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Steven Charles Kolpan

June 2, 1949 — June 14, 2022

West Hurley

Steven Kolpan, 73, of West Hurley, NY, died on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at his home in West Hurley, NY. Steven was born on June 2, 1949 in New York, NY, and was the son of the late Jack and Ruth Kolpan.

For over three decades Steven worked at The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY, where he was Professor of Wine Studies. He was the author of many books and articles on wine and food, and the co-author of Winewise, which won the 2009 James Beard award for best beverage book.

He is survived by his brothers, Gerald Kolpan (Joan) and Leslie Carter (Anne), nieces and nephews.

Arrangements entrusted to Keyser Funeral & Cremation Service, Inc., 326 Albany Avenue, Kingston, NY 12401. A memorial event is planned for the fall of this year. A tribute for Steven may be found at, where friends and family may leave memories and expressions of sympathy. Contributions in Steven’s memory may be made to World Central Kitchen at

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