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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.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Kristop Brown Leaving Hudson Valley

As reported by the Hudson Valley Wine Goddess, Kristop Brown, one of the best, young winemakers in the valley, or in New York state for that matter, is leaving Benmarl to seek his fortunes in Washington State.

I am sure Matt Specarelli will gamely carry on the duties of winemaker at Benmarl, but Kristop is a singular talent, and one always hopes that a person with that much to offer, doesn't leave their region. His exit from the valley will be sorely felt. And he's a good guy, so we shall miss him.

And we will expect great things from him.

Read the whole story at Debbie's blog (The Hudson Valley Wine Goddess):


Blogger colaseadamian said...

My name is Damian Garrod I have been in the restaurant business for over 20 years . Most recently the Wine Director for the Brasserie here in NYC( Patina Group) Kristop used to be my roommate and really good friend it is great to see him doing well and I would love to find out how to correspond with him please call me at 803-673-7863 or email me at

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