New Kid on the Block, Bruno and Rafael Winery

For many people wine is just another item on their supermarket shopping list, a gallon of milk, a liter of soda, Coke or Sprite, some wine red or white. True, not so in New York which is one of the 15 states that still doesn’t allow supermarket wine sales, which by the way account for about 42% of all wines sales in the U.S.  And certainly not so for wine geeks like me.  Or Bob from Sonoma and Bruno Alterescu who I met today at Bruno’s new winery in Marlboro, NY. For us the wine experience is something to be…

At Glorie Farm Winery, Great Wine, Is All In The Growing

You’ve no doubt heard the saying “great wine is made in the vineyard.” It conjures up visuals of beautiful rolling hills of grapes in picturesque Tuscany or broad stark valleys of twisted vines in ruggedly scenic Argentina. But, is this true in the Hudson Valley, growing grapes on land perhaps not so commodious? Ask Doug Glorie, he’s made up his mind. Doug and his wife, MaryEllen, own and operate Glorie Farm Winery in the hills of Marlboro overlooking the Hudson River Valley.  The word “farm” in their winery’s name piqued my curiosity. So on a promising sunny Saturday a couple of weeks ago, we…