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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.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

2007 The Hudson Valley Wine and Grape Association Awards Dinner on Feb. 18, 2007

Marlboro — The Hudson Valley Wine and Grape Association is hosting its third annual Awards Banquet March 24 at Stoutridge Vineyards.

The banquet will celebrate the category winners from the commercial and non-commercial wine competition, which will be held Feb. 18. The winning wines will be paired with dishes by Main Course in New Paltz.

The event begins at 2 p.m. with the awards ceremony at 4 p.m.

Tickets to the banquet are $55 per person and include a wine glass and the banquet. The event is limited to 125 guests, and reservations must be made by March 14.
The competition was open to all commercial wineries and amateur winemakers in the Hudson Valley who use New York fruit exclusively as well as those located elsewhere who use only Hudson Valley fruit.

Stoutridge Vineyards is at 105 Prospect St., Marlboro. For more information or to make reservations, visit


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