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.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Bill Dowd Celebrates Two Hudson Valley Wine Trails

Bill Dowd needs no introduction in these pages. He's a great supporter of local wines from New York State. He has a connoisseur's edge but an everyman's touch of humility. And he's always a great read.

Go read his new article...2 Wine Trails Divided by 1 River
January 21, 3:09 PM
by Bill Dowd, Upstate NY Restaurant Examiner

"If you’re standing in the middle of the Hudson River between Ulster and Dutchess counties, you’d be hard-pressed to decide which shore to head for if you wanted to experience a scenic wine trail.

Of course, if you are standing in the river, you’re a very special kind of person. That aside, you’d still have to make a decision because you’d be between the Shawangunk and Dutchess wine trails, two of the most scenic of the nine trails New York state boasts."

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