Category: Wine & Spirits

Seneca Lake Wine Trail gets big win, recognition from Trip Advisor

Seneca Lake Wine Trail gets big win, recognition from Trip Advisor

The Seneca Lake Wine Trail has been named a Trip Advisor 2020 Travelers’ Choice Winner. The recognition comes from consistently positive user reviews, according to Trip Advisor. According to a release, the awards take into account the quality and quantity of traveler ... MORE
FLX WEEKLY: Wine Slushies & Katherine Chase in-studio (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: Wine Slushies & Katherine Chase in-studio (podcast)

It’s another Wine Wednesday and Cayuga Lake Wine Trail Director Katherine Chase is back in-studio with some wine slushies. We’ll talk and sample wine slushies, get the latest on how the Covid-19 pandemic continues to impact local wineries, and take a look ... MORE
Despite evolving expectations, optimism still abound in wine industry

Despite evolving expectations, optimism still abound in wine industry

What is next for the wine industry? That’s a big question, but some advocates in the business say things have improved – from the grim outlook that existed just a few months ago. Traffic is returning, staff have been hired back, and ... MORE
Wine industry deals with being lumped in with bars, restaurants amid new mandates for food service

Wine industry deals with being lumped in with bars, restaurants amid new mandates for food service

The Coronavirus Pandemic has resulted in big shifts in the way businesses operate. New guidance and regulations have been coming out on a weekly basis from Albany, resulting in a lot of confusion among certain industries. The wine and craft beverage industry ... MORE
FLX WEEKLY: Amy Pedulla-Kelsey of D.A. Liquors (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: Amy Pedulla-Kelsey of D.A. Liquors (podcast)

D.A. Liquors in Seneca Falls is one of the longest operating retail businesses in Seneca Falls. Owner Amy Pedulla is in-studio with Sydney Rogers and Jim Sinicropi to talk about how the coronavirus has affected her business and what she is currently ... MORE
FLX WEEKLY LIVE AT 12:30 PM: Ciders of the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail, High School Graduations and here comes Phase 4 (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: Ciders of the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail, High School Graduations and here comes Phase 4 (podcast)

Cayuga Lake Wine Trail executive director Katherine Chase is back in-studio for the last Wednesday of June and she is bringing locally produced ciders to sample. We’ll also look ahead to the weekend which includes commencement ceremonies at high schools across the ... MORE
FLX WEEKLY: Ciders of the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: Ciders of the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail (podcast)

Cayuga Lake Wine Trail Executive Director Katherine Chase is back in-studio with a pair of cider offerings to taste from Thirsty Owl and Buttonwood Grove wineries. Then, a look at the final weekend of May ahead in the Finger Lakes.  ... MORE
Lawmaker introduces bill giving bars, restaurants ability to keep serving take-out alcohol

Lawmaker introduces bill giving bars, restaurants ability to keep serving take-out alcohol

A bill introduced by a state lawmaker would allow ‘take out’ drinks to continue moving forward. Sen. Brad Hoylman proposed allowing restaurants and bars to keep offering wine, beer, and cocktails for take-out and delivery two years after the emergency declaration ends ... MORE
Finger Lakes Wine Festival slated for July cancelled as pandemic concerns continue

Finger Lakes Wine Festival slated for July cancelled as pandemic concerns continue

The Finger Lakes Wine Festival, which is typically held on Watkins Glen has been cancelled. Organizers made the announcement on Friday. The event normally happens at Watkins Glen International. Events that were scheduled for June have been pushed to October. The Wine ... MORE
FLX WEEKLY: Katherine Chase in-studio with more local spirits (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: Katherine Chase in-studio with more local spirits (podcast)

Sydney Rogers and Jim Sinicropi are joined in-studio with Cayuga Lake Wine Trail Executive Director Katherine Chase for another “Wine Wednesday” edition of FLX Weekly. This month, however, it will be more locally distilled spirits that we’ll sample before looking at some ... MORE
Local beverage industry tries to contend with ‘new normal’

Local beverage industry tries to contend with ‘new normal’

The coronavirus has put everyone in a difficult position. Wineries and breweries are adapting to changes, as their new reality includes selling in ways that previously were not the norm. Tasting rooms are closed. The venues, where many operators have spent tens-of-thousands ... MORE
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THE LOVING CUP: Theresa Mendez & Michael Richards (podcast)

THE LOVING CUP: Theresa Mendez & Michael Richards (podcast)

Theresa Mendez is the owner of the Moonflower Macaroons in Auburn. Michael Richards a bartender at the Canopy at The Hilton in Ithaca, NY.. They are both in-studio with Katie MacIntyre today to discuss their relationship, growth and gratitude on the latest ... MORE
REPORT: Wine and grape industries generated $6.65B in economic activity in New York

REPORT: Wine and grape industries generated $6.65B in economic activity in New York

New York is the nation’s third leading wine-producing state, according to an analysis commissioned by the New York Wine & Grape Foundation. It was conducted by John Dunham & Associates, who has executed similar studies in the past. The numbers were awe-inspiring ... MORE
Red Wine: A Beginner’s Guide

Red Wine: A Beginner’s Guide

A glass of red wine can taste different from another glass of red wine. You probably have consumed numerous bottles of red wines, yet you still don’t understand much about it because let’s face it; wine can be intimidating. You may want ... MORE
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Advocates say New York should reduce threshold for DWI

Advocates around New York State are calling for a lower threshold for driving while intoxicated. The current state limit is 0.08%. Supporters want the state to lower the limit to 0.05%. A bill was introduced into the Senate last year, and another ... MORE
Annual pruning competition coming to Anthony Road Wine Company

Annual pruning competition coming to Anthony Road Wine Company

The FELCO pruning competition is an initiative by the FELCO Company to teach and demonstrate the importance of fine pruning in the vineyard industry. The FELCO Pruning contest targets Young Farmers and Collegiate students with a passion for Viticulture, and advanced or ... MORE
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Weekend event focuses on wine, chocolate around Seneca Lake

It’s no secret that chocolate and wine are a good pairing. That’s why it’s the centerpiece to an event coming up sponsored by the Seneca Lake Wine Trail. More than 20 wineries will be participating along the trail, and each will provide ... MORE
What to Eat in Finger Lakes

What to Eat in Finger Lakes

A beautiful area in New York State, Finger Lakes comes with a very interesting culinary offer, especially for those who are not from around there. If you are a fan of vibrant colors and fresh flavors, then this is the place for ... MORE
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