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Craft beverage convention coming to del Lago in March

Craft beverage convention coming to del Lago in March
The 2019 Finger Lakes Craft Beverage Conference will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, at del Lago Resort & Casino, 1133 Route 414, Tyre. Hosted by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Seneca County, the conference will feature expert speakers on subjects related to craft beer and cider. Subjects will include marketing and improving businesses, updates from... more

New York Beer Project readies for opening in Victor

New York Beer Project readies for opening in Victor
Having driven by the New York Beer Project building a few times during the last few weeks, Tevin Tallons of Rochester was excited for the massive beer garden to open. What he wasn’t expecting was just how large the interior of the two-story, 15,000-square-foot structure is and just how large the menu of beer and food items was to choose... more

Constellation Brands acquires minority stake in Rochester’s Black Button Distilling

Constellation Brands acquires minority stake in Rochester’s Black Button Distilling
Victor-based Constellation Brands announced today it acquired a minority stake in craft spirits maker Black Button Distilling, whose production facility and tasting room is on Railroad Street near the Rochester Public Market. The investment was made through Constellation’s venture capital group that invests in premium, emerging brands in categories that provide strong scalability, consumer appeal and a unique niche in... more

Storm brewing for beer, winemakers during shutdown

Storm brewing for beer, winemakers during shutdown
When the partial government shutdown ends, hundreds of thousands of workers will get back pay — and that can’t come soon enough. That day will bring back pay for federal workers, but a backlog for workers in beer and wine. The buzz-kill: Shutdown at the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB). Before a new wine or brew can... more

Cayuga Wine Trail teams up with local charity, launches new event for 2019

Cayuga Wine Trail teams up with local charity, launches new event for 2019
The Cayuga Lake Wine Trail has teamed up with the Carol M Baldwin Breast Cancer Research fund to bring you a fun, new event that’ll please plant lovers and philanthropists alike. Sips & Succulents is a 2 day event on June 1st and 2nd taking place at all 14 member wineries along Cayuga Lake. Event goers will not only have... more

Hosmer wines receive positive reviews in Wine & Spirits Magazine

Hosmer wines receive positive reviews in Wine & Spirits Magazine
Hosmer Winery announced that many of our wines have received delightful Wine Enthusiast, Wine & Spirits & James Suckling scores. In the February 2019 edition of Wine & Spirits Magazine, you will find one of Hosmer Winery’s wines mentioned in the US New Releases section. Hosmer’s 2017 Late Pick Riesling received 94 points, being described as “modestly sweet, and yet... more

Ventosa wins WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award

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Ventosa Vineyards was announced as a winner of the renowned WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® in Geneva, New York. Ventosa received this esteemed award based on the outstanding experience they provided to newlyweds. “Ventosa Vineyards is honored to be one of the top wedding venues in Geneva on WeddingWire.com.” responded GM R.J. Passalacqua. This is Ventosa’s 5th year in a row... more

FLX wine region in heady company again

FLX wine region in heady company again
Acclaim for the Finger Lakes wine region keeps rolling in. On the heels of last year’s win as Best Wine Region in national polling by USA Today, the region has come in second on VinePair’s “World’s Top 10 Wine Destinations for 2019,” with the Sherry Triangle of Spain taking the top spot. “With over 70 wine-producing nations worldwide, and innumerable... more

Government shut down impacting breweries in Central New York

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As the partial government shutdown enters its third week, breweries across Central New York are starting to feel the impact. A consequence of the shutdown is a delay in approvals for craft brewers selling new beer. The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, one of the departments shut down because of the stalemate in Washington D.C., is in charge... more

Montezuma Audubon Center partners with Fleur de Lis Brew Works on ‘Birds Binocs & Beers’

Montezuma Audubon Center partners with Fleur de Lis Brew Works on ‘Birds Binocs & Beers’
The Montezuma Audubon Center is teaming up with Fleur de Lis Brew Works for an exciting and delicious event on Saturday, January 12 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. The day will start at Fleur de Lis Brew Works located at 3630 NY-414, Seneca Falls, NY 13148 where guests will meet with the Montezuma Audubon Center staff for a guided... more

Bewitching Crafty Ales and Lagers finds a home in Phelps

Bewitching Crafty Ales and Lagers finds a home in Phelps
Mike Darling is an animated and talented storyteller. Ask him about his first craft beer experience and he can remember the exact beer and location. It was the summer of 1994  at an arts and crafts fair in Denver. It was Left Hand Brewing’s Good Juju ginger beer. And he remembers thinking to himself, “What is this flavor?” He tries... more

Wine tasting regulations hit sour note in the FLX

Wine tasting regulations hit sour note in the FLX
A group of Finger Lakes-area state legislators have urged Governor Andrew Cuomo to veto legislation that was delivered to the governor for final action this week calling for the establishment of uniform standards for tastings of New York manufactured beer, wine, cider and liquor. The legislation received near-unanimous approval by both houses of the Legislature in the closing days of... more

Legislators urge Cuomo to veto uniform standard bill that would impact beer, wine industries

Legislators urge Cuomo to veto uniform standard bill that would impact beer, wine industries
A group of Finger Lakes-area state legislators today urged Governor Andrew Cuomo to veto legislation that was delivered to the governor for final action this week calling for the establishment of uniform standards for tastings of New York manufactured beer, wine, cider, and liquor. The legislation (S9040/A11203) received near-unanimous approval by both houses of the Legislature in the closing days... more

Need a gift idea? These Finger Lakes wines made industry ‘Best of 2018’ lists

Need a gift idea? These Finger Lakes wines made industry ‘Best of 2018’ lists
Need some wines for a holiday party or gift? Three Finger Lakes wines are a good bet, as all have been included in recent “Best Of” lists in the national wine press. Accolades for Keuka Spring Vineyards, Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard and Ravines Wine Cellars will not come as a surprise to people familiar with Finger Lakes wines, as are all considered to... more

Victor-based Constellation to invest $100M in female-led alcohol businesses

Constellation to invest $100M in female-led alcohol businesses
Constellation Brands’ venture capital group is putting its weight behind female-founded and female-owned alcohol businesses by investing $100 million by 2028, the company announced Thursday. The investment would come through the Victor-based company’s Focus on Female Founders program, which supports emerging brands in, or adjacent to, the beverage alcohol space. Constellation’s first two investments went to Austin Cocktails, an Austin,... more

Catching up with Prison City’s owners after major expansion announcement (video)

Catching up with the Schultz’ after Prison City’s major expansion announcement (video)
It started with passion, and after last week — is about becoming one of the biggest success stories in the city of Auburn. On Tuesday, Prison City Pub & Brewery announced that a new production facility would be built and opened at 197-199 North Street. The 2.13-acre property at the corner of North and Standart Avenue, had been home to... more

Anthony Road Wine Company set to release 2014 Art Series Riesling in early-2019

Anthony Road Wine Company set to release 2014 Art
Anthony Road Wine Company will release the 2014 Art Series Riesling on January 5th, 2019. The Riesling will be available that day for purchase in the tasting room. “It was one of my favorite Rieslings on my trip,” said Mark Squires. “It is a big mouthful, exuberant, filled with underlying flavor, gloriously fresh and nicely textured.” Squires is an international... more

Experience Auburn’s First Friday event on December 7th

Come experience Auburn’s First Friday event on December 7th
Each venue offers their own spin on entertainment with free admission & refreshments, food & beverage specials and discounted merchandise to contribute to this monthly community celebration. Activities include exhibit receptions, art making & live music. First Friday is organized by Downtown Auburn BID & Auburn’s Historic & Cultural Sites Commission. TASTING at Auburn Discount Liquor Time: 3PM – 6PM... more
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