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.

Monday, September 01, 2014

Hudson Valley Food & Wine Festival 2014! Sept 6 & 7 at Rhinebeck!

Hudson Valley Wine and Food Festival
September 6 and 7, 2014
Dutchess County Fairgrounds
6550 Spring Brook Avenue
Rhinebeck, NY 12572
Phone: 845-658-7181

The Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest is a celebration of all things wine.  The event’s main focus is highlighting the wonderful wineries to be found in the Hudson Valley and all over New York.  As a NY Farm market, the Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest offers New York wineries the opportunity to sell wine by the bottle, thus offering a marvelous opportunity for guests to purchase the state’s finest wines directly from the winery.

As the second half of their name would suggest, the Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest highlights some of the best food in the area.  Since it’s inception in 2001, the event has featured lots of unique gourmet specialty food vendors.  You can find everything from farm fresh cheeses, farm raised meats, salsas, BBQ sauce, pasta, pasta sauce, dip mixes, drink mixes, soup mixes, pastries, baked goods, maple syrup, candy, nuts, granola, olive oils and more.

In addition, they host some of the region’s best restaurants in a small Restaurant Showcase area that allows you to sample some of their specialties, and of course, the festival has fantastic Cooking Demonstrations that go on throughout the weekend. They are also rounding up some of the area’s best and most unique food trucks for your gastronomic pleasure.

Educate your mind, nose and palate at the free wine education seminars that take place throughout the
Wine & Food Fest weekend. Join regionally and nationally recognized wine authorities for free wine education. You’ll learn about choosing, serving, tasting and storing wine as well as other fun wine facts.
Due to recent changes in New York Liquor Authority regulations, New York craft breweries are now permitted to sell beer by the bottle at farm markets like the Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest. The Hudson Wine & Food Fest is very pleased to add some of the region’s best Craft Brews to our event.
There’s more than just wine and food at the Festival.  Patrons can enjoy a wide selection of fine art and craft vendors, home improvement companies and other businesses that enhance the gourmet lifestyle.


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