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Connections: FLXcursion 2021


After missing a year due to the pandemic, the organizers of an international wine conference in the Finger Lakes have decided to bring it back. It appears to be the first worldwide wine conference that is returning in-person since the pandemic hit. The organizers believe that vaccination rates and infection rates have paved the way for a return to semi-normalcy -- and this event puts the Finger Lakes in the world spotlight, with some of the top wine producers coming from Europe.

We discuss how they decided to bring it back for 2021, how much the public can participate, and the impact on our region. Our guests:

Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.