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.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Party at Tousey a HUGE SUCCESS! Photo Album 2014!

Great party at Tousey Winery last night. A big event. A lot of county folks and friends showed up as well as a number of farm beverage folks from throughout the Hudson Valley arrived to show support!!! And welcome home our friend Ben Peacock!!!
Representatives from Pazdar Winery, Brookview Station, Whitecliff Vineyards, Cereghino-Smith, Hudson Valley Distillers, Harvest Spirits, Hudson-Chatham Winery, and many others joined in the fun, tasting many Tousey wines, sampling the various foods, and in general, having a great time!!!
A big hand goes out to Laura Staerker, and Dave Colby and the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce! Fantastic organization. And the weather held out!  Also, a special thanks to Cantele Tents for participating as well! Also, special thanks to Harriet of Tousey Winery for having patience and allowing the horde to take over take the winery.

And the band played on....Dylan, Jack, and Gianni played smooth jazz all night long, and are available for gigs.

Laura Staerker

Harriet in the calm before the storm.

Paula and Fred from Cereghino-Smith and Yancey and Michael from Whitecliff
Kelley Slagle of Farm to Glass Tours

Carlo and Laura



David Pazdar, and Steve and Karen from Brookview Station

Ben Peacock, Dominique DeVito, Greg Esch, and Bruce Tripp...all HV wine folks

Dave Colby and the Chamber folks! Great job!


The folks from Hudson Valley Distillers!
Dominique and Winnie!

Ben and Carlo!
A great night....not long enough...but very fun and special.
Say "Good night, Carlo."
"Goodnight, Carlo."


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