Category: Wine & Spirits

Edith B. Ford Memorial Library Roundtable series explores beginnings of wine tourism (video)

Edith B. Ford Memorial Library Roundtable series explores beginnings of wine tourism (video)

In this first roundtable produced in conjunction with the Edith B. Ford Memorial Library and FingerLakes1.com Archivist Monica Wilkinson-Kelly leads a panel discussion on the early roots of winemaking in Seneca County. In particular, the conversation focuses on how communities in South ... MORE
DEBRIEF: Young business in Seneca Falls learns how to thrive during pandemic (podcast)

DEBRIEF: Young business in Seneca Falls learns how to thrive during pandemic (podcast)

Brad and Anna Luisi-Ellis started the Fall Street Brewing journey during the summer of 2018. By October of 2019 they opened their Fall Street location, serving as the kind of anchor downtown Seneca Falls needed. After a strong first few months, the ... MORE
LITFL: Smelling the grapes at Ventosa Vineyards and Atwater Vineyards

LITFL: Smelling the grapes at Ventosa Vineyards and Atwater Vineyards

When I heard those words uttered by Jeff Harvey, the Ventosa Vineyards winemaker, I almost turned and ran. That same phrase was used during a childhood prank by my friend Yakky’s big brother. But this was different. This time the smell was ... MORE
FLX WEEKLY – LIVE AT 12:30: Before it becomes wine with Katherine Chase (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: Before it becomes wine with Katherine Chase (podcast)

The last days of September are here and area wineries are completing their harvests and beginning the process of turning the grapes into wine. On today’s show, Cayuga Lake Wine Trail Director Katherine Chase is back in-studio to take us through the ... MORE
FLX WEEKLY: Kelly Guilfoyle & Drink Like a Girl Backyard Brewfest (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: Kelly Guilfoyle & Drink Like a Girl Backyard Brewfest (podcast)

Geneva native Kelly Guilfoyle formed “Drink Like a Girl” and the organization’s events are created around craft beer and in celebration of women with a specialty in city events. Kelly will be in-studio with Sydney Rogers and Jim Sinicropi to preview the ... MORE
Anthony Road Winery celebrates 30 years in busines

Anthony Road Winery celebrates 30 years in the Finger Lakes

Anthony Road Wine Company is celebrating 30 years of outstanding wine-making on the west side of Seneca Lake in New York’s Finger Lakes region. Anthony Road Wine Company has been a leader in the Finger Lakes viticulture, research, and wine-making industries since ... MORE
FLX WEEKLY: Wine Wednesday & the final weekend of August (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: Wine Wednesday & the final weekend of August (podcast)

The last Wednesday of the month is here and that means another Wine Wednesday edition of FLX Weekly with Cayuga Lake Wine Trail Executive Director Katherine Chase in-studio with a white wine blind taste test from wineries around Cayuga Lake and a ... MORE
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