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!

Porto Kopke Fine Tawny Port

Winter is upon us this week, and that calls for a fireside sipper, something to warm you to the bones after shoveling. My pick is a port, and my port pick is this one: Porto Kopke Fine Tawny Port. Tawny ports are aged longer than Ruby ports, and this one shows it, […]
By |2023-01-25T11:44:09-05:00January 25th, 2023|Wine of the Week|

The Stump Jump

Hey, the holidays happened, and we spent on the big, special bottles of wine for our special occasions. For me they were definitely worth it. But here we are in January, and I’m trying to go with more affordable choices. This is one at the top of my list. It’s an Australian […]
By |2023-01-25T11:33:04-05:00January 18th, 2023|Wine of the Week|

Prophecy Wines

Here goes!
What better way to start a new year than with a wine that makes you wonder about what’s ahead? If you want to think deep thoughts about life – and wine – then here’s one (or some) to turn to this week: Prophecy. There are many varietals, including favorites like […]
By |2023-01-25T11:33:17-05:00January 12th, 2023|Wine of the Week|

Bread and Beyond

Is there anything more intoxicating than the smell of bread baking in the oven? Is there anything more magical than a first slice from a fresh-baked loaf, warm and welcoming and begging for butter? For anyone who’s experienced the rewards of baking bread, the answers are clear […]

By |2023-01-06T21:48:36-05:00January 6th, 2023|Featured Article|

A Wine Vacation

You can try all the wines in the world from the comfort of your home. You can research their stories and find lots of history and mystery and beautiful photos online – which is wonderful and certainly an enhancement of the experience. But there’s nothing like going […]

By |2022-12-01T11:10:48-05:00December 1st, 2022|Featured Article|

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|
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