By Evan Dawson, Managing Editor
The emails and comments from readers has already been overwhelming. Lenn thought it would be interesting to share a selected comment from time to time, and we encourage NYCR readers to share their thoughts as well.
This comes from a man named Wolf Tinz. I don't exactly know where Wolf lives, but I found his email extremely moving.
Some readers have already told me they plan to join us for the official book launch event this coming Saturday, April 23, from 4-6 at the New York Wine and Culinary Center in Canandaigua. Tickets are still available and two strapping winemakers are joining me to pour their wines and chat. We'll have some great food, too.
Thanks so much for reading and supporting the book. I'll let Wolf take it from here.
I would like to compliment you on your new book “Summer in a Glass”, but I must relate a story to put it into context, so here it goes.
Last week was my wife’s birthday. I gave your book to her last Thursday morning and she buried herself in the book and finished it the same day. That evening we went out to celebrate with our good friends Peter and Hannilore, an Austria toolmaker and tool and die shop owner who befriended us some years ago. All through dinner Cecil gushed about the book she just read knowing they also have a deep interest in wine. At the end of the evening I reminded them that Saturday was my day to cook (we have a weekly tradition where the four of us all take turns to acting as chef of the day).
Our guest arrived that Saturday evening and Peter had brought us a bottle of 1997 Wiemer Riesling from his wine cellar, saying, “Here, I think you will enjoy this”. While they had no idea as to the menu for the evening, it was the perfect choice to go with the seafood crepes and Pisaladiere I had prepared. It was the oldest and by far the best Finger Lakes wine I’ve ever tasted! As we finished our dessert and savored the last of the German Trockenbeeren Auslese I had uncorked for the evening Peter had glanced at the book and said, “Since you have a Barnes & Nobel membership, could you order me “Three copies?”
“Three?” I said”
“Yes, two that I can give as gifts and one for me”.
Now back to my original thought for this note:
Your book has given us a new appreciation for the wine and winemaker of this region and we will surely pay more attention to the up and coming wines of this area. Its conversational style made it an easy and enjoyable read. Thank you also, for your contribution to promoting the evolving local wine industry. People need to know there is more to the local wine industry than Crackling Lake Niagara and jug wine.
Wolfgang & Cecil Tinz