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Fred Merwarth, Wine Enthusiast Magazine's Winemaker of the Year

A glass of red wine

The 2021 International Winemaker of the Year, according to Wine Enthusiast Magazine, is a Finger Lakes winemaker. The well known publication chose Fred Merwarth of Hermann J. Wiemer for its annual Wine Star Award. It's the first time the Finger Lakes has received such an honor.

Merwarth joins us to discuss what the award means to him, his team, and the region. Our guest:

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.
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