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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.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Times Herald-Record Recommends Benmarl Baco Noir for Xmas

from the Times Herald-Record, December 03, 2006
A basketful of gifts you can only find here
From the inexpensive to the dear, unique presents abound in the mid- Hudson Valley and Catskills. 1 of 3 By Shawn Dell Joyce

How about a bottle of artisan-made wine from the oldest winery in the region, Benmarl Vineyard at 156 Highland Ave. in Marlboro?

For $25, you can get this year's version of the Cornell Cup winner "Best Wine of the Hudson River Region" in 2005; the Benmarl Estate Baco Noir. The wine smells hauntingly of cherry and nutmeg, tastes smoothly of vanilla, and ends with an oak spice flavor that's sure to be a hit at the holiday table.

There's a recommendation we can get behind.


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