Category: Wine & Spirits

Inside the FLX: Michael Warren Thomas talks wine industry, growth, and regional threats

Inside the FLX: Michael Warren Thomas talks wine industry, growth, and regional threats

On Thursday’s edition of Inside the FLX, Michael Warren Thomas, a popular local radio host and founder of Savor Life joined Josh Durso in-studio to discuss the wine industry, the financial impact of those businesses investing millions into the region, and just how ... MORE
From the deck at the Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery

From the deck at the Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery

The view of Keuka Lake from the deck at the Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery in Hammondsport on Saturday. The sky looked ominous over the lake but created a beautiful blanket of clouds. Photo by FL1 Staff ... MORE
Cayuga Lake Wine Trail: Fall means it's time to party

Cayuga Lake Wine Trail: Fall means it’s time to party

Fall has officially arrived here in the Finger Lakes. If there’s one thing we’re good at, it’s throwing a party. The wine industry loves to a good reason to rock, so join us as we celebrate harvest. October is jam-packed… The Auburn ... MORE
Fox Run grape harvest underway in Penn Yan

Fox Run grape harvest underway in Penn Yan

The annual grape harvest was underway at Fox Run Vineyards near Seneca Lake in Penn Yan on Monday. Photo by Susan Eisenhart ... MORE
FLL 360: From the top of Bully Hill

FLL 360: From the top of Bully Hill

We usually wait till the end of September before we make a trip to Hammondsport, NY and then drive up the hill to the Bully Hill Winery to look at the fall foliage. But Saturday was such a beautiful clear day that we ... MORE
Prison City Pub & Brewery announces award-winning IPA release details

Prison City Pub & Brewery announces award-winning IPA release details

They’ve been asking for it for weeks, and now they can get it. Prison City Pub & Brewery in Auburn announced Tuesday the release date of its next batch of Mass Riot India pale ale: Sunday, Sept. 11. Read More ... MORE
Cuomo: Finger Lakes wineries win top honors at New York Wine & Food Classic

Cuomo: Finger Lakes wineries win top honors at New York Wine & Food Classic

Two Finger Lakes wineries received the top awards at the 31st New York Wine & Food Classic held Tuesday and Wednesday in Watkins Glen. Billsboro Winery in Geneva received the Governor's Cup trophy for its 2013 syrah, which also won for best ... MORE
Cayuga County winery marks summer's final days

Cayuga County winery marks summer’s final days

With the recent addition of a large pavilion that includes a stage and garden area, the King Ferry Winery has expanded to include many family-friendly events. Read more from the Auburn Citizen ... MORE
Cayuga Wine Trail: Farm wineries doing a rain dance

Cayuga Wine Trail: Farm wineries doing a rain dance

Almost every month, I sit at my desk pondering, “What do people want to read about?” We’ve got the usual promotions, events, concert series and anniversary celebrations, as per usual. Read More ... MORE

How Auburn taxpayers might support Prison City Pub & Brewery’s downtown expansion

Laying the groundwork for a local brewpub’s plans to expand in downtown Auburn with a microbrewery may be funded, in part, by city taxpayers. Read More ... MORE
Finger Lakes Brewfest returning to Events Center

Finger Lakes Brewfest returning to Events Center

Check back at FingerLakes1.com for more on this story as it develops…The Geneva Family YMCA has scheduled its third annual Finger Lakes Brewfest for a different time of the year — and at the venue where it started. This year’s even has ... MORE

Pay up: Auburn bars served notice by music licensing groups

The bottom lines of a few new downtown Auburn bars just got a little smaller after they were contacted by music performance rights organizations. Within the last month, The Good Shepherds Brewing Co., Prison City Pub & Brewery and Moondog's Lounge have ... MORE
Hundreds crowd Prison City Pub & Brewery for release of No. 1 Mass Riot IPA

Hundreds crowd Prison City Pub & Brewery for release of No. 1 Mass Riot IPA

Mass Riot, indeed. About 100 people lined up Sunday morning outside Prison City Pub & Brewery on State Street for the re-release of the brewpub’s Mass Riot India pale ale, the beer that took No. 1 in Paste Magazine’s annual blind-tasting of ... MORE
Finger Lakes Brewfest returns Saturday in Geneva

Finger Lakes Brewfest returns Saturday in Geneva

The Geneva YMCA is hosting their third annual Finger Lakes Brewfest at the Geneva Events Center on Saturday from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM. Billed,“It’s good for what ales you”, Finger Lakes Brewfest features tastings from some of the best small breweries in ... MORE
NY breweries can now expand offerings

NY breweries can now expand offerings

New York breweries and wineries will now be able to sell other New York-made alcoholic beverages. Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday signed two bills that legalizes the sale of other alcohol companies’ products at breweries, wineries and cideries. Previously, the stores were ... MORE
Finger Lakes Wine Alliance names new director

Finger Lakes Wine Alliance names new director

Tracey DelloStritto of Dundee is the new executive director of the Finger Lakes Wine Alliance. Her hiring was announced Thursday by Wine Alliance Board of Directors chairwoman Erica Paolicelli, a partner at Three Brothers Wineries and Estates in Fayette. Read More ... MORE
Prison City Pub & Brewery IPA ranked No. 1 in America

Prison City Pub & Brewery IPA ranked No. 1 in America

Monday, Paste Magazine released the results of its annual blind-tasting and ranking of American India pale ales. The field of 247 beers from across the country featured heavyweights like Firestone Walker and Sierra Nevada, as well as critical darlings like Maine Beer ... MORE
Finger Lakes wineries praying for August rain

Finger Lakes wineries praying for August rain

The strong, deep, roots of mature grapevines have kept many of the area’s grape growers from feeling the heat of this summer’s drought — so far. As the hot, dry weather continues, though, some are starting to sweat. Nearly all of western ... MORE