Wine Symposium of the Finger Lakes coming in June

Aimed at wine enthusiasts, the annual Wine Symposium of the Finger Lakes is an exquisite wine and food experience held in the heart of the Finger Lakes, in Geneva, N.Y.A celebration of the excellence of the region’s grape growers and winemakers, the Wine Symposium of the Finger Lakes includes the Finger Lakes AVA Riesling Challenge. A Grand Tasting Event on Friday, June 13, 2014, will showcase the wines of the finalists, and trophies will be awarded to the competition winners.On Saturday, June 14, 2014, Michael Warren Thomas of savorlife.com, welcomes Symposium registrants to a day of wine tasting and learning, alongside international experts, about the Finger Lakes American Viticultural Area (AVA) in the context of the world’s key wine producing regions.A structured tasting seminar on the principles of pairing food and wine is followed by breakout seminars by acclaimed industry experts on cool-climate white, red, and sparkling wines. A keynote address and a five-course luncheon with Finger Lakes wines concludes the symposium. The Wine Symposium is presented annually, offering an entertaining and educational forum with international wine and food experts. The Wine Symposium of the Finger Lakes and the Finger Lakes AVA Riesling Challenge are the collaborative effort of Geneva Growth and the Finger Lakes Wine Alliance, with support from the New York Wine and Culinary Center, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, and the City of Geneva.Location:Geneva Visitor’s Center at Seneca LakefrontScandling Center at Hobart and William Smith CollegesDate/time:June 13 & 14, 2014Admission: $35 for Grand Tasting only, Friday, June 13$150 for Symposium (includes Grand Tasting)Website:winesymposiumfingerlakes.com

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