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New York’s Heritage & Hybrid Wines with Carlo DeVito
December 15, 2020 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Many wine enthusiasts across the world enjoy and recognize wines produced from Vitis vinifera, the European grapevine species responsible for beloved Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Pinot Noir. But winemakers in the Northern United States have recognize the potential of, literally, going back to our roots. The term “heritage” or “heirloom” grape apply to grapes that were bred and developed in the United States and are at least 100 years old as their own varietal of grape. Many heritage grapes that are becoming popularized in commercial production originate in the Hudson Valley of New York State. Hybrid wines, made from a cross of European Vitis vinifera vines and American Vitis labrusca or Vitis riparia grapes, have the reputation of being cold-hardy, resistant to pests, mold and rot. For wine lovers who are increasingly prioritizing minimal intervention in winemaking, and natural and biodynamic wines along with seeking out new taste adventures – these wines check every box. We invite you to join author and winemaker Carlo DeVito on this unique journey across New York to try wines you may not yet know. It could change everything you think you know about wine.
▸ Fulkerson Winery 2019 Vincent
▸ Whitecliff Vineyard & Winery 2018 Vidal Blanc
▸ Three Brothers Wineries & Estates 2019 Valvin Muscat Sur Lie
▸ Black Willow Winery Estate Diamond
▸ Fox Run Vineyards 2019 Traminette
Brad Martz, Winemaker, Whitecliff Vineyards
Kim Marconi & Paige Vinson, Winemakers, Three Brothers Winery
Dan Gobush, Winemaker, Fulkerson Winery
Cynthia West-Chamberlain, Owner, Black Willow Winery
Peter Bell, Winemaker, Fox Run Vineyards
About the Moderator:
Carlo DeVito is a lifelong publishing executive with more than 20 years of experience. He has written more than 20 books. He has published many books with Edible Communities magazines; with numerous brands at Hearst magazines including Good Housekeeping, Country Living, Esquire, Town & Country, Cosmopolitan, House Beautiful and others; as well as working with M. Shanken Communications wherein he published books with Wine Spectator and Cigar Aficionado. His authors include Kevin Zraly, Matt Kramer, Oz Clarke, Tom Stevenson, Clay Risen, Jim Meehan, Michael Jackson, Stephen Beaumont, Joshua M. Bernstein, and many others.
He is the editor of East Coast Wineries blog which has more than 1.3 million individual page views, and has published more than half a dozen books on wine, beers, and spirits, including East Coast Wineries, Big Whiskey, The New Single Malt Whiskey, The Wine Notebook, and many others.
He was also the co-founder of Hudson-Chatham Winery, the first winery to achieve a score of 90 points or more for a red hybrid wine. The high acclaimed Baco Noir was the highest rated red hybrid varietal wine in North America.
Carlo he has appeared on television dozens of times including multiple times as guests on CBS, ABC, NBC, and FOX morning shows in New York, as well as throughout the eastern seaboard. He has been a featured guest on WFAN (both TV and Radio), ESPN radio, WCBS and WABC radio, WAMC, and more than 60 radio stations nationwide. He has been featured in such newspapers as The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Christian Science Monitor, the Hartford Courant, The Tampa Bay Tribune, and other national newspapers.