the Rip Van Winkle Wine, Brew and Beverage Festival last weekend and clearly stood out among the others."

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Hillary loved Hudson-Chatham Winery, writing, "Check out their Seyval Blanc... as well as their Baco Noir, which tastes something like a blend of Gamay and Grenache....The winemaker is extremely experimental, playing with blends and planting new varietals regularly. They even have an Orange Wine, called "Heirloom White" which is a lightly skin-contacted blend of their heirloom grapes." 

She also raved about Tousey Winery, writing "This winery is focusing on Frenchies like Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Franc. The acidity on the whites is in line with an Alsacian Riesling or Burgundian Chardonnay, and the "Rebellion Rosé" has Provence written all over it.... I'm very excited to see where this winery goes."

Great reviews!!!!!! Read Hillary's articles and her new book!

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