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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, April 04, 2012

Senator Schumer: Marketing can put Hudson Valley Wine Trail on the Map

Schumer and winery president Hernan Donoso check
out the wine casks

WASHINGTONVILLE – Millions of international tourists visit New York City and the Hudson Valley each year, but few get to the more than 40 wineries in the area. A marketing campaign is needed, said Senator Charles Schumer, who visited the Brotherhood Winery in Washingtonville Wednesday afternoon.

Schumer called on Brand USA, a public-private partnership between the travel industry and the U.S. Commerce Department, to develop a partnership with wineries in Orange County and the Hudson Valley.

“Work with local wineries to develop a brand new strategy that will attract some of those tourists to help bring new tourists and thus new jobs into the Hudson Valley economy,” the senator said.

Schumer said part of the branding campaign could include billboards that would be seen by international arriving passengers leaving JFK Airport, and audio ads in taxis.

This would be a mostly privately funded initiative, although Brand USA does receive some federal funding.


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