Debbie Gioquindo

Certified Travel Counselor, Certified Specialist of Wine, Wine Location Specialist in Port & Champagne


The Hudson Valley Wine Goddess is a blog where Debbie Gioquindo aims to take the intimidation out of wine.  She wants people to feel comfortable walking into a wine store to purchase a bottle based on what they like in a wine, enjoy it and share it with friends. In her reviews, Debbie is gives a little history on the wine, winery and / or region.  She is honest and straight forward and speaks to her audience as if discussing the topic at a cocktail party.  Debbie also shares her wine pairings and recipes.

Debbie’s blog is featured on The Poughkeepsie Journal.  She is a contributing writer for Hudson Valley Wine Magazine and Author of “Hudson Valley Uncorked” day trips and weekend itineraries in the Hudson Valley do out Fall 2016.

Debbie is chairperson of The Hudson Valley Wine & Spirits Competition, she teaches wine appreciation in person and online and is a marketing consultant.

Debbie is a wife and mother of two wonderful children and is proud to say that they too have an appreciation of wine. Debbie likes to cook, travel, fish, boating and downhill ski.

Hudson Valley, NY & Cape May, NJ | 914.474.7780 | | @hvwinegoddess | | | |












Average Monthly Page Views 10K+ and growing

Klout Score 64


Services Offered

  • Blog reviews of wine and wine related products and events
  • Event Promotion
  • Sponsored Posts
  • Wine Seminars, Classes and Workshops
  • Speaker
  • Press Trips
  • Product Give-a-ways
  • Freelance Articles

Some Media Mentions

Desktop Labels – Marketing Advice for Aspiring Vintners 3/6/17

Hudson Valley Magazine – Raise a Glass to a Late Summer Season 9/2016

Mix 97.7 Mark Bolger & Kimberly Kay Show – Talking Summer Sippers 7/2016

Good Morning with Marie & Ed 5/2016

South Jersey Wine Blogger Rates Nationally 12/15

Huffington Post – 14 Delicious Wines From World Malbec Day 4/2014

Grape Collective – Speakeasy, Debbie Gioquindo Hudson Valley Wine Goddess 7/2014


Selected Published Works

Selected posts featured online and in print in The Poughkeepsie Journal

Hudson Valley Wine Magazine – Hudson Valley Harvest 9/2016

Hudson Valley Wine Magazine – Benefits of Joining a Wine Club 6/2015

Hudson Valley Wine Magazine – How to Survive a Wine Fest 9/2013

Hudson Valley Wine Magazine – Are You a Wine Warrior? 7/2013

Some Brands I’ve Worked With

Hudson Valley Wine Country | Chefs’ Consortium | Kobrand | Wines of Marche | Left Coast Cellars | Astoria Wine | #WineStudio | Rias Baixas | Chefs’ Consortium | Rutini Wines | Hudson Valley Restaurant Week | Miner Family Vineyards | Hudson Valley Art & Wine | The Federalist | Mazzoni | Kudos | Millbrook Vineyards & Winery | Clinton Vineyards | Bianchi Winery | Halter Ranch | Whitecliff Vineyards & Winery | Croft Port Wines | Fonseca Port Wines





79% Women 19% Men

Age Breakdown:

25-34 11% | 35-44 21%  | 45-54 28% | 54-64 13% | 65+ 5%


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