Monday, June 24, 2013

Hudson-Chatham Baco Noir Old Vines Now at Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park

Hudson-Chatham Old Vines Baco Noir 2011 is now available at the Culinary Institute of America.  

The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) is a culinary college located in Hyde Park (Dutchess County, New York) USA, founded in 1946. The CIA has branch campuses in St. Helena, California, and San Antonio, Texas, as well as a campus in Singapore. It is a not-for-profit academic institution of higher learning. The college offers traditional associate and bachelor's degrees, and the world's largest staff of American Culinary Federation (ACF) Certified Master Chefs. The college also offers continuing education for professionals in the hospitality industry as well as conferences and consulting services.

The college operates on-campus restaurants in Hyde Park, St. Helena, and San Antonio. In addition to professional education, the college also offers recreational classes for non-professionals and branded cookware for the home cook. A number of books, videos, and training materials created by the faculty and staff of the CIA may be obtained for training professionals and non-professionals.
The CIA operates five public restaurants on its campus in Hyde Park, New York. Students gain experience in both back-of-the-house kitchen and front-of-the-house management skills. The American Bounty Restaurant offers dishes that feature cuisines celebrating the diversity of foods of the Americas. The Bocuse Restaurant serves traditional, regional French cuisine re-envisioned through the lens of modern techniques. The Ristorante Caterina de' Medici is an Italian restaurant featuring authentic Italian cuisine. St. Andrew's Café is a casual restaurant which features locally and sustainably sourced ingredients. Finally, the Apple Pie Bakery Café features a casual atmosphere offering sandwiches, soups, and baked items.

The Hudson-Chatham Baco Noir Old Vines comes from a singe block of a single vineyard. The vines are more than 60 years old. The wine features a love dark sour cherry, with hints of raspberry, fallen leaves, mocha, other spices and white pepper. It ha received rave reviews from Sommelier Journal and among many.

Hudson-Chatham Shines at Owego Strawberry Festival 2013

Hudson-Chatham Winery was recently at the Owego Strawberry Festival 2013. Carlo DeVito and Richard Srsich manned the mini-van and took on the crowds in Owego, NY, on the Susquehanna River, in the southern part of New York state.  

This was our fourth Strawberry Festival and as always it was fun!


A different kind of taster also attended. He was sampling crackers from the tasting table! He was a very handsome and well behaved boy!

Rich was happy to answer all questions and pour for any wine tent goer.

A great time was had by all!

Chef Josephine of Local 111 Cooks It Up With Hudson-Chatham WIne

Chef Josephine from Local 111 in Philmont during one of the cooking demonstrations Memorial Day weekend at the Hudson-Berkshire Wine & Food Fest 2013! Chef Josephine is one of our favorite chefs. She makes terrific food. And of course she's been awesome about supporting LOCAL!!!

At the festival, she made a fantastic easy to make small salad with glazed diced kielbasa. It was an absolute hit!

Josephine Proul is the Executive Chef at Local 111 restaurant. Josephine is a committed advocate of cooking seasonally with locally grown food. A sixth generation Californian, Josephine has fond memories of childhood visits to her grandfather's cherry orchards in the Delta Region of California. She is a graduate of the New England Culinary Institute with a BA in Culinary Arts. Before joining the team at Local 111 she honed her skills in classic French charcuterie at Le Pichet in Seattle. A member of Slow Food, she is proud to be a supporter of the growing and flourishing agricultural community here in Columbia County.

111 Main Street  Philmont, NY 12565
              Brunch/ Sunday 10am-2pm
              Dinner/ Wednesday-Sunday

We love Josephine and you will too! Go to Local 111 and try it out...and have a bottle of Hudson-Chatham wine with one of her fabulous meals!

Private Tastings at Hudson-Chatham Winery!

Private tasting in mid-June at the Hudson-Chatham Winery! Always a good time! The crowd enjoyed our current line up and some not yet released wines as well. And of course a tour!

You can book a private wine tasting anytime. With a group of six or more! Complimentary cheese plates featuring artisanal Hudson Valley creameries, as well as sampling our variety of wines, syrups, and balsamic vinegars as well as barrels sampling or unreleased bottlings.

Always a fun time!!!

Call 518 392 WINE for more information!

Kinderhook AC Vineyard Looking Good in 2013

The new year is here, and we're evaluating our vineyards every week. Updating records, and keeping track of our bud break, flowering, fruit set, and growth. Kinderhook AC Vineyard, in Kinderhook, is the backbone of he Bannerman's Castle Amber Cream, our version of a cream Sherry.

The vineyard is undergoing changes. We're adding rows to expand into Frontenac for ports, and looking forward to adding more vines in the future. But for now, lots of good things are happening.

Very exciting stuff!

World Wine Guys Rave About Hudson-Chatham Winery

At the recent Hudson-Berkshire Wine & Food Festival 2013, Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jensen, the World Wine Guys, led a tasting of local Hudson-Berkshire, and Hudson Valley wines.

Mike and Jeff are authors of The Fire Island Cook Book (Simon & Schuster) and The Complete Wines of the Southern Hemisphere (Sterling Epicure). They have written for both Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast (where they are now regularly contributing editors). You may have seen them on TV, as they have been on about half a dozen times in the last 12 months. Here they are enjoying a bottle of Hudson-Chatham Baco Noir Old Vines 2011 and a bottle of Hudson-Chatham Empire 2010.
Thanks so much guys!!!

Casscles Middle Hope Vineyard Ready for 2013 Vintage!

Middle Hope is a populated place located in Orange County north of Marlboro on the Hudson River's western bank. Steve Casscles has a small vineyard there, that has been a pet project for the last few years.
He took an older vineyard, cleared the forest that had been encroaching upon it, improved the deer fencing, and took special care re-habilitating the 20 year old vineyard. He's replanted where vines ha died off, and completely reinvigorated the whole site.

This vineyard is all Baco Noir. So we'll be making a single vineyard appellation wine from this vineyard.

Hudson-Chatham Baco Noir Casscles Middle Hope Vineyard 2013 will be available next year. Looking forward to an exciting harvest.