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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, May 11, 2012

Catskill Wine & Cheese Festival Saturday, May 12, 2012

Wine and Cheese Festival
Saugerties Post Star
Posted May 09, 2012 @ 01:33 PM

Saugerties, NY —
The Fortnightly Club of Catskill, a not-for-profit charitable organization of 35 women, will hold its sixth annual wine and cheese festival at the Historic Catskill Point, overlooking the Hudson River.

The event will be held on Saturday May, 12th from 1 to 6 at the Historic Catskill Point, 1 Main St. Catskill NY, in the Freight Masters Building. Admission is $20.00 per person, and can be purchased at the event or from Maholo in Catskill.

“Due to the overwhelming attendance and success of the past years’ events, we moved the gala to the larger venue last year, and found it to be a positive decision”, “the weather no longer becomes a factor because we are able to hold it indoors, but with the doors opening out to the Hudson river, it gives you the feel of being outside”, said event Chair Brenda VanDermark.

The larger facility will allow us to expand the number of wineries and vendors, and offers us plenty of parking for attendees.

“The participating wineries are all from New York State, therefore this is an excellent opportunity to sample the variety and quality of wines our state vintner are producing”, VanDermark said. Wines along with cheeses, oils, and baked goods to name a few, and a large variety of other vendors will be selling their products at the event.

All the proceeds from this event go toward the purchase of the new Elliott Park playground, and the up keep of the Dutchmans Landing playground. The first phase of Elliott Park has arrived and over the next couple of weekends volunteer will be helping to build it.

“The Fortnightly Club is especially appreciative of our local sponsors”, said VanDermark,” they help to make this event a big success”. Some of the 2012 sponsors are, Columbia Memorial Hospital, Urgent Medical Care, Athens Generating, Mid Hudson Cable, Lacy Ford, Catskill Dental Care, The Daily Mail, The CAT 98.5 radio, Hillcrest Press, Mountain T-Shirts, Post Brothers Auto Parts, The Bank of Greene County, Main Care, KOSCO and Big Top Tent Rental. For more information you can contact 518-965-5208

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