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During these unprecedented times it's important that we as a community are strong together.

Want to help out your community during these unprecedented and uncertain times but not sure how?

We have a few suggestions of ways you can help your favorite businesses and Finger Lakes Wine Country community through ordering online or reaching out to others virtually to show support during this unique time.

Whether you’re a regular visitor or a lifelong resident, one thing that is for certain is the

Finger Lakes Coq Au Vin

Monday, March 30, 2020 1:00 PM by Finger Lakes Wine Country

Finger Lakes Coq Au Vin


  • 4 skin on, bone-in chicken breasts or thighs (approx. 2 lbs.)
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 carrots, chopped
  • 16 ounces mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 cups Finger Lakes Dry Riesling wine
  • 1 cup heavy cream (not whipping)
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme, or ½ tsp dried


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Finger Lakes Wine-Braised Collard Greens


  • 2 large bunches fresh collard greens (or one 16 oz. bag)
  • 4 slices bacon, cut in 1” pieces
  • 1 tablespoon olive or canola oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1½ teaspoons paprika
  • Pinch red pepper flakes
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup aromatic white Finger Lakes wine - Riesling or Gewürztraminer
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar


If using fresh collard

5 FLX Chilly Winter Ice Wine Cocktails

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 12:00 PM by Finger Lakes Wine Country

Winter is coming to an end, so let us raise a glass to toast the season goodbye with some of Finger Lakes Wine Country region’s famous ice wines!

Celebrate the end of the season with these 5 chilly winter ice wine cocktails and drink recipes perfect for your next event or just for those lingering frosty Finger Lakes nights!

FLX Winter Ice Wine Martini

Shaken, not stirred! Served over ice and top it off with a frozen grape.

FLX winter Ice Wine Martini

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  • 1 oz Fulkerson Vidal Blanc Ice Wine
  • 2 oz Four

Winter Wonder in the Vines

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 11:00 AM by Kristy Wenz

Copy of KW 2020 Vineyard Winter

Mother Nature:

The Great Protector

Josh Wig of Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars on Seneca agrees adding, “Snow provides insulation and is welcome at any point in the winter. It’s the sub-zero air temperatures we have to watch for, but Seneca Lake’s temperature mitigation is usually enough to keep us from any severe damage.”

The Finger Lakes were carved out by glaciers during the Ice Age and these deep, fresh-water lakes, particularly Keuka, Seneca and Cayuga, provide moderating influences on the

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and Finger Lakes Wine Country has you covered

Tis the season of love and all things romance and Finger Lakes Wine Country has you covered with some fantastic ideas and places to enjoy your next getaway.

Get Inspired 

Don’t save all romantic getaways for February, these wine country escapes are perfect for any time of the year. The region is full of charming bed & breakfast, inns, and romantic hotels worthy of checking out, or checking in as we should say!

Belva Lockwood Inn

Belva Lockwood Inn is more than a bed to sleep in at night, this restored 5 room home from 1872 offers a unique, historic, and romantic experience in the Finger Lakes region located in Owego.


Map Pin Owego

Belva Lockwood Inn is a preservation in process as they take careful detail into combining the historic elements of the property and Belva Lockwood herself into the experience of staying in one of their cozy rooms. Belva Lockwood Inn is more than a bed to sleep in at night, this restored 5 room home from 1872 offers a unique, historic, and romantic experience in the Finger Lakes region located in Owego.Each room is individually decorated with antiques and beautiful furnishings from clawfoot tubs in the bathrooms to soapstone fireplaces. If you’re a history enthusiast you can get a quick history lesson on the details in your room, the property, and the incredible woman this Inn is named after.

It’s that time of year when travelers start planning their trips for the year. We wanted to make that a bit easier to remind you why Finger Lakes Wine Country should be on the top of your 2020 travel list.

  1. Finger Lakes Wine Country isn’t just an “upstate” destination. It is a state of mind. This is where you come to immerse yourself in nature, surround yourself with friendly and welcoming locals, relax, breathe, raise a glass, and repeat. Slow your pace and enjoy.
  1. Perfect road trip

Time to Sparkle with Finger Lakes Wine

Friday, December 20, 2019 4:00 PM by Kristy Wenz

Festive Sparkling Wine

It’s that time of year when sparkling wines are lining the store shelves and liquor store bubbly displays abound. Bubbles are a popular choice for holiday festivities and the honorary drink of New Year’s Eve, but all sparkling wines are not created the same. Here’s a brief rundown of four different methods for sparkling wine and the flavors you can typically expect (although each wine will present its own unique expression) – and you can find each of these types in the Finger Lakes. And yes, we

This week, the holidays will be in full swing and to-do lists will be a mile long. It’s one of the busiest seasons for people from shopping and baking, to year-end professional responsibilities and holiday parties. That said, it’s also one of the coziest times of the year and perfect for a little wine trail merriment.

With around 140 wineries in Finger Lakes Wine Country, not to mention breweries and eateries, December is the perfect time to attend holiday events, do a little gift shopping or

Thanksgiving Wine Pairings the FLX Way

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 3:00 PM by Kristy Wenz

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and for most of us, meal planning takes center stage. It is the quintessential feasting holiday from the bird and side dishes, to the wide array of desserts. I’m hungry just thinking about it!

But what about the wine? Often it becomes an afterthought, or a last-minute, even overwhelming decision. How do we please all the guests? What will match with the turkey, cranberry sauce, and the other dozen trimmings?

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