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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, March 26, 2011

Shwangunk Wine Trail Pasta Primo Vino April 16th and 17th 2011

Pasta Primo Vino

Menus set for Shawangunk 'Pasta Primo Vino'

Wine goes nicely with so many foods, but for some reason pasta stands out for me. Luckily, the members of the Shawangunk Wine Trail feel the same way. Thus, the "Pasta Primo Vino" spring event that has drawn participation of all 11 trail members.The event, which will from from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. the weekend of April 16-17, will offer different pasta dishes at each winery, paired with their own wines. Some of the wineries will be offering new releases to sample and, if you're in the mood, purchase.Two levels of tickets are available: Wine taster ($23.76), which includes a wine glass, wine tastings and tapas tastings at all 11 wineries; designated drivers ($5.40), which includes pasta tastings but no wine glass or wine tastings. (The odd prices reflect the inclusion of sales tax.) Each ticket is good for one day only. At the door, tickets are $30 each. If you order early, 10% discounts are available. Go here for April 16, and here for April 17 ticket details. (Use discount code newsltrmarch.)

So, what's cooking:• Adair Vineyards: Southwestern pasta bean salad• Applewood: Spring pasta salad with fresh vegetables and lemon vinaigrette• Baldwin Vineyards: Baked rigatoni with ricotta and fresh basil.• Benmarl Vineyards: Gnocchi in a sage butter sauce• Brimstone Hill Vineyards: French pasta Provencal• Brotherhood Winery: Orzo with mushrooms• Glorie Farm Winery: Sassy peanut pasta• Palaia Winery: Pasta quattro formaggi with semolina bread• Stoutridge Vineyards: To be decided.• Warwick Winery: Pasta and homemade sweet sausage, shaved fennel• Whitecliff Vineyards: Cacio e Pepe, a cheese and black pepper pasta

Tour 11 wineries sampling different wines and pasta dishes at each. Includes sampling of wines, food & a souvenir wine glass. $25.34 includes tax
April 16th April 17th

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