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.

Sunday, October 03, 2010


The 2010 Rhinebeck Fall Crafts Fair was held this last weekend at the Rhinebeck Fair Grounds in Dutchess County, NY. In the wine and food hall, many Hudson Valley wineries where sampling their wares. And by the looks of things, the result was a lot of happy show goers. This year's edition was definitely a better vintage than last year, which saw rain over last year's weekend.

Long time Hudson Valley vintners Cinton Vineyards was there, though Phyllis Feder had to leave early for another event. Sorry I missed you Phyllis.

Mary Vogel, owner of El Paso WInery, broke her ankle some weeks ago, and was unable to attend the fair. We wish her well, and look forward to her return in the next few weeks.

George of Cascade Mountain Winery is the hardest working wine guy in the Hudson Valley.

Aaron Hacker, or Hudson-Chatham Winery, preparing before the fair opened.

Thousand Islands Winery was also there. Not officially Hudson Valley, but they're eastern New York brethern. Practically family.

Fair faithful David Pazdar and his father-in-law from Pazdar Winery.
It was a great weekend, and there were a lot of tired, happy winery sales folks at the end of it.


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