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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 20, 2008

Brookview Station Winery Releases ’08 Pear Wine

The Long Awaited Release of the Award Winning Brookview Station “Oh, What a Pear” pear wine and new vintage “Whistle Stop White” – apple wine was released on November 15th 2008.

"“Oh What a Pear” was first introduced in December 2005 as limited production wine. Since then we have increased the production and each year it sells out.” says Sue Goold Miller, owner of the Brookview Station Winery.

Brookview Station Winery is the first winery in Rensselaer County.

Brookview Station Winery produces 6 award winning wines using fruits from their home farm, Goold Orchards and locally grown Hudson Valley fruits.

Their flagship wine “Whistle-Stop White” a semi-dry apple wine was honored as 2007’s Best Hudson River Region Wine as has 7 gold medals to its credit.

“Pomona” an apple-pear wine, also with numerous medals to its credit, was honored as 2008’s Best Hudson River Region Fruit Wine.

Lotta Bing is a great wine for the Holidays...a great after dinner dessert wine! Tremendous! A personal favorite!

The Brookview Station Winery at Goold Orchards is located at
1297 Brookview Station Rd Castleton, NY 518-732-7495
Tasting Room is Open Year Round and offers wine tastings daily from 10-5pm.


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