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.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

New York Daily News Raves About Warwick Valley

Apple pie in a snifter
New York Daily News
Wednesday, October 24th 2007, 4:00 AM
Warwick Valley Winery and Distillery - it's in the Hudson Valley foothills - is known for Doc's Draft ciders, but they fool around with the hard stuff, too. The first distillery to be licensed in the Hudson Valley since Prohibition, it's bottling pear and apple eaux de vie and fruit cordials like sour cherry.

The season, however, just seems to beg for their new Bourbon Barrel Aged Apple liqueur ($15). With more than a hint of smoky caramelized apples, a glass is a sensual dessert on its own or - why not? - drizzled over a little ice cream.

Look for it at shops like Astor Wines, Vintage New York, and Red, White and Bubbly in Brooklyn. -Rachel Wharton