Friday, October 28, 2011

New Book Highlights Erie Wine Region


Guide book author Andy Dufresne (left) looks over a copy of Traversing America’s Grape Country with Jim Roach, Vice President, Falconer Printing & Design, Inc.

"Traversing America's Grape Country--A Personal Guide to the Eastern Lake Erie Grape Belt" is a new regional guidebook by Andy Dufresne, a 33-year veteran in the field of agricultural education including time at Cornell Cooperative extension. The 112-page book features more than 200 photos, maps and artwork accompanying the narrative, which incudes practical tips on how to discover and enjoy the region as well as lots of information about natural resources like where to gain access to Lake Erie, enjoy the hiking trials, follow the creek headwaters up to the contintental divide, and experience the footprints of Ice Age glaciers. The $34.95 book is being sold in some local wineries and can also be ordered directly from Andy (and2@cornell.edu).