Category: Wine/beer/beverage

‘We are definitely coming back’: Owners of Hollerhorn Distilling plan to rebuild after fire destroys most of facility

‘We are definitely coming back’: Owners of Hollerhorn Distilling plan to rebuild after large fire

The owners of Hollerhorn Distilling in Naples are working to rebuild after a fire earlier this month destroyed a large portion of the facility. The fire broke out in the early morning hours of May 12. It destroyed the tasting room, dining ... MORE
Glenora Wine Cellars, the first winery on Seneca Lake, is up for sale for $10.8 million

Glenora Wine Cellars, the first winery on Seneca Lake, is up for sale for $10.8 million

Glenora Wine Cellars, the first winery on Seneca Lake, is up for sale after over 40 years under the same ownership. Today the region is home to over 100 wineries, but Glenora Wine Cellars holds the special honor of being the first ... MORE
Seneca County: Proposed amendment to social host law would penalize adults who host parties with underage marijuana use

Seneca County: Proposed amendment to social host law sent back to committee

The Seneca County Board of Supervisors was expected to approve a proposed amendment to the county’s social host law at its meeting last week. Instead, the law is in the hands of the public safety committee for further review. The motion to ... MORE
UPDATE: Naples residents band together to help Hollerhorn Distillery after overnight fire

Naples residents band together to help Hollerhorn Distilling after overnight fire destroys large portion of building

A GoFundMe campaign to help a local business damaged by a fire raised nearly $30,000 within the span of 24 hours. The Naples community rallied to support Hollerhorn Distilling owners Melissa Fargnoli-Neubauer and Karl Neubauer after a fire in the early hours ... MORE
FLCC students finish up year-long winemaking project with support from Waterloo Container

Donation from Waterloo Container helps FLCC students finish year-long winemaking project

It’s the time of year when Finger Lakes Community College students head to the Viticulture and Wine Center in Geneva to complete their final practicum. Using bottles donated by Waterloo Container, the students’ year-long project culminated in an array of Riesling, Chardonnay, ... MORE
Fire at Hollerhorn Distilling in Naples destroys portion of building

Fire at Hollerhorn Distilling in Naples destroys portion of building

UPDATE: Officials say the tasting room, bar and dining area were destroyed. A wall prevented the damage from extending to the distillery portion of the building. No one was in the building at the time of the fire. There were no hydrants ... MORE
Drinks-to-go law in NYS: What you need to know

Drinks-to-go and NYS traffic law: What you need to know

Alcohol-to-go sales were secured in New York with the passage of the state budget in early April. Let’s dive deeper into what this change means for drivers and law enforcement. Since alcohol-to-go was included in thr FY 2022-23 state budget, questions have ... MORE
Spotted lanternfly: Invasive species poses threat to Finger Lakes wine, beer industries

Spotted lanternfly: Invasive species poses threat to key Finger Lakes industries

U.S. Congressman Joe Morelle is pushing hard for legislation to limit the spread of the invasive Spotted Lanternfly. The Spotted Lanternfly was first spotted in Pennsylvania in 2014. Since then, the species native to Asia has gone to affect agriculture across the ... MORE
Debate over agricultural commerce “brewing” in the town of Geneva

Debate over agricultural commerce “brewing” in the town of Geneva

Some brewery and winery owners in the town of Geneva are worried about potentially losing the revenue from hosting events and festivals at their properties. On Tuesday, the Geneva Town Board is expected to schedule a public hearing on a proposal to ... MORE
INSIDE THE FLX: Geneva Rotary Club Service Above Self Garden Party (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Geneva Rotary Club Service Above Self Garden Party (podcast)

In this episode, we visit with Geneva Rotarians Hellen Kelley and Kelsey Journell, who are helping plan the Service Above Self Garden Party cocktail reception May 12 at Rose Hill Mansion. The event is the major annual fundraiser for the club, funding ... MORE
Live from Linden returns to downtown Geneva tonight

Live from Linden returns to downtown Geneva tonight

Live from Linden returns to downtown Geneva tonight. The Finger Lakes Times reports Linden St. will once again be closed to vehicle traffic on Fridays and Saturdays during the spring and summer. Real estate developer and downtown property owner Dave Linger, one ... MORE
New York’s alcohol to-go policy is here to stay, concerns raised over increased liability for business owners

Alcohol to-go policy is here to stay: Concerns raised over increased liability for NY restaurants

The popular measure that allowed restaurants to sell alcohol to-go during the pandemic is back for good as part of the state budget. Some restaurant owners credit drinks to-go with keeping their business afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic. Still, others worry about ... MORE
Canandaigua Kiwanis Chef’s Challenge seeks donations, sponsorships and chefs

Canandaigua Kiwanis Chef’s Challenge seeks donations, sponsorships and chefs

After being cancelled in 2020 and going virtual last year, the Canandaigua Kiwanis Club’s Chef’s Challenge is back as an in-person event this year. The club is seeking chefs, beverage donations and sponsorships for the event, May 1 at King’s Catering on ... MORE
New York Kitchen plans expansion for Canandaigua facility

New York Kitchen plans expansion for Canandaigua facility

The non-profit New York Kitchen plans a new educational space to enlarge their Canandaigua tasting room. The 800 S Main St. non-profit opened their facility in 2006. The new outdoor terrace space will be open three seasons a year and located on ... MORE
Craft beverage makes can get temporary permits while waiting for liquor licenses

Craft beverage makers can get temporary permits while waiting for liquor licenses

Make beer or cider, get your liquor license later. The state Liquor Authority is accepting applications that will allow craft beverage makers to begin manufacturing and selling their products while their liquor license applications are pending. It takes up to six months ... MORE