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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.

Monday, September 09, 2013

Video of HV Wine & Food Fest 2013 From Poughkeepsie Journal!

Best wine in Hudson Valley
RHINEBECK — It was early in the day at the Hudson Valley Wine and Food Fest, but newcomer Jannae Wallace was already feeling a little “flushed.”

“I had a little hot sauce,” the 46-year-old resident of Stratford, Conn., said Saturday. “It was good. I love the variety here.”

The two-day event bills itself as a celebration of the “foodie” lifestyle in the Hudson Valley, and continues today at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck.

The event is presented by and sponsored by 100.7 WHUD, the Poughkeepsie Journal and Camping World of the Hudson Valley.

This year’s event features something no other has before — craft beer, cider and fine spirits. The addition of distilleries such as Dutch’s Spirits in Pine Plains follows the passage last fall of legislation allowing licensed farm distillers to sell their products at events.

“All of us who enjoy the foodie lifestyle have a more robust opportunity,” festival spokeswoman Marybeth Cale said. “Some people love wine. Some people love beer. Some love cider.”
Gov. Andrew Cuomo had planned to make a surprise visi
t Saturday, but canceled due to an unspecified personal issue.
In his place, Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy presented the 2013 Best Overall Hudson Valley Wine award to Millbrook Vineyards and Winery for its 2012 Tocai Friulano.

“It’s challenging to make wines here, but when we have good vintages, it produces great wines,” Millbrook winemaker John Graziano said.
John Ferro: 845-437-4816;; Twitter: @PoJoEnviro.


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