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.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Pazdar and Cascade Shine at Finger Lakes Wine Festival

Both Pazdar and Cadscade wineries were at the 2008 Finger Lakes Wine Festival touting the banner for Hudson Valley wines up north at the state's single largest wine show of state made wines.

George from Cascade was there touting their two reds - Vintage Coueur De Lion (light bodied, beautifully colored red - Beaujolais style with soft, rounded berry flavors accented by peppery Cabernet Sauvignon - smooth) and Vintage Private Reserve Red (a full bodied, predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon blend with full berry flavors and nice tannins)

David was also there from Pazdar, where he introduced a new wine, but also had favorites like Hot Sin, Naughty Virgin, and Dragon Fire! Congrats to David on the winery's Scovie Award, 2008 SCOVIE WINNER, this is the first time any winery has taken home this International Gourmet Food Award. Congrats!

Both booths were busy. Pazdar takes four tables, and Cascade held down a three-sided end anchor of a middle aisle row. Congrats to both!


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