By Evan Dawson, Finger Lakes Editor

Summmer-in-a-Glass-PB-final I truly believe we're well on our way to shocking my publisher, Sterling Publishing, when it comes to interest in the Finger Lakes wine scene.

That's not to say Sterling doesn't believe in my book. Obviously they do, but we want to show them that their modest expectations can be greatly exceeded.

And there are some big events coming up that will be one heck of a good time.

They're listed below, and the list of events grows almost daily it seems.

If you choose one, I hope you'll choose to join us at the New York Wine and Culinary Center for the official book launch party on Saturday, April 23 from 4-6 p.m. Winemakers Fred Merwarth of Hermann J. Wiemer and Johannes Reinhardt of Anthony Road Wine Company will be telling stories, talking about how I conned them into letting me write the stories of their lives, and pouring wine for the attendees.

That's not to say the other events won't be awesome. I'm truly excited for all of them. I just want to kick off with a strong opener to generate some momentum for the rest of the year.

I hope you can join us!

Friday, April 8
Roc City Uncorked
Rochester Riverside Convention Center
90 wineries, 30 restaurants, bakers, and brewmasters will offer tastes to the public. You can say hi to Evan and pick up a copy of Summer in a Glass!
Tickets: $50, available at Wegmans

Saturday, April 23
The New York Wine and Culinary Center, Canandaigua
Official book release party
Join Evan and winemakers Johannes Reinhardt of Anthony Road Wine Company and Fred Merwarth of Hermann J. Wiemer. Attendees will enjoy a sparkling wine reception, signed copy of the book, tasting of wines related to the book, and discussion with the dynamic Johannes and Fred!

Thursday, May 5
 Barnes & Noble, Greece, NY
Book signing

Friday, May 20
The Aurora Inn, Village of Aurora, Cayuga Lake
Heart & Hands theme dinner
Featuring the owners of Heart & Hands, Tom and Susan Higgins
Details TBA

Saturday, May 21
Heron Hill winery, Keuka Lake
1-4 pm
Featuring Heron Hill owner John Ingle
Vertical tasting of Ingle Vineyard Riesling

Saturday, June 4
Fox Run Vineyards, Seneca Lake
Featuring Fox Run winemaker Peter Bell and assistant winemaker Tricia Renshaw

Wednesday, June 15
Union Square Wines, New York City