Dominique DeVito

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!

A Pioneering Wine

With International Women’s Day coming up on March 8, it’s only fitting that this week’s wine selection is from Hudson Valley’s own Clinton Vineyards, run by a pioneering personality in what is now a booming Hudson Valley wine scene, Phyllis Feder.

Phyllis and her late husband, Ben, recognized decades ago that the Seyval Blanc grape could […]

By |2021-03-05T10:14:15-05:00March 5th, 2021|Wine of the Week|

Putting Winter on Ice

February is nearly over, and our hopes improve for spring and its warmer temps and longer days.

But it’s not over yet. B

Before we all kick winter completely to the curb (at least in our wine glasses), let’s celebrate with something so delicious it’ll rekindle your love of the cold.

I’m talking about ice wine.

It’s made from […]

By |2021-03-05T10:14:56-05:00February 25th, 2021|Wine of the Week|

Farming for the Future

My introduction to Hudson Hemp was at a pop-up market in the round barn at Churchtown Dairy outside of Hudson, NY. It was late fall of 2018. The round barn is a marvel in and of itself, an already magical space, and having local vendors in it […]

By |2021-02-22T12:19:33-05:00February 22nd, 2021|Featured Article|

Love is in the Glass

Hallmark holiday or not, who can resist a move to more love?

Here’s the Wine of the Week sure to delight and stimulate:

Ah, Valentine’s Day, the perfect opportunity to pull out all the stops for seduction. Those include, of course, wine and chocolate (and so much more, but that’s for your imaginations to come up with!).

The […]

By |2021-02-11T13:06:52-05:00February 11th, 2021|Wine of the Week|

Summer Dreams

I’m staying with wine from warmer climates this week so that at least my palate can pretend it’s summer.

I love picking wine by the label, and that’s how I discovered this week’s all-around winner. It’s Lisbonita, with an irresistible drawing of a trolley car full of winos heading toward the sea in Portugal.

I want to […]

By |2021-02-10T12:30:42-05:00February 4th, 2021|Wine of the Week|

It’s Cold, Let’s Head to Chile!

I know some people like winter, and kudos to them.

Maybe they’re reveling in the snow we got mid-week and the way the sun bounced off it under blue skies today (Thursday).

Forecast for the weekend? FREEZING.

No, less than freezing. Single digits.

I’m one who decidedly does not like the […]

By |2021-02-10T12:31:24-05:00January 29th, 2021|Wine of the Week|

Yes, Zoom Juice

Every visit to a wine store is a good one, let’s be honest.

A recent one for me yielded a special delight – a wine called Zoom Juice! What a great name!

The packaging is perfect, too. The label is friendly and refined. The wine dubbed on the front as a Social Cab, described on the back […]

By |2021-02-10T12:33:15-05:00January 21st, 2021|Wine of the Week|

Wine (alternative) of the Week

These first weeks of 2021 call for something stronger than wine, so I’m taking a detour this week.

It’s a chance to sing the praises of a wonderful place in Columbia County, too. This weekend I highly recommend making your way to Cooper’s Daughter Spirits at Olde York Farm for an artisan cocktail.

I’d go for The […]

By |2021-02-10T12:34:09-05:00January 15th, 2021|Wine of the Week|

It’s a New Year

Well, it’s 2021. Cheers to that!

I hope you raised a tasty and toasty glass of bubbly on New Year’s Eve – and New Year’s Day. Now we settle into this new year.

For me, it’s a time of reflection but also a time for steeling myself for the […]

By |2021-01-12T13:31:52-05:00January 5th, 2021|Wine of the Week|
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