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Author: Kristy Wenz

Kristy Wenz is a wine and travel writer with numerous digital and print publications. Kristy has also written for her own blog for more than eight years. She holds a Level 3 certification from the Wines & Spirits Education Trust and is currently pursuing her WSET Diploma through the American Wine School. She has explored wineries in more than 25 States and throughout Canada, and in 2016, she spent eight months living abroad with her husband and children exploring the wine regions of Spain, France, Germany, Italy, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Romania and Austria. She has worked in the vineyards in the Finger Lakes wine region of New York, worked the crush pad at harvest in the Lake Michigan Shore AVA of Michigan, and has served as a brand ambassador for numerous wineries and wine associations.

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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

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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