Peter Burford's 'Wines of the Finger Lakes' Tells the Story of the Local Wine Industry

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Peter Burford’s book ‘Wines of the Finger Lakes’ is a treasure trove of information about this major industry. It tells of the industry’s unlikely beginnings when an Episcopal clergyman took a charge in Hammondsport and was unable to find a source for sacramental wine.  We hear about the meaning of ‘terroir’ and why the terroir of the Finger Lakes is especially welcoming to viticulture, and how the industry survived Prohibition.

 

 

Photo credit: Finger Lakes Grape Program via Flickr

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