Thursday, March 31, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
Saturday, March 26, 2011
RELEASES NEW MAPLE SYRUPS
MARCH 26 AND 27, 2011
BACO NOIR OLD VINES
WINS AT DALLAS MORNING NEWS
Friday, March 25, 2011
Spring Wine Dinner
Saturday, April 2 * 6:30-9:30 pm
This is to let you know about a very special evening we have planned at the winery. It's an intimate catered dinner hosted by Carlo & Dominique DeVito that pairs foods with the wines
of the Hudson-Chatham Winery. Limited to six couples, this
is a chance to really learn about our wines and discover their special nuances as we show them off with great food!
Enjoy an Amazing Meal with
Featuring Hudson Valley "fresh" --
artisanal cheeses, greens, a meat or vegetarian main dish, fabulous dessert,
and more! Mara is fine-tuning the menu this week so it reflects not only what's fresh and in season, but also so it best complements the wines.
Hudson-Chatham Spring Wine Dinner
This very special evening is limited to 6 couples, so let us know right away if you'd like seats at the table. The price is $100 per couple, and includes dinner, dessert, and wines. Reply to this email, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
1900 Route 66 * Ghent, NY 12075
Featured Chef: Mara Simons
Mara is the full-time owner/operator of Carlucci Simons Catering in Columbia County. The seductive flavors of well-traveled Chef Mara echo not only regional U.S. cuisines, but Italy, Morocco, West Africa and India, along with touches of the Far East. Meanwhile, her long-time local roots assure her access and use of the best local ingredients and products to create dishes that meet with rave reviews.
Thursday, March 24, 2011
2745 BROADWAY @ 105TH STREET
New York City
212 866 0600
HENRY’s opened for business in October 1999 and is owned and operated by proprietor Henry Rinehart and partners Scott Snyder, Elio Guaitolini, Luigi and Mauro Lusardi. Our management team is Chef Mark Barrett in the kitchen, General Manager Tim Rucker, Service Director Adam Jaffe and Service Manager Daniel Weiner at the door, Bar Manager Randy King walking the pine and Office Manager Matilda Peragine on the bridge.
Go to Henry's, have a great meal, and either before dinner or after dinner, enjoy a wonderful glass of Bannerman's Castle Amber Cream!
NOW AVAILABLE AT
NEW YORK CITY
Hudson-Chatham Winery is both pleased and proud to announce that our Baco Noir Old Vines, Empire, and Paperbirch Bannerman's Amber Cream are now available at Mcadams Buyrite in Manhattan.
398 3rd Ave
New York, NY 10016
(800) 865-0982 (outside of NY)or 212 679-1224
Founded in 1934, McAdam Buy-Rite, has been one of NY's premier wine and spirit shops for almost 70 years. Priding themelves on the widest variety of wines from all over the world, lowest possible prices, and exceptional customer service. Recently rated "excellent" by Zagat and singled out for their huge selection of Long Island wines.
They were named "New York merchant of the year" by the NY Wine and Grape Foundation.
They dedicate themselves to providing the same attention to excellent service that has named us Metropolitan NY's "Retailer of the Year". Whether you enjoy shopping on-line or are looking for a certain product, you will be pleased.
McAdams Buyrite Team
Bob Fink - President
Bob is celebrating 54 years in the wine and spirit business (45 years at McAdam). A graduate of the Late Howard Grossman Sommelier Course, he brings a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm to the wine business. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Retailers Alliance and on the Board of Trustees of the Metropolitan Package Store Association. It's easy to see that McAdam's pursuit of excellence starts at the top.
Scott Fink - Vice President
Scott is just starting out at McAdam's, bringing a 3rd generation of the Fink family to McAdam's. An MBA graduate from the Stern School of Business, and recent IT Manager at Philip Morris USA, Scott brings a new and energetic look at the wine business. Scott welcomes feedback and your input, so please don't hesitate to let him know how we can serve you better.
Bill Rudowski - Manager and Wine Buyer
More than 25 years of skillfully guiding the building of one of the finest wine shops in NY, Bill has established himself as one of the best in the business. His keen palate and remarkable attention to detail is envied among his peers. Whether you need a good bottle of wine for dinner, or a position in wine future, Bill is your man.
Jay Stoeffel - Assistant Manager
A veteran of more than 25 years in the wine business, Jay comes to us from one of the leading boutique wine wholesalers. His background of working with some of NY's finest restaurants gives him a keen understanding of wine & food pairings.
Saturday, March 19, 2011
There is always something wrong with cutting down a tree. Especially a big one. Recently, we had no choice. The shaggy hickory in front of the winery was already half dead, and as hurricane season is coming up on top of us, our worst fear was that the dying tree might lose one of its mighty limbs right on the roof, or even worse yet, the coupla of our tastinging room, over which the tree's incredible limbs constantly hovered.
Hickory is also highly prized for wood-burning stoves, because of its high energy content. Hickory wood is also a preferred type for smoke curing meats. In the Southern United States, hickory is popular for cooking barbecue, as hickory grows abundantly in the region, and adds flavor to the meat. Hickory is sometimes used for wood flooring due to its durability and character.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Clearly there is something deeply flawed with the people involved with the Hudson-Chatham winery. Not only because they're making wine from grapes grown just an hour outside of Albany in the heart of apple country -- but they are making wines nobody has ever heard of.
Whatever they are afflicted with must be contagious, because I think that's a great idea.
All of those famous grapes grown in France, Italy, Australia, Argentina and California are the ones most people seek out. They are the names you know by heart: Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Sangiovese, Shiraz, Malbec, and Zinfandel. It turns out they don't fare too well up here in our cooler climate.
One of the varietals that does grow well in the region is Baco Noir.
The grapes in this bottle come from winemaker Steve Casscles' home vineyard in Athens. They are hand picked, hand pressed, and aged in French oak barrels. Three lots are produced and the two that will work best together are blended into this reserve bottling. A whopping 70 cases are made. Kendall-Jackson probably spills more wine than Hudson-Chatham produces.
BRINGS HOME TWO MEDALS
FROM 2011 GRAND HARVEST AWARDS
Hudson-Chatham Winery, 09 Baco Noir Reserve, Casscles Vineyard, $19.95 Bronze
2011 Grand Harvest Awards to place at Villa Chanticleer, Healdsburg,on March 1-2, 2011.
Established in 1990, it is the only wine-judging event in North America that is based on terroir - a group of vineyards (or even vines) from the same region, belonging to a specific appellation, and sharing the same type of soil, weather conditions, grapes and wine making savoir-faire, which contribute to give its specific personality to the wine.
In other competitions, this factor is ignored. At the Grand Harvest, judges taste wines with other wines of the same appellation. Thus, with cross-regional competition removed, the inherent quality of wines can be seen without the influences that sometimes eclipse even a wine of very high quality.
According to wine competition chairman, Bill Traverso, "There are two reasons why this judging is different from any other wine competition. 1) Wines are judged by region and 2) you'll now receive Judges' Notes that give you professional feedback on your wine."
A goal of Grand Harvest is to learn more about how terroir contributes qualities of excellence and distinctiveness to wines. Over the course of this event, judges have learned to recognize when terroir is - and is not - a factor of wine quality.
The competition included lots of big California, Washington, and Oregon competitors, as well as those form the Finger Lakes.
We are thrilled to be in their company. Congrats to our winemaker, Steve Casscles, to our manager Ralph Cooley, and everyone at Hudson-Chatham Winery.
Tuesday, March 08, 2011
Mother Nature paid us a wicked visit over the weekend. All day Sunday we were pelted first with snow, which then turned into a massive down pour, which then resulted in flash floods from the combination of the rain and the still melting snow that had never gone away.
This last bout of rain also froze on everything as the temperature dropped suddenly. While the world looke beautiful, as if all of nature was coated in the finest crystal, the only problem was that the ice weighed heavilly on many local trees. As a result, the county experience lots of downed phone and power lines.
Monday, March 07, 2011
by Daniel B.
Personally, I always dreamed of making a big Cabernet Sauvignon or a Merlot. A Robert Parker fruitbomb par excellence. But in order to make the best red wine the land itself will give you, you have to bend your back a little, or you will miss it.
But people outside the Valley, who are asking for Hudson Valley fruit in the bottle, are talking about our most approachable reds. These seem to be the ones breaking through. People are doing a double take and saying, “Wow!”
Saturday, March 05, 2011
Carlo and Dominique DeVito, proprietors of Hudson-Chatham Winery, pose with some of their wine. The business has been nominated for this year's Columbia County Chamber of Commerce Crystal Apple Award. (Lindsay Suchow/Hudson-Catskill Newspapers)
Published: Saturday, March 5, 2011 2:07 AM EST
GHENT — Carlo and Dominique DeVito were drawn to Columbia County for many reasons, but it was mostly their passion for all things culinary — local produce, artisanal cheeses, fresh syrups and, most of all, their one true love: wine.The first of its kind to ever be established in the county, the Hudson-Chatham Winery on Route 66 — one of the six finalists for this year’s prestigious Chamber of Commerce Crystal Apple award — is in expansion mode.
The DeVitos, who live in a circa 1780 farmhouse located on the winery property with twin 12-year-old boys, began their operation in the fall of 2007 and have been experiencing a steady increase ever since. Not only have they created countless award-winning wines — including their famous Baco Noir and local favorites like Hudson River Valley Red and Lindenwald White — but they’ve partnered with numerous local food producers to offer everything from maple syrup to preserves, cheese and caviar.
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Tuesday, March 01, 2011
“Here's why it's worth the stress: a snappy dining staff that skillfully handles the cacophony without joining in. Tremendously vibrant raw seafood at a fair price. And above all, a menu that has no roots or rhythm other than its chef's passions. The only thing that sweet and spicy catfish, paella basquez, foie gras terrine, and pupu platter have in common is their yumminess. So make it easy on yourself-go to Blue Ribbon with a party of five or more. Then you can make a reservation and avoid the wait.”
- Hal Rubenstein, New York magazine
The Blue Ribbon Restaurants are incredible. There are eight great locations! But Hudson-Chatham Baco Noir Old Vines can only be found at the original location on Sullivan Street.
Cheers to the folks from Blue Ribbon!
97 Sullivan St, New York, NY 10012-3663
Hours: Daily 4:00 PM – 4:00 AM