WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (May 6, 2016) - Watkins Glen International has announced a partnership with New York Wine & Culinary Center for the 20th anniversary of the Finger Lakes Wine Festival presented by Yancey’s Fancy New York’s Artisan Cheese, taking place July 15-17, 2016.

New York Wine and Culinary Center will lead seven cooking demonstrations during the Festival weekend. These first come, first served events in the facility’s media center are free to all festival attendees.

Additionally, the New York Wine & Culinary Center will be showcasing food paired with wine during enhanced wine seminars being conducted by Women for WineSense. These seminars, available as add-ons to event admissions, are available ahead of the event on www.flwinefest.com. Free seminars, courtesy of Women for WineSense, are also available throughout the weekend.

The ever-popular Taster’s Banquet, held on Saturday, July 16, will feature courses prepared by chefs from the New York Wine & Culinary Center. Tickets for this dinner can also be purchased on www.flwinefest.com.

“New York Wine & Culinary Center provides extraordinary outlets for people to learn about and participate in these great New York industries,” said Watkins Glen International President Michael Printup. “We’re looking forward to their contributions helping make this 20th anniversary Finger Lakes Wine Festival the best ever.”

A non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, New York Wine & Culinary Center offers an array of inviting experiences which proudly highlight and promote the natural beauty, rich history, and agricultural bounty of New York State.

“We’re excited to be partnering with Watkins Glen International and Women for WineSense to elevate the level of experience for festival attendees.” said Cheryl Pitti, Beverage Education Manager for New York Wine & Culinary Center.

The 20th anniversary of the Finger Lakes Wine Festival presented by Yancey’s Fancy New York’s Artisan Cheese returns to Watkins Glen International July 15-17, 2016. For more information and ticket options, visit www.flwinefest.com or call 866-461-7223.

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