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, March 23, 2014

Upper Hudson Valley Wine Trail Sponsors A Taste of Upstate April 18-19, 2014


Wine, Food & Music Festival

The Upper Hudson Valley Wine Trail presents our first wine festival, The Taste of Upstate, in downtown Saratoga Springs, NY on the weekend of April 18-19. The festival, sponsored by The Upper Hudson Valley Wine and Grape Association, will showcase some of the finest local wine, food, music and art of our region.

On Friday, April 18 the historic Canfield Casino will be the setting for a kick-off concert featuring three of the country’s Americana-Folk-Bluegrass bands, two of whom are products of our region. The bands are the North and South Dakotas based in Saratoga Springs, Floodwood from the Adirondack foothills, and the Maine based Mallett Brothers’ Band. Join us for the 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm concert where wine selections from the Upper Hudson Valley Wine Trail will be offered for sale by the glass. Tickets: $15 in advance and $20 at the door. A $2 service charge includes tax. Hurry – tickets are limited.

On Saturday, April 19, from Noon – 6:00 pm, the Saratoga City Center will host the main event, The Grand Tasting, featuring the distinctive and varied local wines from the vineyards and wineries of Washington, Saratoga and Warren Counties, as well as some wineries from outside our region. Winemakers will be present to pour wine tastings, answer questions, and sell bottles of wine. Luckily for us, some of our region’s renowned local food purveyors and artisans will have booths in the city center. The food, art and crafts of local artisans will be for sale. Your ticket purchase entitles you to sample local wines and foods and to taste the best of upstate New York while enjoying music by favorite local musicians such as Pat Decker. Tickets: $20 in advance and $25 at the door. A $2 service charge includes tax.
Buy your Taste of Upstate advance tickets now for these exciting weekend events!


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