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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 18, 2012

Furnace Brook Winery 10th Annual Blossom Bash! May 19-20, 2012

10th Annual
Apple Blossom Bash!

Join them at the Bash on Saturday or Sunday, May 19-20.
They'll serve delicious food and wines each day from noon-5pm.
Plus, enjoy musical entertainment by Justin Allen.

Apple blossoms in bloom.
One-Day Admission of $20.00* per person includes:
- Gourmet hot and cold hors d'oeuvres & BBQ
- Wine tasting of Furnace Brook Wines
- Souvenir etched wine glass commemorating the 10th anniversary of this event
Gold Club Members save 10%!

Here's what they have to say:

Relax and enjoy the views, take a casual stroll through the orchard in bloom or hike on groomed woodland trails. We have ample seating inside so the Bash is held rain or shine! We hope to see you there...

*10% of our proceeds will be donated to the Civitan Club of Pittsfield - they raise money to help fund organizations such as hospice, Special Olympics, Salvation Army, Boy's and Girl's Club, etc. Last year the local Civitan Club served over 800 meals to the needy.

Charity Raffle
Enter for the chance to win a 2-night stay at The Garden Gables Inn.

Tickets will be sold at the Apple Blossom Bash and a winner will be chosen on Sunday, May 20 at 5pm. You do not need to be present to win.

Proceeds will be donated to the Civitan Club of Pittsfield.


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