Posts Tagged“hudson chatham”

Hudson-Chatham Winery 2012 River’s Edge Casscles Vineyard Reserve

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Many wine lovers turn their collective noses up at wines made with hybrid grapes. While obscure varieties from dark corners of European countries are sought out and embraced, grapes like Corton Noir, De Chaunac, Frontenac, Marechal Foch, Traminette and La Crosse are shunned. I’d be lying if I told you I was, generally, a fan of hybrid wines, but I do have one thing that many wine lovers don’t have — an open mind. I’ll try any wine made with any grape (or fruit really) once. Okay, maybe even twice. There are hybrids that I don’t care for very much (I’m…

Hudson-Chatham Winery 2007 Empire (Red Blend)

By Lenn Thompson, Editor-in-Chief We'll end our Regional Wine Week reviews this week with a recently released "Super New York" (think Super Tuscan) blend from Hudson-Chatham Winery in Ghent, NY. Hudson-Chatham Winery 2007 Empire Reserve ($22) is the brainchild of owners Carlo and Dominique DeVito, and is made with grapes from three vineyards in New York's three biggest wine regions blended in equal proportions — Long Island merlot, Finger Lakes cabernet franc and Hudson Valley Baco Noir. According to Carlo, "The idea of Empire was to create a wine that was uniquely New York, and attempt to blend vinifera and…

WTN: Hudson-Chatham Winery 2006 Seyval Blanc (New York)

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Today I’d like to introduce you to a winery that you probably aren’t familiar with, Hudson-Chatham Winery in town of Ghent New York’s Hudson River Valley. It’s one of the region’s newest producers and one that I know that I find personally inspiring . Why? Well, Nena and I talk all the time about moving to upstate New York, buying and old farm house, renovating it and making a home for our family there. Carlo and Dominique DeVito, owners of Hudson-Chatham Winery have just that…and they’ve planted a small vineyard to boot. The grapes aren’t quite ready for winemaking, but…