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Thanksgiving Wine Pairing

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 4:00 PM by Finger Lakes Wine Country

Thanksgiving Table

Thanksgiving dinner is one of the most anticipated meals of the year. With a spread of family favorites, traditionally focused around a beautifully roasted turkey, this meal isn't complete without wine. We're excited to share with you why Finger Lakes wine makes the perfect addition to your holiday meals.

The Finger Lakes is a cool climate wine region. This means that our wines are bright with balanced acidity making them perfect for pairing with most any food. They tend to be lighter in body,

Upstate New York Sour Red Wine Cocktail

Next time you’re looking for a fun cocktail, try these delicious red wine cocktail recipes using Finger Lakes Wine Country's famed red varieties like Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot to name a few, paired with easy to find ingredients. Cheers!

Easy & Delicious Finger Lakes Red Wine Spritzer

Scenic Drive Through Finger Lakes Wine Country

There is no shortage of scenic views in Finger Lakes Wine Country and the best way to cover the most ground and enjoy many of our sweeping and stunning landscapes is by enjoying any of these 5 scenic drives through the region.

These scenic drives will take you past some of our region’s charming towns, antique shops, museums, our lakes, wine trails, breweries, cideries, distilleries and more.

Along the way pay attention to farm stops in the countryside, many of which offer U-Pick experiences,

3 Fun Fall FLX Sangria Recipes

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 12:00 PM by Finger Lakes Wine Country

Fall Sangria Close Up

As the cooler fall weather and colors are welcomed to Finger Lakes Wine Country so are the flavors of the season in these 3 fun fall FLX-inspired Sangria recipes perfect for any autumn day.

All of these easy to follow recipes require hours of refrigeration before serving which vary by recipe. Be sure to plan ahead! And if you want to switch things up, we recommend using a punch bowl instead of a large pitcher.

Finger Lakes Riesling Fall Sangria

  • 2 cups of local apple cider
  • 1 bottle of Wagner

Kae Lani Palmisano Chef Patrick Higgins

Here in Finger Lakes Wine Country we pride ourselves of the farm-to-table practices deeply embedded into our every day. Visitors, and locals alike, always have access to seasonal ingredients from local farms and to the talent of tastemakers who continuously work on creating dishes that elevate us as a foodie destination.

Once such talent is Patrick Higgins, Executive Chef at Glenora Wine Cellars’ Veraisons Restaurant, who recently joined Kae Lani Palmisano, Host of WHYY-TV's Check, Please!

Barn with fall foliage

Autumn is without a doubt one of the most exciting seasons in Wine Country. For our farmers and winemakers, it is the moment when harvest reveals what delicious treats we can expect to see and taste in the year or two to come. Our roadside stands are often filled with sweet grapes, corn, and other fresh produce, ready to take home and serve at your table. And, though the air may be chillier, the scene starts bursting with colors, welcoming leaf-peepers and photographers who have long recognized

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

Jessica van Dop DeJesus, The Dining Traveler

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

Postcard

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.

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