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Here’s a toast to China: FLX international exports Finger Lakes wines

A father and son duo, Lance and Matthew McFetridge, are making their love of the Finger Lakes, of the wines produced there, and their connections to the Far East a new business opportunity. Working with local wineries, Keuka Spring, McGregor Vineyard, Fox Run, Boundary Breaks, and Red Newt Cellars, the McFetridges are making sure the region is represented in the... more

Winery digs into Linden Street food scene

When the small Linden Street restaurant Cebo closed earlier this year, it gave skeptics the opportunity to suggest that the success of the emerging city dining and drinking hub had been overstated. They didn’t have much of a chance to spout off. The spot at 34 Linden St. got gobbled up in no time by the folks who own Three... more

Beyond Riesling: New name, new focus for this year’s wine festival

The New York State Wine Festival is a celebration of wine — and for the first time this year, the festival will be showcasing all state-produced wines, not just a particular type and not from a single region. Formerly known as the Finger Lakes Riesling & Craft Beer Festival, the New York State Wine Festival will take place August 12-13... more

Geneva’s War Horse pulls off trifecta at biggest state beer competition ever

A brewery from Geneva and one from Brooklyn were the big winners at the first New York Craft Beer Competition. War Horse Brewing garnered the most medals with three and Threes Brewing’s was awarded two medals, including one for the best beer in the state. The winners — 45 medal-winning breweries — were announced Thursday. (Full list below.) Medals were... more

Canal Jam 2017 announced for Waterloo over Labor Day Weekend

The Second Annual Canal Jam has been announced by organizers for Waterloo this Labor Day Weekend. Last year’s event was an overwhelming success as hundreds came out to support local musicians and much more. Festival producer Lee Bieber reiterated his commitment to Waterloo by working to create a family-friendly, music-centered event over Labor Day Weekend that the entire community can... more

Heron Hill will release Riesling-Chardonnay to benefit EquiCenter

Heron Hill Winery will release their annual bottling of a Riesling-Chardonnay wine that will benefit the EquiCenter for therapeutic riding in Honeoye Falls. With each case sold, $24 will go directly to benefit The EquiCenter. The wine will be released in all three Heron Hill tasting rooms on Keuka, Seneca and Canandaigua Lake. It’s availability will begin on Wednesday, August... more

Betty Bayer & Jimmy Wilmot talk Tasting Tuesday on July 25th (video)

del Lago Resort and Casino’s next Tasting Tuesday is coming up on July 25, 2017 from 3 pm – 9 pm offering wine tasting and beer samples from over 20 local Finger Lake Region wineries and breweries. All proceeds of Tuesday’s event will benefit the National Women’s Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls. NWHOF Co-President Betty Bayer and del Lago... more

A new wave of winemakers in the FLX

Julia Hoyle is one of the new wave of incredibly talented, locally trained young winemakers bringing fresh ideas to wineries in the Finger Lakes. Hoyle first became interested in wine while pursuing her degree at William Smith College. She began her wine career in 2009 in the tasting room at Fox Run winery while still in college. A few years... more

Aurora, Skaneateles restaurants win Wine Spectator awards for selections

Wine Spectator magazine’s 2017 Restaurant Awards have recognized two Cayuga County-area restaurants for their wine selections. The Aurora Inn, 391 Main St., Aurora, and its wine director, Erin McElhinney, received an Award of Excellence. For more information about the restaurant, visit innsofaurora.com or call (315) 364-8888. The Krebs, 53 W. Genesee St., Skaneateles, and its sommelier, Jared Stafford-Hill, received a... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Organizers ready for Canal Fest 2017 (podcast)

It’s been a lot of work, but for organizers Anne Sandroni, Dennis Schannel and the entire Canal Fest team – it’s been infinitely worth the effort. “It’s great to see Seneca Falls come together in this way,” Sandroni explained while on a special edition of the Inside the FLX podcast. The duo talked about the efforts, and energy that has... more

Finger Lakes wineries join national organization for weekend symposium

Women for WineSense is a national organization dedicated to wine education, leadership and networking. Its roots date back nearly three decades — and how it was born is as interesting as the fermentation process itself. Michaela Rodeno and Julie Johnson founded Women for WineSense in 1990. They were prompted by their children coming home from school and asking “Why are... more

Tasting Tuesday event at del Lago to benefit Seneca County HOC

Tasting Tuesday gets underway tomorrow, June 27th, at 3:00 pm through 9:00 pm at del Lago Resort and Casino with all proceeds to benefit the Seneca County House of Concern. Guests can enjoy wine and beer tastings from over 20 local Finger Lake Region wineries and breweries. The first 2,000 guests will receive a del Lago tasting glass. The event... more

NY wine, wine chief on the move

New York’s 20 wine trails aren’t lost on Sam Filler, who recently took the helm at the New York Wine and Grape Foundation. The newly dubbed executive director of the organization is on the road most of the time, leaving his Manhattan home to talk with winemakers, meet with industry groups and delve deeper into the business of boosting an... more

Muranda Cheese Company unveiling new event barn this weekend

A barn built in 1891 is getting ready to see new use, as Muranda Cheese Company is set to hold an “Open Barn” event this weekend. The barn will be available to rent for weddings, parties and other events. Originally built by the Pratt brothers of Waterloo in 1891 – the structure was owned by Lynn Shaffer. The Reginald barn... more

Canal Fest getting closer: Boaters, businesses urged to participate in Aquacade

The Seneca Falls Business Association (SFBA) is inviting all boaters, kayakers, jet skiers, canoers, tubers, floats, and all other watercraft owners and operators to participate in The Aquacade Watercraft Parade on Saturday, July 8th at 4:00 pm during the upcoming Seneca Falls Canal Fest. Businesses and organizations are encouraged to decorate their watercraft to their liking, according to organizers. Individuals... more

del Lago Summer IPA to launch this week

del Lago Resort & Casino is about to add one more unique feature to its repertoire. As it continues its promise to partner with local businesses, the resort is thrilled to announce it has joined forces with local brewery CB Craft Brewers to launch a custom India Pale Ale. On June 22nd, the resort and casino will introduce del Lago... more

Canandaigua brewery goes for three

Although his sights were set on Geneva for a while, Twisted Rail Brewing co-owner John McMullen said an opportunity for the right spot for a tasting room, restaurant and brewery failed to develop right away. That changed when he and partner Ian Boni found a vacant theater building on Exchange Street, near Seneca Lake. And then things changed really fast.... more
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