Category: Wine & Spirits

Auburn tavern’s beer fest to feature rare IPAs and more

Auburn tavern’s beer fest to feature rare IPAs and more

Tinkers Guild’s fourth annual Biggest Little Beerfest will once again live up to that name with a modest roster of some of the best breweries in the Northeast and beyond. The event will take place from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct ... MORE
FLX WEEKLY REVIEW: Tabora Farm and Winery in Dundee & Lacy Magruder Winery in Geneva (video)

FLX WEEKLY REVIEW: Tabora Farm and Winery in Dundee & Lacy Magruder Winery in Geneva (video)

In a recent episode of FLX Weekly, we reviewed a recent trip to  Tabora Farm and Winery in Dundee and Lacy Magruder Winery in Geneva, both bringing unique flavors to the Finger Lakes. Check out our impressions of both stops along Seneca ... MORE
Food, Life, video, Wine & Spirits
FLX WEEKLY REVIEW: Union Block in Penn Yan, Vineyard View Winery, Crooked Tusker Distillery & Dr. Konstantin Frank (video)

FLX WEEKLY REVIEW: Union Block in Penn Yan, Vineyard View Winery, Crooked Tusker Distillery & Dr. Konstantin Frank (video)

A review of dinner at the new Union Block Restaurant in Penn Yan and stops at Vineyard View Winery in Penn Yan, Crooked Tusker Distillery and Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery in Hammondsport. This segment originally appeared in our episode of FLX Weekly ... MORE
PHOTO GALLERY: Oktoberfest in Geneva over the weekend

PHOTO GALLERY: Oktoberfest in Geneva draws crowd from around the region

– Photos by Gabriel Pietrorazio An undergraduate student at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Pietrorazio has written for the Town Times of Watertown, Connecticut and Finger Lakes Times in Geneva, New York. He’s currently a reporter for FL1 News, and can be ... MORE
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Twisted Rail Brewing opens gorgeous facility in former Geneva theater

It’s been a long time since this former movie theater hosted a premiere. It will again on Friday when Twisted Rail Brewing Co. opens its doors on Exchange Street, showing the public to its new flagship location in the former Regent Theatre ... MORE
Winery on Keuka Lake host event to benefit community leveled by Hurricane Dorian

Winery on Keuka Lake host event to benefit community leveled by Hurricane Dorian

As brand development manager for Point of the Bluff Vineyards, Tambi Schweizer is a familiar face to many in the Finger Lakes wine industry. Those colleagues came out to support her last month, when the Steuben County winery on the west side ... MORE
Finger Lakes Distilling debuts a 10+ year-old malt whiskey

Finger Lakes Distilling debuts a 10+ year-old malt whiskey

The new McKenzie Single Malt Whiskey, according to those behind it, is a 10.5 year old expression made from 100% malted barley, 75% of which was grown in New York State. It is a whiskey the distillery worked on early on, given ... MORE
Tribute planned to late winemaker John Brahm

Tribute planned to late winemaker John Brahm

A tribute is planned to honor one of Ontario County’s pioneering winemakers, the late John Brahm. Brahm, co-founder and winemaker at Arbor Hill Grapery & Winery in South Bristol, died in March after an accident at his home in Naples. He was ... MORE
FLX is Best Wine Region again

FLX is Best Wine Region again

Being named Best Wine Region in 2018 was a big deal for Finger Lakes wineries, considering it was up against some of the most renowned wine regions in the nation, many from California. Getting the award for a second consecutive year is ... MORE
Life, Wine & Spirits
FLX WEEKLY: Labor Day Weekend in the Finger Lakes & Katherine Chase from Cayuga Wine Trail in-studio (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: Labor Day Weekend in the Finger Lakes & Katherine Chase from Cayuga Wine Trail in-studio (podcast)

Cayuga Lake Wine Trail Executive Director Katherine Chase in in-studio to taste some wine and help preview the Labor Day Weekend ahead in the Finger Lakes as the unofficial end of summer arrives. Katherine will look at Chardonnay “oaked” versus “unoaked” as ... MORE
CB Craft Brewers evicted, owes $73,000 to property owner

CB Craft Brewers evicted, owes $73,000 to property owner

CB Craft Brewers, the soon-to-close craft brewery in Honeoye Falls, was evicted from its building following an Aug. 20 court hearing. Court records obtained by the Democrat and Chronicle indicate owner Mike Alcorn and his company, Custom Brewcrafters Inc., owe $73,035.68 in lease payments, legal fees ... MORE
Cayuga County winery wins Riesling Winery of the Year; others honored

Cayuga County winery wins Riesling Winery of the Year; others honored

Two recent wine competitions have yielded several awards for Cayuga County wineries, including a Riesling distinction for one producer. Colloca Estate Winery in Fair Haven was named the 2019 New York Riesling Winery of the Year at the New York International Wine ... MORE
18th Annual Federweisser Festival coming to Anthony Road on Sept. 21

18th Annual Federweisser Festival coming to Anthony Road on Sept. 21

Anthony Road Wine Company is hosting their 18th annual Federweisser Festival on Saturday, September 21 from noon to five. The festival is a celebration to kickoff the 2019 harvest season. Federweisser- a partially fermented, frothy, young, wine made from the first fruits ... MORE
Finger Lakes Region in the running for ‘Best Wine Region’, ‘Best Wine Festival’ designations

Finger Lakes Region in the running for ‘Best Wine Region’, ‘Best Wine Festival’ designations

The Finger Lakes Region is once again in the running for USA Today’s America’s “Best Wine Region” and “Best Wine Festival” competitions. The region earned the “Best Wine Region” designation in 2018. Anyone can vote once a day, every day, until the ... MORE
Craft beer brewing up big business in Auburn

Craft beer brewing up big business in Auburn

It is a booming industry pouring jobs and money into communities across New York. With more than 400 licensed breweries around the state making an annual economic impact of $3.4 billion, we are learning how craft beer is brewing up something big ... MORE
Incinerator opponents gather to celebrate signing of law

Incinerator opponents gather to celebrate signing of law

Opponents of a proposed waste-to-energy incinerator in the town of Romulus gathered last week to celebrate Gov. Andrew Cuomo signing into law the Finger Lakes Community Preservation Act. The New York State Senate and Assembly had unanimously passed the legislation to stop ... MORE
Events, Life, Wine & Spirits
Price is going

Price is going up at some wineries for tastings, but so is quality and experience

One of the Finger Lakes wine region’s oldest and most respected wineries broke with a long-standing tradition this year. Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery on Keuka Lake is now charging a fee for all its wine tastings, after years of proudly maintaining a ... MORE
Tim Moore, owner of Inspire Moore Winery in Naples, dies at 51

Tim Moore, owner of Inspire Moore Winery in Naples, dies at 51

A harvest time tradition at Inspire Moore Winery is having the workers write an inspirational word on each barrel. Owner Tim Moore believed that the positive energy from these sentiments would find its way into his wines, said Diane Moore, his wife ... MORE