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.

Sunday, September 08, 2013

Hudson Valley Wine Festival and HVWGA Wine Competition 2013 a Huge Success!

The Hudson Valley Wine Festival and Hudson Valley Wine Competition started on Saturday, September 7, 2013. The Festival drew lots of ardent local wine fans. And the HVWGA Wine Competition drew all the dignitaries!!! Lt. Governor Duffy announced the ultimate winner Millbrook Vineyards Tocai Fruliano 2012. Big congratulation to them. Numerous Golds and Double Golds. Great time was had by all. Saturday was crazy in the sheds, with thousands of local wine fan tasting and buying lots of local wines, beers, and spirits.

Bob Bedford and Linda Piero Debut the HV Wine magazine for Fall 2013! 




Lots of happy festival goers! 

Debbie Gioquindo organized and hosted the HV wine competition, and led wine tastings on Saturday and Sunday.

Wine writer Diane Letulle attended the festival and competition. A train load of writers and media members came to attend the awards and festival.

Janet Crenshaw from The Valley Table.


Randy, Bob, and Colleen

Michael Migliore of Whitecliff and John Graziano of Millbrook

John Dyson, Dave Bova, and John Graziano of the winning Millbrook Vineyards

Tom Edward of Fox and Hound Wines in New Paltz

Michael Milgriore and Jim Trezise of NYWGF President

Julie Suarez of the Farm Bureau

Marc Molinaro made the introductions of attending mayors and NY state legislature members who attended. 
Lt. Gov. Duffy Announces the winner of the competition

John Dyson accepting the award for Millbrook

A great Saturday. Come on down today!!!!


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