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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.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Rip Van WInkle WIne & Cheese

The 2009 Rip Van Winkle Wine & Cheese event was held on May 9th, 2009, at the Beattie Powers House in Catskill last weekend, and it was a great susccess.

Numerous wineries attended, as the event went from four or five wineries last year to eight this year.

Participating wineries included:
Pazadar Winery
Hazlitt Winery
Brookview Station
Hudson-Chatham Winery
Cereghino Smith Winery
Warwick Valley Winery
Cascade Mountain

Live music was performed by "Lex Grey's Cabaret."

It was a warm and gorgeous day. Many big ships sailed past the historic mansion. A good time was had by all! Congrats to event organizers!

And thanks to D from Coach Farm who was a ubiquitous all round helper, especially as we were trying to help sell Coach Farm cheeses.


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