Hudson River Valley Wineries

This blog is dedicated to news, events, profiles and reviews of fine food and wine in the Hudson River Valley. We especially feature and spotlight the burgeoning wineries of the Hudson River Region. We accept and will relay information about releases, events, festivals and any toher happening related to food and wine in the Hudson River Valley. Send pertitnent information to

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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.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Hudson Valley Food & Wine Experience to Benefit the Putnam/Northern Westchester Women's Resource Center Aprril 18, 2007

The general public is invited to enjoy the Hudson Valley's finest restaurants, wineries and artisan food and beverage producers to benefit The Putnam/ Northern Westchester Women's Resource Center, serving women and children who are victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

This ninth annual Tasting Extravaganza will feature food and wine tasting, a silent auction and raffle drawing. Join the finest restaurants, wineries, artisans and florists for an evening to remember. Participants include The Bird & Bottle Inn and many other regional restaurants, caterers and gourmet food providers.

The event will take place on Wednesday, April 18, 2007 from 6-9pm at the Mahopac Golf Club, 601North Lake Boulevard, Mahopac.

The purpose is to raise funds for the Putnam/Northern Westchester Women's Resource Center, a not for profit organization providing services to Women and Children who are victims and or witness to domestic violence and sexual assault.

Call (845) 628-9284 for more information, or to make a reservation. The cost is $75 per person, all-inclusive.

For more information about the Putnam/Northern Westchester Women's Resource Center and the Hudson Valley Food & Wine Experience call (845) 628-9284 or email


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