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!

Fall is in the Air

Fall festivals are everywhere, and that means apples!

If you’re looking to pair a wine with an apple pie or crisp, consider something that will complement the sweetness and the slight tartness of the dessert. A semi-dry Riesling is a great choice.

The Finger Lakes are famous for making great wines from that grape, so go local […]

By |2021-09-23T11:47:32-04:00September 23rd, 2021|Wine of the Week|

Fall is Here

I’m caught up in the commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and the onset of fall, and I need a BIG red wine.

Something deep. Something dark. Something soothing. Something velvety.

There’s nothing more appropriate than The Prisoner Cabernet Sauvignon from California’s Napa Valley.

From the moment it hits the glass you’re in deep, with […]

By |2021-09-09T14:21:44-04:00September 9th, 2021|Wine of the Week|

Sunny Days

Summer is still here, and there is nothing like a crisp, cold, white wine at the end of a sunny day to keep the warm-weather vibes alive.

I had a wine last night that hit every positive note when I paired it with steamers and soft-shelled crabs bought from a fish vendor at the farmer’s market. […]

By |2021-08-26T10:56:26-04:00August 26th, 2021|Wine of the Week|

National Pinot Noir Day

In case you missed National Pinot Noir Day on August 18, the weekend is a great time to get caught up.

Pinot is a cool-climate red wine grape that produces medium-bodied, vibrant wines with bright fruit notes on the finish. They pair well with almost everything as they’re light enough to be enjoyed with fish but […]

By |2021-08-19T11:26:47-04:00August 19th, 2021|Wine of the Week|

Summer in a Bottle

Yes, there is a Summer in the Bottle, and you better enjoy it while you can – and when you can – as, sadly, summer is starting to kiss us all goodbye.

Everything about this wine is bright and beautiful, so stock up.

It’s New York State’s Wolffer Estate […]

By |2021-08-12T10:22:09-04:00August 12th, 2021|Wine of the Week|

Reaping and Sowing For Good

What was your family doing 100 years ago? That’s four or five generations back. Past your parents, your grandparents, your great-grandparents, and on to your great-great grandparents. Think about it. How far back do your family stories go? If you’re the average person who knows something about […]

By |2021-07-29T12:47:34-04:00July 29th, 2021|Featured Article|

May the Spark(ler)s Fly!

It’s the 4th of July already. Summer is in full swing.

With pandemic restrictions lifted, it’s party time!

Enjoy getting together with family and friends again (minding safety protocols around or with un-vaccinated people). There’s no one wine that works for a holiday weekend, so I’m going with something different but fun: canned wine.[…]

By |2021-07-01T14:50:13-04:00July 1st, 2021|Wine of the Week|

Roasting In Pine Plains

There’s something about watching someone do something they love with their hands that’s mesmerizing. It’s like watching ballet or like watching a child put a puzzle together. You become fully engaged yourself and can’t look away.

I didn’t know roasting coffee beans was as hands-on an experience as […]

By |2021-07-01T12:42:54-04:00June 29th, 2021|Featured Article|

Wine Sharing

Wines are interesting in so many ways.

One of them is in being shared. One of the nicest ways to share wine is to go to a local winery with friends.

That’s exactly what we did last weekend, and I highly recommend it for any weekend.

We went to Sabba […]

By |2021-06-18T09:31:54-04:00June 18th, 2021|Wine of the Week|
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