Hudson River Valley Wineries

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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. https://carlodevito.wordpress.com/

Sunday, October 29, 2006

CIA to Host Hudson Valley Regional Fest

Poughkeepsie — The 2006 Taste of the Hudson Wine and Epicurean Arts Festival will be held Nov. 5 at the Culinary Institute of America.

The event, a fundraiser for St. Francis Hospital and Health Center, is among the most noted food and wine events in the region. About 40 restaurants and purveyors from the Hudson Valley and beyond will be featured, along with wines and foods prepared by the region's best-regarded chefs.

The event celebrates all things culinary and will include auctions, demonstrations, book-signings and appearances by chefs and wine experts. New this year are several Hudson Valley specialties, such as eau de vie, liqueur, fruit wines, beer, chocolate, cheese and ice cream.

Proceeds will benefit the $9.4 million expansion of the hospital's Trauma and Emergency Services. It is sponsored by the St. Francis Health Care Foundation and M&T Bank.

Reserve tickets are required and range from $150-$200, a portion of which is tax-deductible. Call 431-8707 or visit www.tastehv.org for more information.

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