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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.

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Palaia Vineyards August Lineup

Palaia is having something wonderful every weekend in August. They have a Woodstock Festival, an Afternoon of Blues, Elvis live on stage, and this year they have Rod Stewart! (Rick Larrimore) They are air conditioned inside the barn, and it’s nice under the tent outside in the shade. They have pink wine slushies outside as well as all of their wines, ice, and a nice fruity sangria. This is the place to be this summer for sure. Check the website for more information on bands and events… (you might want to bring a chair or blanket to events in case they run out.)

8/4 – Open Mic 7-? Inside (air conditioned)

8/5 – Steve Wells – inside (air conditioned) 7-10 (no cover)

8/6 – The Roost – outside 6:30-9:30- no coolers or outside beverages please(no cover)

8/7 – Joey Frazita – inside (air conditioned) 2:30-5:30 (no cover)

8/11 – Open Mic 7-? Inside (air conditioned)

8/12 – Outside – 6:30-9:30 – Henderson & Osinski – Woodstock festival- no coolers or outside beverages please (no cover)

8/13 – Outside – $5 for the day ( kids free) - Woodstock festival-3pm - Rob Schiff, Vendors, BBQ – 6:30- “Into The Garden” plays till 9:30

8/14 – Outside 2:30-5:30 Woodstock Festival– The Redden Brothers Band – (no cover) no coolers or outside beverages please

8/18 - Open Mic 7-? Inside (air conditioned)

8/19 – Gregg Van Gelder – inside (air conditioned) 7-10 (no cover)

8/20 – ELVIS! - Outside 7:00-9:30- no coolers or outside beverages please(no cover)

8/21 – Blues Festival- Outside 2:30-5:30 $5 (kids free) Bobby Messano & Steve Geller and The Mud Belly Blues Band

8/25 – Open Mic 7-? Inside (air conditioned)

8/26 – Bruce Perone – 7-10 inside (air conditioned)

8/27 – Rod Stewart (Rick Larrimore) 7-9:30 outside $5 – (kids free) no coolers or outside beverages please

8/28 – Victor Fiore – inside 2:30-5:30 (air conditioned)

Events galore at Palaia this month. Come watch a play and laugh, or enjoy Neil Young music for 2 days in a benefit for Lung Cancer, or sit on our lawn by the grapes and listen to some live music and drink a pink wine slushie in the shade…..ahhh, that’s living.


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