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Uncork Your Mind

Debbie Gioquindo, CSW, WLS the Hudson Valley Wine Goddess takes the intimidation out of wine. This is a monthly podcast where I will speak with people in the wine industry, authors, and bloggers to education you on wine.

Oct 22, 2014


Devin Britton & Albert Wilklow

The Hudson Valley is exploding with cideries, wineries, distilleries and breweries.  In this podcast I visit with Devin Britton and Albert Wilklow, two guys in their early 30's who are turning a hobby into a full time business with Bad Seed Hard Cider.

Albert grew up in the local Hudson...

Sep 25, 2014

Tucked away on a beautiful country road in Ancram, New York you'll find Hillrock Farm, home to Hillrock Estate Distillery and Jeffrey Baker producing whiskey under the direction of Master Distiller, Dave Pickerall.  I recently toured the distillery with Tim Welly, who I knew from his days at Millbrook Winery.  I am...

Jul 22, 2014

Many times when I begin the podcasts there are some great conversations that don't make it to the final cut. One of these conversations was about Rhode Island and what Stacia really wanted to do when she graduated high school.  Wine making wasn't even in her vocabulary.  So  I begin these show notes with a little...

Jun 3, 2014

[box] **photo (2)On a personal note before we get into the show notes and the podcast, I have to say I am so honored to be the first person outside Brotherhood winery to read this book and to have this interview with Bob.  Growing up in the Hudson Valley I always heard about Brotherhood winery.  I have had the privilege to work...

May 16, 2014

If you are anything like me who was a cheerleading mom, or a soccer mom or dad, going to your child's sporting event or just going to the beach....where there are no glass allowed, heck no alcohol. What do you do?

Me, I filled up Melanie's Elmo sippy cup she got from Sesame Place with wine and went to practice....