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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, July 17, 2009

Core Vodka at Golden Harvest in Columbia County

Core Vodka is located at Golden Harvest Orchards in northern Columbia County. Their vodka is made from apples, made into apple cider and then distilled into vodka. It' fabulous!

I took my two youngs sons there to see how distilling takes place. They know all about wine, but the making of distilled spiritis was much more interesting, with all that copper and glass and tubes. It seemed a much more sensational expereince to them.

The vodka was more sensational to me.

Their small distillery is a very modern work of art. Though it can only distill 100 gallons at a time, it is flexible and precise enough to create some of the country's very best vodka. They focus primarily on vodka, and their distilling equipment can produce virtually any kind of liquor, from gin and whiskey to exotics like cacha├ža, agave spirits and medicinal bitters.

They are an asset to the valley and they make a tremendous vodka!


Blogger Martin said...

I found this blog informative .Due to this blog i am able to view the Vodka machine .i like to spend my weekend drinking vodka with nice dine and cigars.I prefer to Buy Cigars online.

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