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Pondering the future of nature and wine

Pondering the future of nature and wine
A panel discussion entitled “Future of Nature: Wine” was held Thursday, May 23 at Ravines Wine Cellars on Barracks Road in Geneva. Ravines donated a wine tasting with hors d’oeuvres for all the guests prior to the discussion, which was sponsored by Seneca Meadows Inc., the waste management and recycling facility located in Seneca Falls. The guest panelists were Paul... more

Beak and Skiff’s 1911 launches one its ‘most unique’ products ever

Beak and Skiff’s 1911 launches one its ‘most unique’ products ever
1911 Established, from Beak & Skiff, is rolling out "one of the most unique products" they have ever created. Shipments of 1911's new Canned Cocktails are going out and hitting store shelves. There are two flavors, Honeycrisp Cocktail which uses the farm's fresh Honeycrisp cider, Honeycrisp vodka, and some lemon. It is described as being sweet with the familiar taste... more

Finger Lakes shines at ‘al fresco flx’

Finger Lakes shines at ‘al fresco flx’
In a Finger “Laking” good mix of sharp minds and entrepreneurial passion, leaders of local tourism, agriculture, fine food and beverage, and the farm-to-table movement came together Monday to share stories and strategies for growth. The occasion: the first ever “al fresco flx” event, hosted by the Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce and LNB Banking at the Ramada Plaza by Wyndham... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Local impact of the NY Wine Industry Association (podcast)

It’s fair to say that the Finger Lakes Region benefits from a stable, advancing wine industry. That’s exactly what the New York Wine Industry Association is aiming to accomplish. The not for profit advocates for stability and advancement of the wine industry in New York through advocacy and public education. It’s the only association of wine and grape professionals across... more

FLX WEEKLY: June Arrives in the Finger Lakes & Katherine Chase in-studio (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: June Arrives in the Finger Lakes & Kathrine Chase in-studio (podcast)
Katherine Chase, Executive Director of the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail joins Sydney Rogers, Josh Durso & Jim Sinicropi to look ahead to the first weekend of June in the Finger Lakes including the Sips & Succulents event on the wine trail. Our favorite local photos from the past week, a look at the weekend weather outlook and more on Wednesday’s... more

Fundraiser set for Naples winemaker Tim Moore

Fundraiser set for Naples winemaker Tim Moore
Winemaker Tim Moore beat skin cancer several years ago. Sadly, he was told earlier this year that cancer has returned, and he is now battling Stage 4 brain metastases. Moore and his wife, Diane, own Inspire Moore Winery in Naples. The recent diagnosis prompted the Moores to do research that led them to one of the best brain cancer oncologists... more

Panel to explore ‘Future of Wine in the Finger Lakes’

Panel to explore ‘Future of Wine in the Finger Lakes’
Six panelists will discuss how weather and climate affect the Finger lakes wine industry Thursday. The event, hosted by the Nature Conservancy, will be 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Ravines Wine Cellars, 400 Barracks Road, Geneva. Finger Lakes Times: Read More more

Sips & Succulents along Cayuga Wine Trail will benefit breast cancer research

Sips and Succulents along Cayuga Wine Trail will benefit breast cancer research
The Cayuga Wine Trail is partnering with the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund to bring a fun event to show support for those who have been affected by breast cancer. All 14 wineries will be participating in the two-day event, which begins Saturday, June 1st. The event will continue on Sunday, June 2nd – running from 10 a.m.... more

WATCH: Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance 100 year commemorative video

WATCH: Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance 100 year commemorative video
On April 25, 1919, the Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance founders came together in Auburn, New York to organize a cooperative to promote tourism in the region. 100 years later the tourism industry in the region has grown beyond their wildest expectations. Below is an outstanding video the FLTA produced to commemorate their 100 year anniversary. more

New Canandaigua cidery prepares for its Star turn

New Canandaigua cidery prepares for its Star turn
Every fall, the farm families behind the people of Star Cider would gather round and make apple cider. Cortni Stahl’s husband Adam grew an interest in how this cider was made and he, too, began making his own every fall. “He loved that it was a gathering of the families,” Cortni Stahl said. “Everybody helped pick the apples and press... more

Cayuga County-area wineries, distillery take medals at competition

Cayuga County-area wineries, distillery take medals at competition
Several Cayuga County-area wineries and one distillery took medals at the 19th annual Finger Lakes Wine International Wine Competition held in April in Rochester. More than 2,800 wines from more than 450 wineries in 42 states and 16 countries were entered into the competition. They were evaluated by a panel of 54 judges (27 men and 27 women) representing distributors,... more

Keuka Springs celebrates success in the Finger Lakes

Keuka Springs celebrates success in the Finger Lakes
Here are a few odds and ends from the world of food and drink, starting with wine. Keuka Spring Vineyards will uncork its annual Wine Education Series with "I've Gone Gewürz!" The four-tasting event series kicks off Friday, May 31, and Saturday, June 1. Others in the series include "Shrimp & Chardonnay," June 28 and 29; "Merlot & Mignon," July... more

Pickering Pub project may get grant help

Pickering Pub project may get grant help
No one on City Council seems to have an issue with the plan to redevelop the Pickering Pub. But councilmembers are divided on whether federal funding should be used to help transform the longtime South Main Street establishment into an upscale bar focused on specialty and craft cocktails and higher-end wines. City Council voted 6-3 on Thursday night to act... more

A perfect pairing: Young Lion Brewing and senior golfers

A perfect pairing: Young Lion Brewing and senior golfers
Young Lion Brewing Co. is hoping it scores a hole-in-one with its limited-edition Hill of Fame Light IPA beer. The microbrewery on Lakeshore Drive and the PGA of America partnered on the session beer, which is meant to celebrate the local golf and beer community and to highlight the upcoming Kitchenaid Senior PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club. Wright... more

FLCC students bring their wine to the table

FLCC students bring their wine to the table
Some of you might be heading off on a Finger Lakes wine tour this weekend, and you'll likely discover wineries you didn't even know were here…because they weren't. The wine industry continues to grow, contributing billions of dollars to the regional economy. To accommodate that growth, Finger Lakes Community College started a special degree program in 2009. On Friday, former... more

A sustainable wine future in the Finger Lakes

A sustainable wine future in the Finger Lakes
April 23, about 40 from the wine and grape industry met at Heron Hill Winery to chart a sustainable future for the Finger Lakes wine region. The group included area growers and winemakers, along with experts from Cornell University and New York Wine & Grape Foundation. They talked about a plan first promoted more than a decade ago — VineBalance... more

Prison City IPA wins, gaining even more recognition

Prison City IPA wins, gaining even more recognition
Prison City Pub & Brewery in Auburn added more hardware to its collection Saturday at the TAP New York Craft Beer and Food Festival in Hunter Mountain, where the brewpub took the gold medal in the New England India pale ale category for its Mass Riot IPA. Prison City owners Marc and Dawn Schulz are pouring the brewpub's beer at... more

Other Half Brewing opens in Bloomfield

Other Half Brewing opens in Bloomfield
The news that beer lovers have been waiting months to hear is here. Finally. The Brooklyn-based Other Half Brewing is open at the former Nedloh’s site on Routes 5 and 20. For Paul Kraeger of Henrietta, who has been hearing about it “forever” and anxiously awaited its opening, the chance to sample an IPA or a sour or a stout... more
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