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.

Thursday, October 30, 2014



This is a special week in the Fall In Love With Hudson Valley Wine campaign. Firstly, this is the kick off of The Hard Cider Experience at Applewood Farm the home of Naked Flock Ciders!

In some corners of the region, the apple is thought of as the grape of the Hudson Valley. When Applewood Winery first opened in 1994 their first mission was to have some fun and make a superior Hard Apple Cider.  The winery has a 40 acre apple orchard and is one of the oldest continuously farms in the Valley. Jonathan Hull and his wife had tasted many commercial hard ciders where the main ingredient was water.  Add some concentrate from China or wherever, some high proof fire water and VOILA! They called it Hard Cider and churned it out like widgets off an assembly line. John and Marcia wanted to share a real Cider with the world.  The Hudson Valley Hard Cider Experience is a fun way to do it.
At the Hard Cider Experience people can enjoy authentic Hard Ciders and Apple wines paired with samples f fine Farm-to-Table cuisine and live entertainment.

And of course there's Restaurant Week sponsored by The Valley Table magazine. Enjoy locally grown and locally prepared, farm fresh, farm-to-table dishes in restaurants up-and-down the Hudson Valley, and with them ask for a glass of Hudson Valley wine, sparkling wine, cider, or spirits.

Nov 1 & 2 – The Hard Cider Experience 12-5 pm. Food and cider pairing. Special blends. Includes live music. APPLEWOOD WINERY

Nov 3-6 – 2014 Hudson Valley Restaurant Week

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