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.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

DOWD: Rip Van Winkle Wine & Cheese Festival MAY 11, 2013


AUTHOR: Bill Dowd

Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Rip Van Winkle Wine & Cheese Festival coming back

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Sampling at a previous festival.
CATSKILL -- Despite the current erratic weather, organizers of the 7th annual Rip Van Winkle Wine & Cheese Festival are counting on clear skies and warm breezes.

The Fortnightly Club of Catskill will host the fundraiser for local parks from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at the Freightmaster's Building at Historic Catskill Point, 1 Main Street.

Attendees will be able to sample New York State wines and cheeses, shop from numerous craft and food vendors, and enjoy live music all on the banks of the Hudson River. Tickets are $20, available at the door.

Among the vendors will be Cabot Cheese, Acorn Hill Cheese, Grandpa Pete's sauce, Tango Cafe empanadas, Hooked On Desserts cupcakes, Catskill Sweet Sensations, Ruth Ann's Crafts, Theresa"s Totes, Sweet Rama's Goats Milk Soap, Goats and Gourmets and Barbara's World.

Among beverage tastings and sellers will be Pazdar Winery, Brookview Winery, Cereghino-Smith Winery, Knapp Vineyards, Glenora Wine Cellars and Cask and Rasher craft beers.


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