If you’re in the Rochester area, tonight I invite you to watch a special report on the growth and success of the Finger Lakes wine region. Yes, sometimes my work worlds collide.

“Secrets of the Finger Lakes” can be seen at 8:30 p.m. on WHAM-TV and on 13wham.com

My television news superiors approached me about putting together a special report after the success of my book. At first I hesitated, because I didn’t want to simply air a rehashed set of stories that already appear in print. But then I saw an opportunity to tell new stories; these are some of the stories that do not appear in the book, but likely would if the book were republished today.

On top of that, I was fortunate to have my colleagues jump into this project. We take a look at the land and the weather, breaking down the advantages growers have and the challenges they face. And we look at the political issues still facing the region, occasionally threatening to divide it.