About Dominique DeVito

Dominique DeVito is an owner of the Hudson-Chatham Winery in Ghent, NY. She was in magazine and book publishing in NYC, and has continued to write and edit. She had a regular column in the Register Star, and is delighted to be a regular contributor to Main Street Magazine. Dominique and her family are enchanted with Columbia County and all that the area has to offer, and her home and winery tasting room are full of books!

Intercept Wine

It’s the start of regular football season, an exciting time if you’re a fan. For a Wine of the Week to celebrate, I was going to go with, well, BEER. It’s synonymous with weekend football celebrations. Instead I figured there must be football players in the wine business these days, as there are with celebrities […]
By |2022-09-13T17:32:24-04:00September 9th, 2022|Wine of the Week|


It’s Labor Day weekend already. Time to hold on to summer for as long as we can! And here’s a great “can-do” wine – CHAMPE Handcrafted Berkshire Bubbly. It’s a canned sparkling wine peach mimosa cocktail that tastes summery and bubbly and refreshing. It contains zero added sugars, is only 5% ABV, and just 140 […]
By |2022-09-01T12:16:29-04:00September 1st, 2022|Wine of the Week|

Just Peachy

It’s peach season, and I’m happy. I love peaches. I love just about everything peach – pie, cobbler, jam, ice cream, and fresh of course – so I couldn’t resist trying Stella Rosa Peach wine. In addition to tasting like a super-fresh, ripe peach, this wine is light in alcohol (5%!), semi-dry (it’s not too […]
By |2022-08-12T15:19:38-04:00August 12th, 2022|Wine of the Week|

Time to Go Tubing

Picture this: Blue skies, warm sun, a tree-lined river gurgling and beckoning. It’s the ultimate outdoorsy lazy landscape, and all you need to enjoy it is a large tube.

The folks at Farmington River Tubing (FRT) in New Hartford, CT, understand the lure and appeal of a river […]

By |2022-08-02T16:47:46-04:00August 1st, 2022|Featured Article|

Wine of the Week(end)

If you’re heading to an outdoor event this weekend – and who isn’t? – the perfect take-along wine that pairs well with everything is a Portuguese Vinho Verde. The literal translation is “green wine,” but it’s named after the region in Northern Portugal where the grapes it’s made from are grown. Vinho Verde is renowned […]

By |2022-07-29T10:43:20-04:00July 29th, 2022|Wine of the Week|


It seems there are more New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs on the shelves in wine stores than there are sheep in that country – and that’s saying something!! How to choose from among the burgeoning selection? Here’s one that’s tasty, affordable, and widely available: Matua. I was skeptical about this one when I chose it at […]

By |2022-07-07T16:39:08-04:00July 7th, 2022|Wine of the Week|

Yes Way Rose

Memorial Day weekend was a glorious kick-off to summer this year, with bright blue skies and limitless sunshine and temps in the 80s. And here it is July already, with summer in full swing. When you’re in a soaking-up-the-sun mood, there’s nothing better than a glass of […]

By |2022-06-30T14:37:55-04:00June 30th, 2022|Featured Article|

Wine of the Week(end)

Summer is upon us and it’s the perfect season for sangria. There are many premade sangrias that can simply be chilled and served over ice. Super easy and convenient. You can then add whatever you want to make it extra fun – fresh fruit, additional fruit juice, a splash of brandy or triple sec, even […]

By |2022-06-24T12:26:14-04:00June 24th, 2022|Wine of the Week|

Father’s Day

Father’s Day is Sunday, and that calls for something special.

If you’ll be gathered around the grill and are looking for a wine that will pair perfectly with beef and that will have Dad saying, “Hey, wow, who brought this wine?” then here’s my recommendation:

Robert Mondavi’s Bourbon Barrel […]

By |2022-06-16T16:08:34-04:00June 16th, 2022|Wine of the Week|
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