New York Beer Project opening massive brewery and gastropub in Victor

A destination brewery from the Buffalo area will soon open a second location in the Rochester area. The New York Beer Project, the massive Niagara County brewery modeled after New York’s majestic Grand Central Station, has eyes on Ontario County. Town leaders and brewery owners confirm that NYBP will open a second sister location in Victor, near Eastview Mall, as early as... more

The Dairy at Muranda is hosting their 3rd Open Barn of the season

The Dairy at Muranda is hosting their third Open Barn of the season on Sunday, July 22nd, that includes Music, a featured Food Truck, Cheese, Wine, Beer and Ciders. Free Music! 12PM – 3PM: Nate Michaels Music – A musician raised in the Finger Lakes region on NY, with a wide range of music in his repertoire. Also a singer/songwriter... more

Glenora to release second wine in ‘SpokesPup’ series to raise funds for local animal charities

On July 26th, Glenora Wine Cellars will release a new wine called, “GG’s Reserve,” which will join “Chase’s Reserve” in their SpokesPup series. GG’s Reserve is a semi-sweet white blend featuring GG, the winery’s second SpokesPup, and a rescue pup from rural Georgia, on the label. A portion of each bottle sold will be donated to local animal charities across... more

Prison City’s Mass Riot IPA repeats top 10 showing in blind tasting

Mass Riot is no fluke. Prison City Pub & Brewery’s India pale ale placed No. 6 in a blind tasting and ranking of 324 IPAs published Tuesday by Paste Magazine. The publication named Mass Riot No. 1 in a ranking of 247 IPAs in August 2016, raising the downtown Auburn brewpub’s profile and prompting regional beer enthusiasts to line up on State and Dill... more

Taste of Wayne County coming to Newark on July 17th

The Wayne County IDA is joining the Village of Newark, Greater Newark Chamber of Commerce, and Wayne County Farm Bureau to host Taste of Wayne County for a second year. The outdoor event will be held on Tuesday, July 17th from 4:30 to 8:30 pm along VanBuren Street from Main Street to East Avenue, and in the T. Spencer Knight... more

Cherry Fest a success at Varick Winery despite rain, clouds (video)

Despite the rainy, dreary weekend in the Finger Lakes – 2018’s Cherry Festival, hosted by Varick Winery & Vineyard went off without a snag. The event featured local musicians, local food, and a plethora of cherries – available for consumption and picking. “This is one of the most-unique events in the region,” Shelly Inglor said on Monday. The 21-year-old had... more

Finger Lakes or bust: how wineries are taking innovative approaches to changing climate

The winters of 2014 and 2015 dealt Tom and Susan Higgins, the owners of Heart & Hands Wine Co. in the Finger Lakes, a one-two punch that left them concerned about the viability of their business. It started with the fierce winter of 2014. January and February temperatures were a roller coaster ride from highs near 50, rapidly dipping down... more

Beer flows again at Olney Place in Barrington

After more than two years, customers at The Olney Place on Keuka Lake are able to drink a beer that is drawn from the taps on the bar in the tap room at Seth Olney’s deli and market. Olney learned last Friday, June 15, that his argument prevailed in a case before the Supreme Court of New York Appellate Division.... more

Labatt to feature Seneca Lake, other New York waterways in limited edition cans

Labatt USA will partner with Riverkeeper to further its efforts to sustain the Hudson River and its tributaries, and safeguard the drinking water for nine million New Yorkers. Labatt USA will make a $10,000 investment to support Riverkeeper’s efforts, which is part of a larger investment of more than $100,000 with Waterkeepers throughout the Great Lakes region. The partnership and... more

Eat, Drink and Be Murphy: Toasting heart-healthy wine, everyday

Say someone recommends a particular wine that, along with several other other lifestyle improvements, may help you to live to 100. You try it, right? And that’s what happened when this area “discovered” Sella & Mosca’s Cannonau di Sardegna, an Italian red from Sardinia that Ryan’s Wine & Spirits has been carrying since 2013. The wine was recommended by the... more

Seneca Falls 3rd annual Canal Festival

The Seneca Falls Business Association (SFBA) is inviting all groups, organizations, businesses, wineries, breweries, cideries, distilleries, restaurants, arts & craft vendors, food vendors, boaters, and watercraft of any kind to participate at this year’s Canal Fest. Last year’s Canal Fest drew an estimated 18,000 visitors over the 3-day event and anticipates that the amount of visitors will grow. SFBA is... more

First annual “A Taste of Penn Yan” festival to benefit the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Yates County

On June 3rd, 2018 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm, the Keuka Emporium Event Venue and Penn Yan Elks 1722 will host the first annual “A Taste of Penn Yan” spring festival. The event celebrates small-town pleasures in the heart of Penn Yan, featuring tastings from some of its best restaurant​s, wineries, breweries and specialty food shops. This year, A Taste of Penn Yan is helping raising awareness and... more

WeBe Brewing of Geneva gets its first medal

WeBe Brewing has been open less than two months, but it’s already a medal winner. The craft brewery, which opened in late March, captured a bronze medal at the TAP New York Craft Beer and Food Festival April 28 and 29 at Hunter Mountain in the Catskills, one of the major craft beer competitions in the state. FL Times: Read... more

Montezuma Winery owners purchase Seneca County winery

The owners of Montezuma Winery recently purchased a Seneca County winery, adding to their list of wineries owned. Kings Garden Vineyard, located at 9085 state Route 414 in Lodi, is one of four wineries and distilleries owned by the Martin family, according to a press release. The family also owns Kings Garden’s neighboring property, Idol Ridge Winery and Alder Creek... more

Buttonwood Grove Winery Named March Business of the Month

Located along Cayuga Lake in Romulus, Buttonwood Grove Winery was purchased by in 2014 by David and Melissa Pittard. Under their leadership, several enhancements have been made including the expansion of the winery’s production facility, the expansion of their signature summer music series and the addition of hard cider to compliment their award-winning wines. In 2017, Buttonwood Grove Winery won... more

First anniversary celebration for Fleur De Lis Brew Works

Fleur De Lis Brew Works celebrates their first year of business May 19th from 11 am until 9 pm. The brewery marks the day with special beer releases, first-run bottle offerings and fun for its new supporters and year-long loyalists. The day-long celebration includes several draft beer releases. “All in the Family,” braggot is the headlining release. Jon Paul Partee,... more
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