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tasting notes with kae lani palmisano

Friday, September 18, 2020 12:00 PM by Finger Lakes Wine Country

Kae Lani Palmisano

One of the best senses to explore in Finger Lakes Wine Country is taste through our farm fresh ingredients paired with local wines and craft beverages to bring the ultimate flavors that make farm to table a lifestyle, not a trend here in Finger Lakes Wine Country.

We were proud to partner with Kae Lani Palmisano, a food expert and Emmy Nominated TV host, writer, and editor to bring her tasting notes alongside various local Finger Lakes wine and food tastemakers to our homes through Instagram TV

When visiting our region and taking part in the wine tasting and dining experience, you might notice how much we enjoy experimenting with different pairings. Local chefs and sommeliers pride themselves in finding the perfect partner for the seasonal dishes served throughout the year, inspiring guests to want to replicate the experience at home.

And that is exactly what Finger Lakes Wine Country fan Jessica van Dop DeJesus, Author, Home Chef, and Creative behind The Dining Traveler, did when

While there is nothing more refreshing than a glass of rosé on a warm day, if you’re anything like us, you love rosé wine no matter the season! Ready to take your rosé game to the next level? We've got your back!

Combine some of our favorite Finger Lakes Wine Country rosés from wineries in our region with some of the best spirits from our region’s distillers in these simply delicious FLX Rosé cocktail recipes to try at home.

Rose Wine Cocktails

Cool & Easy Rosé Martini

  • 1 oz Wagner Vineyards Dry Rosé of

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There are so many reasons why we love Finger Lakes Wine Country and even more reasons to visit. Here are 20 reasons you should put this perfect road trip destination at the top of your travel list this year.

  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, meet friendly and welcoming locals, relax, breathe, raise a glass, and repeat. Slow your pace and enjoy.
  1. It's the perfect road trip destination.

Seneca Lake Wine Trail Postcard

Seneca Lake Wine TrailGrown Here, Made Here

The Seneca Lake Wine Trail consists of 30 member wineries producing award-winning wines made entirely from grapes grown in the Seneca Lake AVA (American Viticultural Area). From grape-growing to production, the Seneca Lake Wine Trail is one of the largest cohesive wine trails in North America where you're guaranteed to be sipping wine from the Seneca Lake terroir, or the natural environment from which a wine is produced, involving factors such as the soil, topography, and

Keuka Lake Wine Trail Postcard

Keuka Lake Wine Trail
Wine Tasting

The Keuka Lake Wine Trail highlights six family-owned and operated wineries that have been a part of the Finger Lakes Wine Country community for generations. Its location, weather patterns, and glacially-deposited soils make Keuka Lake an ideal climate and place for grape cultivation and award-winning wine making.

Driving around Keuka Lake takes about an hour, not including stops, making it easy to plan a perfect day of exploring the breathtaking views along the way.

Crooked Lake

Cayuga Lake Wine Trail Postcard

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America’s First Wine Trail

The Cayuga Lake Wine Trail was the first to organize and is the longest-running wine trail in the country, dating back to 1983, making it America’s First Wine Trail. A weekend is well spent when you visit the 14 wineries along the beautiful Cayuga Lake Wine Trail.

The member wineries of the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail have earned more than 6,000 national and international awards and medals, making Cayuga Lake one of the premier wine tasting destinations in the country.

Corning Postcard - WYWH2020

Market Street

Shop, eat, and drink along Market Street in the heart of Corning’s Gaffer District where you’ll find independently owned local shops, cafés, restaurants, and places to grab your favorite local beverage along this quaint, tree-lined street. Learn more about the Gaffer District’s gorgeous 19th century buildings through their Buildings Alive self-guided historic architecture tour. For your home away from home, check out the Radisson Hotel Corning, conveniently located at the east end

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Mark Twain Country

One of the most famous figures in American literature, Samuel Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain, spent his summers in Elmira for more than 20 years. Learn more when you visit the Mark Twain Study and Exhibit on the beautiful campus of Elmira College. Twain spent his summers in Elmira and where he penned some of his most famous pieces of literature in the octagonal study, including The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Life on the

Hammondsport Postcard - WYWH2020

The Village

The Village of Hammondsport’s charming downtown offers independently- and locally- owned shops and restaurants surrounding the picturesque Pulteney Square and gazebo. Just a few steps away are the shores of Keuka Lake at Depot Park.

Glenn H. Curtiss Museum

Learn the history of the pioneer aviator, “Father of Naval Aviation,” and the “Fastest Man on Earth,” while exploring the priceless collection of artifacts at the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum. The museum covers early aviation as well

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