Wine of the Week2019-09-27T11:06:11-04:00


Brut Rose Cava

New Year’s Eve is behind us, and 2020 is here. Don’t let the celebrations draw to a close too quickly. Remember that bubbles do make everything better – the more the merrier! Here’s a fun and affordable bottle that’s not only delicious, but has an equally delightful history. This Brut Rose Cava, a blend of Garnatxa, Pinot Noir, and Trepat, is what the Spanish artist Salvador Dali served at his parties. And you can serve it at yours. Let the fun flow!!


By |January 4th, 2020|Wine of the Week|

Making Your List and Checking It Twice

‘Tis the season for lists, alright! Not only your own, but ones that start coming out with end-of-year recommendations or specials. Here’s one that is well worth sharing, as it features a Hudson Valley wine among a global line-up:

The Passionate Foodie Blog listed his Top 10 Wines Over $20 from around the world and – lo and behold – this one made the list: “2016 Hudson-Chatham “Block 3 North Creek Vineyard” Baco Noir ($24.95). Produced in the Hudson Valley of New York, this Baco Noir […]

By |December 20th, 2019|Wine of the Week|

Here’s some wine fun

I was at a Wine Swap last night with the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce. All attendees brought a wrapped bottle of wine that was put on a large table. Everyone pulled a cork with a number on it. When it was time, the numbers were called off and people chose one bottle from among the copious selection. When all were picked, everyone was given the ok to unwrap their bottle. People could then go around the room and, if they had a request card, […]

By |December 7th, 2019|Wine of the Week|

Gobble This One Up if You Can

This week’s wine news is taken from an announcement I got from the New York Wine & Grape Foundation about a “Top Wines for Thanksgiving” list that was published on It’s about New York State’s own Wagner Vineyards Riesling. I’m going to try to rustle up this one right away. But I’m glad to know that dry Riesling is also available from other more local wineries in the area, so I won’t despair if this particular one doesn’t find its way to our Thanksgiving […]

By |November 20th, 2019|Wine of the Week|

Look for a “Wine of the Week” review by Dominique and Carlo DeVito of Hudson-Chatham Winery. Besides owning the winery, both have backgrounds in food and wine publishing. Carlo writes a blog called “East Coast Wines.” Their winery and vineyard are based in Ghent, NY. Cheers!