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Greetings from the Finger Lakes: A Food and Wine Lover's Companion
 
 

Greetings from the Finger Lakes: A Food and Wine Lover's Companion [Kindle Edition]

Michael Turback

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The Finger Lakes area of upstate New York is America’s largest wine region outside of California. The steep, rocky hillsides rising up from deep, glacier-sculpted lakes provide protection from weather extremes, allowing area wineries to produce up to 85 million bottles of wine each year. In GREETINGS FROM THE FINGER LAKES, local restaurateur Michael Turback profiles the best wineries, restaurants, farms, and markets surrounding the five largest lakes, and includes interviews with the proprietors, tasting notes, and even a few treasured local recipes. Featuring contact information for each location as well as photographs of the region’s picturesque landscapes, GREETINGS FROM THE FINGER LAKES is the food and wine lover’s companion to this up-and-coming culinary hot spot.
  • A food and wine guide to the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York, featuring profiles, tasting notes, contact information, and recipes from the area’s wineries, dairies, organic farms, orchards, cafes, inns, ice cream makers, brewing companies, blueberry farms, honey producers, u-pick farms, taverns, maple syrup companies, tea rooms, cider producers, and more.
  • Over a million tourists visit the area annually.
  • The Finger Lakes region is New York’s second-largest tourist destination, behind New York City.



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    • Format: Kindle Edition
    • File Size: 1555 KB
    • Print Length: 208 pages
    • Publisher: Ten Speed Press (9 Feb 2011)
    • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B004HFRJMG
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    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars Travel guide lite 24 Mar 2006
    By Lee Brink - Published on Amazon.com
    Format:Paperback
    I live in the Central New York region just east of the Finger Lakes. I work with people who live in the region and I road trip quite a bit in the area when the weather warms up, so I have a "mile-wide and an inch deep" knowledge of the area.

    I consider this book a "lite" travel guide because it doesn't cover much of what's in the area, but it covers what it does in great depth. It focuses on what the cover says, and nothing more. It doesn't cover many eateries outside of the population centers, and skips a lot of the "hole in the wall" restaurants, diners, and stands that offer great food but are a bit off the beaten path.

    If you want to focus on wineries and want some in depth knowledge about thoose wineries this is the book. Beyond that you will need to look elsewhere for information.
    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Accurate and up to date 30 Sep 2005
    By Elizabeth A. LeVangia - Published on Amazon.com
    Format:Paperback
    This book was very useful to have on vacation -- his restaurant reviews were a big help in terms of types of cuisine available and the winery reviews were very specific about what types of wines they produce and what he liked when he went tasting. It was also nice to know how formal restaurants were before you went.
    5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect! 10 Dec 2009
    By Margaret Ann Hebner - Published on Amazon.com
    Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
    My husband and his good friend graduated from Cornell in the late 60's. He and his wife return often to tour the Finger Lakes and the wineries, restaurants, and cheese shops. They have used this book as their bible for years and years, and raved about how useful it is, so we decided to get one for ourselves. We used it on our last trip to Ithaca and found it invaluable!
    3.0 out of 5 stars Helpful, but not enlightening. 17 Oct 2008
    By CraftyOne - Published on Amazon.com
    Format:Paperback
    This book does a nice job of highlighting many of the wineries, hotels, restaurants etc. in the finger lakes region. However, it does not give specific recommendations about which places to visit (as does other guidebooks), which is what I find useful about travel guides. I would save your money and just do some online research through a site like travelocity... you will get the kind of information that will truly make your visit more enjoyable and affordable.
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great Coverage of Wineries and Restaurants 3 Sep 2008
    By D. Nershi - Published on Amazon.com
    Format:Paperback
    This is a great insider's guide to the wineries and restaurants of the Finger Lakes regions. Other books give better background on the varieties of grapes and other local attractions, but this one is the tops in terms of covering the wineries and restaurants.

    The restaurant recommendations are great and give you an idea of the menu and entree offerings. The winery listings give profiles of the winery owners with entertaining "back stories" -- all very helpful when you are planning your itinerary.

    Very easy to slip into your suitcase or backpack.

    I give this book a five-grape rating!
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