Summer in a Glass: The Coming of Age of Winemaking in the Finger Lakes

Summer in a Glass: The Coming of Age of Winemaking in the Finger Lakes

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by Evan Dawson
     
 

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New York's Finger Lakes is home to the country's fastest-growing wine region, and each year millions of tourists spill into the tasting rooms of its wineries. Filled with fun and likable characters, Summer in a Glass brings this burgeoning area to life and captures its exciting diversity--from its immigrant German winemakers to its young, technically trained

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New York's Finger Lakes is home to the country's fastest-growing wine region, and each year millions of tourists spill into the tasting rooms of its wineries. Filled with fun and likable characters, Summer in a Glass brings this burgeoning area to life and captures its exciting diversity--from its immigrant German winemakers to its young, technically trained connoisseurs, from classic Rieslings to up-and-coming Cabernet Francs.

Editorial Reviews

Eric Asimov
Mr. Dawson is an empathetic listener and understated observer who weaves together the various strands with great skill and insight. Many of the winemakers come from somewhere else…Mr. Dawson gets inside their tales of love, passion and loss, and before you've realized it you've developed an emotional stake in their success, as well as a desire for the wines. Mr. Dawson does not pass himself off as a wine expert. He is an enthusiast whose modesty, eagerness to learn and openness to experience are an essential part of the book's charm.
—The New York Times
From the Publisher
 "...Dawson stitches together diverse portraits to compose a useful travel guide, lessons in Wine 101, and, most important, a reminder of what makes wine so alluring.  A fast, engaging read for wine lovers, especially those planning to visit the Finger Lakes region." --Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402789625
Publisher:
Sterling Epicure
Publication date:
04/05/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
304,493
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

EVAN DAWSON is Managing Editor of the New York Cork Report. He is also a morning news anchor at WHAM-TV and CW-16 in ROCHESTER.

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Summer in a Glass: The Coming of Age of Winemaking in the Finger Lakes 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
PastorJack More than 1 year ago
Evan Dawson, a gifted storyteller and knowledgeable oenophile, captures the personality of the Finger Lakes, its wines, and those who create it expertly in this celebration of a region. Not your typical wine book, Summer In A Glass is filled with the joys, sorrows, triumphs, failures, and persistence of the men and women who made central New York a contender in the wine culture. This one is impossible to put down. I am sure I will revisit it again and again, most likely on my back deck with a nice Riesling once spring returns to New York State.
Easterc More than 1 year ago
I am not usually a non-fiction reader but I love wine and I live in the Fingerlakes so this was not only informative but made me wanting for more!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am not a wine lover but I have traveled to many of the wineries ( I go for the scenery!) discussed in this book and I found it to be a pleasant and fascinating read. Anyone who is interested in the wineries of the fingerlakes should be sure to read this book. You will gain a real appreciation for the artistry that goes into the wine making process as well as the development of the fingerlakes region.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I did not care for it. The writing style is banal, and it is full of superficial platitudes. I also found it to be self absorbed. I was not expecting that and I felt it was such a distraction I had to put the book down and come back to it. I was glad just to be done with it.
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