BrewFest at the Boatyard Beer Garden in Romulus held Saturday (photos & video)

BrewFest at the Boatyard Beer Garden in Romulus held Saturday (video)
The Boathouse Beer Garden on route 89 in Romulus held their annual BrewFest on Saturday. FingerLakes1.com’s Zach Cornett was there to capture some scenes from the popular event that features several local craft breweries, live music and food. .             more

WEEKEND EVENTS: Plenty going on in the Finger Lakes October 12th – 14th

Weekend Events: Things to do in the Finger :
Now that we are officially in the month of October, the temperature is dropping and the leaves are changing colors which means it’s that time of year again for haunted houses, pumpkin patches, apple picking and much more! Listed below are a few of the many events taking place this weekend around the Finger Lakes region for your friends and... more

Auburn site among candidates for Prison City’s new brewery

Auburn site among candidates for Prison City’s new brewery
One possible location of Prison City Pub & Brewery’s long-awaited expansion has been identified. The Auburn brewpub’s owners, Dawn and Marc Schulz, have applied to the city’s Zoning Board of Appeals for a use variance at 4022 Technology Park Blvd., according to a legal notice posted by the city. The variance would allow for the production of beer and the... more

del Lago Resort & Casino’s Tasting Tuesday Series raises $1,000 for Helping Hounds Dog Rescue of DeWitt

del Lago Resort & Casino’s Tasting Tuesday Series raises $1,000  for Helping Hounds Dog Rescue of DeWitt
del Lago Resort & Casino hosted another successful Tasting Tuesday event on Aug. 21st with proceeds benefitting Helping Hounds Dog Rescue of DeWitt. The Tasting Tuesday series (formerly Savor del Lago) is a monthly event featuring wine, beer, and cider samplings from local Finger Lakes wineries, breweries, and cideries. Proceeds from the event support a different local charity each month.... more

FLCC wines earn industry honors

FLCC wines earn industry honors
For the third straight year, wine produced by students at the Finger Lakes Community College Viticulture and Wine Center has been honored in a competition that’s considered the “Oscars” of the state wine industry. Five of the six 2017 vintage wines produced by students received medals at the New York Wine Classic competition held Aug. 7 and 8 at the... more

Kendall named a ‘Top Tastemaker’ in Dundee

Kendall named a  ‘Top Tastemaker’ in Dundee
Nathan Kendall, of Dundee, has been named one of the “Top 40 Under 40 Tastemakers Of 2018” by Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Owner and winemaker under his own label, Nathan K., and partner/winemaker at Hickory Hollow with his parents, Bruce and Suzanne Kendall, Nathan is also partner in a new niche wine label, Chëpìka. Describing the 40 Under 40 group, Wine... more

Finger Lakes wins best wine region, F.L.X. Table best winery restaurant

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The picturesque Finger Lakes wine region was named top wine region in the USA Today 10Best Reader’s Choice poll, besting famed areas such as Napa Valley in California, Willamette Valley in Oregon and Walla Walla Valley in Washington. In addition, F.L.X. Table, a cozy eatery on the narrow, block-long Linden Street in Geneva, has won best winery restaurant, with the... more

Jim Boeheim and Daniel Baldwin join in fundraiser at The Krebs

Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim and actor Daniel Baldwin came together at The Krebs in Skaneateles Thursday night to benefit the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund of CNY. Daniel Baldwin served cocktails for almost two hours before dinner and donated all cash tips to the cause. Syracuse.com: Read More Had a great night at The Krebs last night... more

Anthony Road to host 17th annual Federweisser Festival

Anthony Road Wine Company is hosting their 17th annual Federweisser Festival on Saturday, September 22 from noon to five. The festival is a celebration to kickoff the 2018 harvest season. Federweisser- a partially fermented, frothy, young, wine made from the first fruits of the harvest- will be flowing all afternoon. The celebration will feature traditional German fare including bratwurst, sauerkraut,... more

Keuka sweeps top wine honors

Two wineries of Keuka Lake have made a clean sweep of the top awards of the 33rd New York Wine Classic awards.The Governor’s Cup, the most esteemed award given at the Classic, was presented to Keuka Spring Vineyards, of Penn Yan, for their 2017 Gewürztraminer. And Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery, of Pulteney, was named Winery of the Year. Gov. Andrew... more

Keuka Lake wineries win top awards

It’s a good year for Keuka Lake wineries. Keuka Spring Vineyards of Penn Yan can now boast three Governor’s Cups after the winery’s 2017 Gewürztraminer captured the top prize and Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery was again presented with the Winery of the Year award in the 2018 New York Wine Classic Aug. 8. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced the winners... more

Tap room dispute lives on in Barrington

Town officials in Barrington have agreed to consult with the town’s attorney about a potential lawsuit related to the town’s handling of issues with the Olney Place store on State Route 54. The town received a July 20 letter from Alan Knauf of Knauf Shaw LLP in Rochester which states that Olney Place neighbor Marion Louden and other neighbors were... more

Auburn brewpub wins gold medal for IPA at Governor’s Cup contest

A New England-style India pale ale from Auburn’s Prison City Pub & Brewery has once again come out on top of a competition. The brewpub’s Control for Smilers took the gold medal in the New England-style IPA category at the second annual New York State Craft Beer Competition, whose results were announced Wednesday. The competition, a partnership between the New... more

Anthony Road Winery to host 4th Annual Twilight 5K and Kids Fun Run

Anthony Road Wine Company will be hosting their 4th annual Twilight 5K and Kids Fun Run on Friday, August 10th at 6:30 pm. Registration is $20 and proceeds benefit the Keuka Lake Outlet Trail & Geneva High School Cross Country Program. It is sure to be a fun evening of running, walking or skipping, if you like! The race will... more

Dr. Konstantin Frank Launches The Terrace at 1886

After months of construction and planning, Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery is launching their newest tasting experience on Tuesday, July 31 – The Terrace at 1886. The tasting experience will be a seated tasting experience on the newly constructed rooftop terrace at the historic Chateau Frank overlooking sweeping views of the vineyards and Keuka Lake. Elaborating on Dr. Konstantin Frank’s 1886... more

Popular Brooklyn brewery to open second location in Ontario County

A popular Brooklyn brewery announced Tuesday that it has purchased an Ontario County facility and will open a second location there. According to the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Other Half Brewing has purchased the former Nedloh Brewing Co. in East Bloomfield for $660,000. The Brooklyn brewery will invest $1.8 million into upgrading the two-story facility and building two more, one... more

Sen. Helming aims to ‘level’ playing field for hops farmers

Senator Pam Helming today announced that the New York State Senate passed a bill that she sponsors to include hop yards in the definition of agricultural land. The legislation (S.8841) would give hops farmers the same opportunities as orchard and vineyard owners to apply for agricultural tax exemptions. This measure will support the continued growth of New York’s hops industry... more
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