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“The Greatest Finger Lakes Wine Dinner Ever” — Notes from a Special Evening

Evan and his far-better half, Morgan.

If wine can be a portal to another time, well, the wines poured last Monday night at the Hole in the Wall restaurant were a vessel to my book-writing days. These wines had never been in the same room before. Given how few bottles are left of each, it’s safe to say they will never be in the same room again. Hole in the Wall is a restaurant in Perry, NY, run by the dynamic Billings family. Co-owner Jacquie Billings-Barlow decided two years ago that she would track down most of the wines from Summer in a Glass, and her husband…

Summer in a Glass Dinner Event: Rare Wines, Local Food, One Time Only


When Summer in a Glass was published, I wondered if there could ever be a dinner event that brought together all the wines from the book. It seemed like a wonderful idea, but I figured it would remain only an idea. The work of pulling together such an event would be overbearing. But now it’s actually happening. On Monday, July 22, the Hole in the Wall Restaurant in Perry is hosting the Summer in a Glass-themed dinner. Tickets are still available for $150 apiece. If that price seems high, consider this: the restaurant is still probably going to lose money on…

Evan Dawson Interviewed by Rochester Democrat and Chronicle


Evan doesn’t always like it when we publish items about his tremendous book. I don’t think he minds when the book sells, of course, but he just doesn’t want it to ever seem like we mention it too often. So we don’t. But earlier this morning I saw that he was interviewed by the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle and thought it worth sharing. Happy Friday, everyone, and congratulations on the great success with the book, Evan.

Evan Dawson’s “Summer in a Glass” Wins International Wine Book of the Year


Yesterday afternoon, our very own Evan Dawson was in London to accept the award for “International Wine Book of the Year” at the Louis Roederer Wine Writing Awards 2012. No one around here is surprised at the success Evan’s beautifully written book has enjoyed, but it’s amazing to see the book reach so many people around the globe — all about our little wine region in upstate New York. Congratulations, my friend. We’re proud of all that you’ve accomplished. We’re honored to have you as a driving force behind this website. So, when is the next book coming out?  …