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Carlo DeVito is a long time wine lover, and author of books and magazine articles. He is the author of Wineries of the East Coast. He has traveled to wine regions in California, Canada, up and down the east coast, France, Spain and Chile. He has been a published executive for more than 20 years. He shepherded the wine book program of Wine Spectator as well as worked with Kevin Zraly, Oz Clarke, Matt Kramer, Tom Stevenson, Evan Dawson, Greg Moore, Howard Goldberg, and many other wine writers. He has also published Salvatore Calabrese, Jim Meehan, Clay Risen, and Paul Knorr. Mr. DeVito is the inventor of the mini-kit which has sold more than 100,000,000 copies world wide. He has also publisher such writers as Stephen Hawking, E. O Wilson, Philip Caputo, Gilbert King, James McPherson, John and Mary Gribbin, Thomas Hoving, David Margolick, Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., John Edgar Wideman, Stanley Crouch, Dan Rather, Dee Brown, Susie Bright, and Eleanor Clift. He is also the owner of Hudson-Chatham Winery, co-founder of the Hudson Berkshire Beverage Trail, and president of the Hudson Valley Wine Country.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Bounty of the Hudson a Success

The Bounty of the Hudson Festival, recently held at Adair Vineyards, was hailed as a success by local press and by participating wineries. The only thing hotter than the sales, was the weather.

Doug Glorie said, “This is my first one. I’m not sure how it rates with the others, but we’ve been very happy with our sales.”

“Saturday was hot, and there was no breeze,” said Susan Wine of Rivendell. “But it was busy. It was very good. And today was busier than we thought it would be. Very good. We’re very happy.”

Stephen Osborne and Kimberly Wagner made their debut with their Vidal Blanc. Stephen was very enthusiastic about the festival. “I think this has been great,” said the enthusiastic vintner. “I always love these things.”

All complained of the heat…but were buoyed by the experience and the crowds.

On Sunday, several bands entertained the crowds and a slight breeze flowed through the tents and across the lawn.

Hats off to those wineries that braved the weather and put on a good show for the merry samplers.


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