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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 23, 2014

Hudson Berkshire Wine & Food Festival May 24-25, 2014

Save the date: May 24-25, 2014
Columbia County Fairgrounds, Chatham NY
The 2nd Annual Wine and Food Festival will feature the five beverage trail members plus other regional wineries, distilleries, cideries and craft breweries. Sat., 11am-6pm / Sun. 11am-5pm.
There will also be delicious foods for sale and sampling including gourmet cheeses and creameries, baked goods, grass fed meat producers and more! Throughout the weekend there will be special guest appearances and book signings, seminars of wine and food pairings, home brewing, and cheese making by some of the region’s foremost experts.
Tasting Ticket
Includes admission, souvenir tasting glass and all the wine, beer and spirits you care to taste for one price.

One Day Tasting – $25.00
Click on "Purchase Tickets" tab to buy online.s.
The Hudson-Berkshire Beverage Trail is the premiere beverage trail in New York State and the Hudson Valley. The trail extends from Southeast of Albany down to Hudson, New York and features handcrafted, award-winning and celebrated wines, beers, and spirits.
Pictures from last year's event...
Josephine Proul from Local 11
It's the only event in the Hudson Valley that features artisanal foods, wines, beers, spirits, and ciders from both the Hudson Valley and the Berkshires!


Fred LeBrun of the Albany Times-Union

The festival was a major success drawing thousands of people from as far away as Boston
and New York, as well as Connecticut and New Jersey, and was jammed packed despite soggy, torrential rains.




CIA Trained Chef Mike Castellano
Seminars were well attended with everything from cooking classes and demonstrations by local well known chefs, as well as beer and wine seminars. Speakers included Fed LeBrun, The World Wine Guys, and Chad Polenz.













Read the review from THE REGISTER STAR of the wine festival:








Tarot by Prudence



Festival Goers Sarah and Sal Robles


The World Wine Guys Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jensen of Wine Enthusiast, and a author of THE FIRE ISLAND COOK BOOK and THE COMPLETE WINES OF THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE.

Chad Polenz, of Chad's Beer Reviews and the Albany Times-Union


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