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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.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

New winery coming to old Rivendell site in New Paltz?

Jeremiah Horrigan reported in the Times Herald-Record yesterday that the owner of the property where Rivendell use to be plans to open up a similar facility. This is good for the valley but just slightly confusing. Harry Robibero, who owns the site that formerly housed Rivendell plans to open soon. Couldn't Robert Ransom and Susan Wine just stayed there? Confusing. Apparently neither Ransom nor Wine could be reached for comment. Robibero insisted the split with them was amicable.

Nonetheless, we should welcome Mr. Robiero, and feel better in knowing the region will not be losing the cherished site.

Meanwhile Ransom and Wine are continuing their fight to open the new site hey have planned for years, despite two losses in the courts.

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