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

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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.
 
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Overview

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.
 
 "...Dawson [composes] 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." --Library Journal
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With nearly one hundred wineries, the area adjoining New York State's Finger Lakes earns distinction as the country's fastest-growing wine region. Its vineyard history stretches back almost two centuries, but as this new releases explains, its current renaissance can be traced to a near-perfect synergy of hospitable environment and dedicated entrepreneurship. This Sterling hardcover introduces readers to vineyards that are winning praise from world-class wine critics.

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.
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 "...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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402797101
  • Publisher: Sterling Epicure
  • Publication date: 4/3/2012
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 181,448
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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, NY.
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Table of Contents

Foreword James Molesworth ix

Introduction xi

Author's Note xiv

1 Prologue: October 13, 1995, Neuses am Berg, Germany 1

The German in Springtime: Johannes Reinhardt 3

2 Prologue: December 24, 1981, Bernkastel, Germany 25

The German in Winter: Hermann Wiemer 30

3 Prologue: November 12, 1986, Watkins Glen, New York 45

The Local Boy: Dave Whiting 48

4 Prologue: Summer, 1978, Provence, France 65

The Great Dane: Morten Hallgren 71

5 The Iroquois: Sam Argetsinger 91

6 Prologue: February 12, 1986, Ontario, Canada 109

The Canadian: Peter Bell 112

7 Prologue: August 1, 2005, Canandaigua, New York 127

The Prodigy Next Door: Tricia Renshaw 133

8 Prologue: September 8, 1999, Freiburg, Germany 147

The Unlikely Heir: Fred Merwarth 151

9 Prologue: August, 1992, Dundee, New York 175

The Black Russian: John McGregor 179

10 Prologue: May 10, 2005, Central Finger Lakes, New York 193

The Geologist and His Rock: Tom and Susan Higgins 200

11 Prologue: October 2, 1971, British Columbia, Canada 215

The Contradiction: John Ingle 216

12 Prologue: Fall, 1952, New York City 227

The Ukrainian and His Descendants: The Family of Dr. Konstantin Frank 229

13 The Tierce Brothers 247

Epilogue 261

Index 267

Acknowledgments 273

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  • Posted March 29, 2011

    Summer In A Book!

    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.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 30, 2013

    Highly, Highly Recommended

    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!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2013

    Wonderful book!

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2013

    I did not care for it. The writing style is banal, and it is ful

    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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    Posted November 4, 2012

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