I have long been a fan of the wines from the Finger Lakes Region, and now they are finally getting the recognition they deserve. Even Wine Spectator is giving them their own heading (New York State Wines) as opposed to tossing them in with “Other U.S. Wines,” which was their designation until recently.
So I was looking forward to reading Summer In A Glass by Evan Dawson, which was given to me by a salesperson representing many FLR wineries. Each chapter is devoted to one winemaker/winery, recounting what they went through in building a business and creating these now heralded wines. It’s a fantasy all of us wine geeks share, but the realities are sobering (pardon me.)
All in all the stories are uplifting and the successes are well deserved. If you’re at all interested in what goes into making it in the wine world, this is a book for you. And don’t worry. It isn’t the least bit technical or nerdy. On the contrary, it is most accessible and just plain good story telling. Cheers.