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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.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Journal News Raves About Cider Week

Sara Grady of Glynwood with food writer Colette Rossant at Glynwood in Cold Spring. The two are collaborators on The Apple Project, which promotes apple production in the Hudson Valley. / Joe Larese/The Journal News

Local farmers work to raise cider's profile
11:35 PM, Oct. 18, 2011
Written by Karen Croke

The Hudson Valley Cider Route

Along with farms and wineries that produce hard cider, the Hudson Valley Cider Route map also includes farms that make sweet ciders, such as Salinger's Orchards in Brewster, Dr. Davies Farm in Congers and The Orchards of Concklin in Pomona. The route also includes places to pick your own apples; restaurants where cider is served, and bakeries that use locally sourced fruits. For the map, go to
Here's a look at local hard cider producers.
• Montgomery Place Orchards and Annandale Cidery, Annandale Atomic Hard Cider.
Find them: Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y. 845-758-8005
• Applewood Orchards,
Stone Fence Apple Cider,
Find them: Warwick, N.Y., 845-988-9292
• Hicks Orchards and Slyboro Ciderhouse,
Slyboro Old Sin Cider, Hidden Star Cider, Ice Harvest Special Reserve (Ice Cider) Find them: Granville, N.Y., 518-642-1788
• Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery, Doc's Draft Hard Cider. Find them: Warwick, N.Y., 845-258-4858,

Derrick Mead's family has been farming in the Hudson Valley since 1916, but it took this fourth generation son of the land to move the family business into the future by looking to a product from the past. And he's hoping that many more farmers will follow suit.

Mead has helped to spearhead The Apple Project, a new endeavor created by Glynwood in Cold Spring to help preserve apple orchards in the Hudson Valley by promoting the production of cider, both sweet and hard.

The project includes the Hudson Valley Cider Route, an Apple Exchange, and Cider Week, where more than 80 restaurants, orchards and wineries are participating with tastings, dinners and special events.

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