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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, March 16, 2014

Farm Film Fest 2014 Features CRAFTING THE CIDER COMEBACK

I recently went to the Farm Film Fest at the Crandell Theatre, in Chatham, NY this past Sunday. While there, I saw a number of wonderful movies. One of the ones mot pertinent to me was Crafting the Cider Comeback which was produced by the Glynwood Center. A wonderful, short piece featuring so many of the Hudson Valley's leading cider figures including Sara Grady, Elizabeth Ryan,  Dan Wilson, Tim Dressel, Derek Grout, and many others. Also, a nice piece with Steve Woods from Farnum Hill in N.H. 

Crafting the Cider Comeback describes the reemergence of hard cider and other apple spirits specialty product manufacturing in the Hudson Valley. It highlights an exchange program with cider producers in France, where these products have long been part of everyday life.
About the filmmaker: Glynwood’s mission is to save farming by strengthening farm communities and regional land systems. Their goal is for small and mid-sized farmers to thrive, on the land and in the marketplace. Much of their work focuses on farming in the Hudson Valley.
Filmmaker: Glynwood Center | Run time: 5:13 | 2014
Here's the link to watch it online!


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