After more than a year of research and writing, my book —Finger Lakes Wine Country—was released on March 23, 2015! And here’s the press release I wrote to announce the reunion that my book helped bring about: https://www.ithaca.com/news/finger-lakes-wine-and-food-pioneers-reunite-to-reflect-on-industry-s-rise/article_9d25e554-832a-11e5-9b2c-9ff02edd6c48.html (photo above is from the event).
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What to Expect
For the uninitiated, here’s what to expect. The book is part of Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America series, with titles that cover pretty much every small town and interesting region in America. These books are photographic histories; archival images, maps and documents tell the stories.
In Finger Lakes Wine Country, I’ve tried to capture the more than 150-year history of grape growing and winemaking in the Finger Lakes region of central New York through 212 black and white images on 127 pages. My goal is to offer readers rare and interesting photos alongside basic winemaking education and historical context. Through detailed chapter introductions and captions, readers learn the winemaking process, the people who pioneered it, and how the region became what it is today: a diverse, world-class winemaking area that beckons people from across town and around the world. My book is not an exhaustive or definitive work, and it’s not a tourism guide. Instead, my hope is that the images and information in it are representative of a region and its history.
It was an amazing journey. I hope you enjoy reading as much as I enjoyed writing.