NYCR readers already know that our managing editor Evan Dawson is an extremely passionate, talented story teller and that his book Summer in a Glass, captures the essence of Finger Lakes wine country better than any book before it.

Today, I’m proud to let you all know that we’re not the only ones taking notice — he’s been named a Louis Roederer International Wine Writers’ Award Finalist in both the “Emerging Wine Writer of the Year” and “International Wine Book of the Year” categories.

Congratulations to all of the finalists — but let’s be honest, we’re pulling for you to win both categories, Evan.