Category: Wine & Spirits

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Airy Acres Vineyard releases their first ever wines

Airy Acres Vineyard is pleased to announce their first ever wines, a Riesling and Cabernet Franc both from 2020. Both wines are available to purchase. Overlooking Cayuga Lake, Airy Acres is a third-generation, family-owned vineyard located north of the village of Interlaken, ... MORE
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Geneva BID announces first-ever Downtown Winter Arts & Film Festival

The Geneva Business Improvement District (BID) has announced the first-ever Downtown Winter Arts & Film Festival February 5-12. The Finger Lakes Times quotes BID Executive Director Michael Mills as saying February is typically a slow time for downtown businesses. The film festival ... MORE
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INSIDE THE FLX: Hans Walter-Peterson of Cornell Cooperative Extension (podcast)

Ted Baker spoke with Hans Walter-Peterson, an Extension Viticulturist with Cornell Cooperative Extension. He runs the Finger Lakes Grape Program. Ted and Hans talk about the 2021 grape harvest, grower-winemaker relations, pest management and the future of the Finger Lakes wine industry ... MORE
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New York microbreweries increasingly joining the hard seltzer craze

A number of New York microbreweries are joining the hard seltzer craze. NewYorkUpstate.com reports the zero sugar, low carb low calorie drink has been the fastest growing in the adult beverage market in recent years. “At the beginning of this hard seltzer ... MORE
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FLX WEEKLY: Sparkling for the New Year (podcast)

Cayuga Lake Wine Director Katherine Chase is back-in studio with Sydney Radka and Jim Sinicropi for our final Wine Wednesday episode of the year. We’ll sample sparkling wines to consider for your New Year’s Eve celebrations on Friday night.  ... MORE
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Are liquor stores open for Christmas and New Year’s?

Christmas and New Year’s normally bring on some family parties. This means many people might be looking to stock up their liquor cabinet. It may be a good idea to stock up now, because with the holidays starting now, you may miss ... MORE
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Keeler retiring as Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards President at year’s end

The President of Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards is stepping down at the end of the year. According to the Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance, John Keeler has been President since 2009. A Hazlitt news release said: “John has served the company well and led ... MORE
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THE PINTCAST: Chad Meigs from DrinkNYCraft.com (podcast)

In our first episode, FingerLakes1.com’s Ted Baker talks with Chad Meigs from DrinkNYCraft.com, offering home delivery of beers from a growing list of New York craft breweries.  ... MORE
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FLX WEEKLY: Montezuma Winery winemaker Phil Plummer & Thanksgiving Weekend (podcast)

Montezuma Winery winemaker Phil Plummer is in-studio with Cayuga Lake Wine Trail director Katherine Chase, Sydney Radka and Jim Sinicropi to preview the Thanksgiving holiday weekend ahead. Also, we’ll learn about how the wine is made at Montezuma and sample some great ... MORE
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Are liquor stores open on Thanksgiving Day?

Americans are getting ready to celebrate Thanksgiving, but do they need to purchase their alcohol for celebrating ahead of time? Grocery stores are normally open at some point during the holiday, but whether you can buy liquor and wine there depends on ... MORE
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Winemaker, co-owner of Hermann J. Wiemer, Standing Stone vineyards named Winemaker of the Year

Fred Merwarth, Head Winemaker and Co-owner of Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard and Standing Stone Vineyards has been awarded the Wine Enthusiast Magazine Wine Star Award for Winemaker of the Year. The magazine writes of the awards, “This year marks the 22nd anniversary ... MORE
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FLX WEEKLY: Kristen Moore & Alyssa Johnson on Finger Lakes Wine (podcast)

Kristen Moore, educator for Seneca Meadows Education Center, is here with Alyssa Johnson from the Montezuma Audubon Center. Kristen joined Audubon full-time in July and is now splitting her time between the SMEC and MAC. Kristen and Alyssa join Sydney Radka and ... MORE
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FLX WEEKLY: Pairing Wine & Halloween Candy (podcast)

Cayuga Lake Wine Trail Director Katherine Chase is back in-studio for another edition of Wine Wednesday. With Halloween coming up this weekend, we sample some great local wines to pair with your favorite candy and look ahead to the last weekend of ... MORE
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FLX WEEKLY: Swedish Hill co-owner Dave Peterson on Wine Wednesday (podcast)

On the final Wednesday of September, Cayuga Lake Wine Trail Executive Director Katherine Chase is back in-studio along with Dave Peterson from Swedish Hill. Katherine and Dave join Sydney Radka and Jim Sinicropi to taste and talk wine and to look ahead ... MORE
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Finger Lakes Festival of Lights to celebrate unveiling with a launch party

The Finger Lakes Festival of Lights is hosting a launch party for their official unveiling at Grist Iron Brewing Company. The Finger Lakes Festival of Lights is brought to the area and organized by a newly established partnership, American Lantern Festivals Inc., ... MORE