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.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Hudson-Chatham Winery Featured at Winemakers Series at Empire State Cellars

This Saturday experience the true artisanal wine and cheeses of Hudson Chatham Winery

Owner,Carlo DeVito, Saturday, April 14th 5-7pm
EMPIRE STATE CELLARS at Tanger Outlets in Riverhead, NY!

The Hudson-Chatham Winery is the dream of Carlo and Dominique
DeVito, both publishing professionals who

Carlo and Dominique have long shared a love of wine.
This exciting new winery, which specializes in small hand-made batches of wine,
is dedicated to the richness of the Hudson River Valley, particularly its wine,
agriculture, literature, art, history, and many other attractions that make it a
rich and special region. The Hudson-Chatham Winery, located between the
historic towns of Hudson and Chatham, is the first winery in Columbia

As well as creating fine artisanal wines, the DeVito family (including two dogs),
and many valued friends, have worked hard restoring the winery's grounds and its
prestigious circa 1780 farmhouse. The winery features hand-crafted wines,
cheeses and desserts.

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 was also a publisher at
Running Press Book Publishers, where he published books from Wine Spectator, as well as books with
Greg Moore (of Moore Bros.), Matt Kramer, Howard Goldberg, and many other wine writers. He is currently VP, Editorial Director of Sterling Epicure where his
authors also include Kevin Zraly, Oz Clarke, Tom Stevenson, Terry Walters, The Fabulous Beekman Boys, and the Edible Communities cookbook program.

Mr. DeVito has also been the editor of many successful traditional trade books,
including Strange Fruit by David Margolick, On the Shoulders of Giants by
Stephen Hawking, and three titles by Malachy McCourt

He is also the author of more than 15 books, including his highly acclaimed
biographies of D. Wayne Lukas, Wellington Mara, Yogi Berra, and Phil Rizzuto.

These are some of elegant and unique small batch wines Hudson Chatham Winery produces:

2010 Baco Noir Old Vines Mason Place
Vineyards Pultney Farms

This wine comes from vines that
are more than 60 years old. The berries are dark and ripe. The wine is all
handmade, and unfiltered and unfined. It's aged in French oak barrels. The major
profile of this wine is it's deep dark sour cherry flavor, with hints of plum
and prune, and big whiffs of vanilla and fallen leaves. A medium palate wine,
this is a soft approachable red that has become one of the signature wines of
the Hudson-Chatham stable.

Chelois Casscles Vineyards
This is one of the crown jewels of the Hudson-Chatham line. A soft, cherry flavored red table wine made from Chelois grapes. Grown on a small parcel, this wine is handmade, unfiltered,
and unfined. Hudson-Chatham Chelois features a bright red cherry profile, with gentle touches
of vanilla and fallen leaves. A exquisite red wine comparable to a light Burgundy Pinot Noir.

The Hudson Chatham Cheddar line will be available to taste and for purchase. They are
normally only available at Hudson Chatham Winery. Another exclusive for ESC fans.

We are excited to have the very talented Carlo DeVito here as our guest, and look forward to
seeing you Saturday evening


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