Monday, May 30, 2011
Ohio's Lake Erie Wineries will be released by Arcadia Publishing on June 20. The Images of America series celebrates the history of neighborhoods, towns and cities across the country. This book celebrates the islands and shore line wineries of Lake Erie. The 1941 Sandusky Grape Festival parade is on the front cover, and right inside is a photograph of Lee Klingshirn as a young boy in the 1960s followed by his foreward about growing up on a wine farm. The book contains 200 photographs.
As you know, Ohio's Lake Erie wineries and vineyards are rooted in the traditions of European wine making. The wine industry flourished in the 1800s but industrialization and Prohibition destroyed much of the wine industry in Ohio. Today, Lake Erie wines are makng a comeback as grape growers and winemakers experiment with vinifera wines, which are being sold alongside native labrusca wines. This book is a tribute to wine country forefathers, the wineries of today with a long history of winemaking, and the brave entrepreneurs who are planting new vineyards today.
You can purchase a copies of Ohio's Lake Erie Wineries through the publisher's website or I can bring copies of the book to local wineries to sign and sell. Arcadia will also be contacting you to place the book in your gift shop. In addition, I am available to do afternoon history talks. I am eager to share what I learned with wine lovers. If you are interested in a book signing or an author talk, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.