Hermann By Evan Dawson, Finger Lakes Editor

That photo is me with Hermann Wiemer, who stopped by a wine tasting/Summer in a Glass book event at Red Feet Wines Market in Ithaca last night.

It was the first time I've seen Hermann in quite a while, and the first time we've spoken since the book came out.

Naturally, I've wondered what he thought about it, and about the chapter focusing on his legacy in particular.

All I can tell you is that before the end of the night, Hermann was signing books for Red Feet customers.

We chatted about a number of subjects, none of them officially on the record, so I can't get into details. But I hope to follow up with Hermann soon and get his formal take on many New York wine subjects.

He has strong opinions and I hope he continues to share them, even in retirement.