Finger Lakes Community College to host Vinters and Valentines

Finger Lakes Community College, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive, Hopewell, will host its Vinters and Valentines event at 6 p.m. Feb. 10. Local winemakers and FLCC viticulture students will be stationed at each table to discuss Finger Lakes wines that will be paired with a five-course meal prepared by culinary arts students. A silent auction will support the school’s viticulture and... more

Climbing Bines in Penn Yan rated ‘Best Brewery in NY’

Responding to the new wave of quality IPAs, stouts, ales, and lagers made in small craft breweries across the country, Buzzfeed, the international news and entertainment online magazine, asked Yelp, the world's premier customer review site, to pull data on the most popular brewery in every state. Yelp measured all their brewery data "using an algorithm that looked at the... more

King Ferry family re-creates corner store in Cayuga County

As a little girl growing up in the hamlet of King Ferry, Rebecca Binns remembers shopping at the Red & White grocery store on the corner of Route 90 and Route 34B. Built by Roy Tuttle Sr. as a hardware and appliance store in 1923, Lawrence and Francis Nedrow bought the building in the 1950s, transforming the space into King... more

Glenora Wine Cellars wins Knot of Best Weddings award

Glenora Wine Cellars announced on Tuesday that they had been selected as a 2017 winner in The Knot Best of Weddings, an award representing the highest-rated wedding professionals as reviewed by real couples, their families and wedding guests on The Knot. It’s the fourth consecutive year Glenora has been selected for this award, which names them to the prestigious The... more

WINNER: FLX Table named ‘best new restaurant’ in USA Today poll

It started out with 20 nominations selected by editors affiliated with the USA Today. That’s when people realized that FLX Table, a unique restaurant in Geneva had an impact. From the moment polling opened, many wondered about how long a restaurant in Geneva, New York could hang with establishments from major cities across the U.S. It was a question that would... more

No word from USA Today on whether FLX Table won poll; announcement set for Friday

Want to know whether FLX Table is the Best New Restaurant in the nation by way of an online reader poll conducted by USA Today? You’ll have to wait until Friday. So will FLX Table. Voting closed Monday afternoon, but the results won’t be announced until Friday, according to USA Today 10 Best. “Sorry! The leaderboard is closed for the... more

Ontario County student’s design will be featured on bottles of wine produced at FLCC Viticulture Center

This wine project is all in the family — the Finger Lakes Community College family, that is. Wine produced by FLCC viticulture students at the school’s Viticulture Center on Pre-emption Road will feature labels designed by student Noah Estrella of Bloomfield when it is bottled in the spring. Estrella and his classmates designed labels for a graphic design course taught... more

Upstate New York’s best brewery: And the winners are…

From double-hopped IPAs to barrel-aged sours, we tasted lots of beers on our hunt for Upstate New York’s Best Brewery. Our contest featured two of the well-known “big boys” of American craft brewing — Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown and Southern Tier Brewing in Lakewood (near Jamestown). Both have nationwide distribution, business partnerships with other major U.S. brewers, and fall easily... more

Mad Hops adds a twist to budget-friendly beer

Have you ever been drinking a Budweiser, Coors or Genesee, yet wishing you were sipping a pale ale, Irish porter or cherry wheat instead? Guess what? It’s possible now. All it takes is a squirt of a new product in your budget-friendly beer. Mad Hops flavored beer drops are the brainchild of South Bristol resident Peter Hanley. His prime distribution... more

Constellation sells wine business to a Canadian pension plan

A Victor-based company behind the Corona and Modelo line of beers and the country's third largest beer maker has completed a sale of its Canadian wine business. Constellation Brands said it completed a sale Monday of wineries, vineyards, retail stores and its Jackson-Triggs and Inniskillin lines to the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, the largest single-profession pension plan in Canada. The... more

Whiskey Boots: Auburn couple buys bar where they met, gives it country western makeover

For Jeanie and Dan Coe, opening a country western bar in Auburn was a spur-of-the-moment decision. As of opening day Nov. 18, the husband and wife are the owners and operators of Whiskey Boots at 192 State St. With weekly line dancing lessons on its spacious floor, live music and country-themed cocktails, the new bar caters to an audience the... more

Amid another hopping Mass Riot IPA release, Prison City named one of 2016’s best breweries

In snow flurries and 15-degree weather, craft beer fans still lined up outside Prison City Pub & Brewery in Auburn Thursday and Friday for a can of its coveted Mass Riot India pale ale. The downtown Auburn brewpub released 60 Crowlers (32-ounce cans) of the beer each day, and will release another 60 Saturday and Sunday. Both days so far,... more

Weather made 2016 good year for Finger Lakes wines

The persistent drought and heat of the summer made for a worrisome growing season for Finger Lakes area grape growers, but in the end, wine drinkers will likely enjoy some delicious wines made from 2016 grapes. Now that nearly all of the grapes have been harvested, crushed and pressed, most winemakers are excited about what they have fermenting in barrels... more

Cayuga Lake Wine Trail: Treleaven in King Ferry kicks off winter weekend schedule

Contrary to popular belief, the fun doesn’t stop when the temperature drops along the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail. One particular member winery continues to offer exciting experiences throughout the winter months. Treleaven, located along the eastern shore of Cayuga Lake in King Ferry, has a full schedule of fun to-dos for the weekends to come. The Citizen: Read More more

Canandaigua resident conquers his dream by opening brewery

Todd Reardon has never considered himself a big beer drinker. In the past, when the Canandaigua resident decided to crack open a brew, his choice would be one of the typical beer options found in any gas station cooler. The taste Reardon said he experienced from these common selections was bland — a taste he assumed came with all beers.... more

Prison City Pub & Brewery announces Mass Riot IPA, other December beer releases

Auburn’s Prison City Pub & Brewery will have an early Christmas present for the region’s craft beer fans. The 28 State St. brewpub announced Thursday that it will release its next batch of Mass Riot India pale ale — the beer that topped Paste Magazine’s blind taste test of the style this summer — Thursday through Sunday, Dec. 15 through... more

Chateau LaFayette Reneau 2015 Semi-Dry Riesling Earns Jefferson Cup

Chateau LaFayette Reneau is the proud recipient of a Jefferson Cup for its 2015 Semi-Dry Riesling at the recent 17th Annual Jefferson Cup Invitational Wine Competition, which took place in Kansas City, Missouri on November 17 and 18, 2016. With the addition of this recent award, winemaker Tim Miller celebrates a career total of five Jefferson Cups during his tenure... more

Vintage 2016: The only Finger Lakes constant is change

Unlike many other grape growing regions in the world, the weather conditions that influence each vintage in the Finger Lakes can vary drastically from one year to the next. For proof, look no further than the 2016 season. In the span of 12 months, we had one of the warmest winters on record (except for one night in mid-February), followed... more
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