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Pear and Blue Cheese Galette Recipe

Monday, December 12, 2022 9:00 AM by Sara May

Pear and Blue Cheese Galette

This free-form, rustic tart straddles the line between sweet and savory, making it the perfect last course after a rich holiday dinner. Or try slicing it into thin wedges and adding it to a cheese board! Either way, don’t miss pairing it with Wagner Vineyard’s Riesling Ice Wine– the smooth, balanced sweetness of the wine plays nicely against the blue cheese and rosemary. A note about the cheese: baking it on top of the tart results in a pleasantly chewy caramelized texture, but if you prefer

Fall FLX Apple Cider Sangria Recipe

Wednesday, November 23, 2022 8:00 AM by Sara May

Apple Cider Sangria Recipe

Fall FLX Apple Cider Sangria Recipe

A local twist on traditional sangria, this cider-based sparkler is a perfect addition to your holiday table. Easy to make and even easier to drink, you’ll be toasting the harvest season in style with the combination of sweet-tart cider and smooth pear brandy. Raise a glass to the bounty of the season shared with friends and family!

YIELD: 6-8 servings

EQUIPMENT: Cutting board, knife, bottle opener, long spoon, large (at least 2 quart) pitcher

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Pumpkin Beer Bread with a Brown Butter Glaze

Friday, October 21, 2022 8:00 AM by Sara May

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Celebrate spooky season with this homey loaf, leavened with beer instead of yeast. Horsehead Brewing Pumpkin Ale brings warm autumnal notes to this bread, and topping it with a brown butter glaze adds a luxurious finish. Without the glaze the bread is vegan, so simply omit if you avoid dairy. If there are nut sensitivities in your household, substitute toasted pumpkin seeds for the pecans and prepare to chase away the ghosts and goblins with a hearty slice of bread!


YIELD: 1 loaf
EQUIPMENT:

Mushroom and Kale Risotto with Cider

Friday, September 23, 2022 8:00 AM by Sara May

Mushroom and Kale Risotto with Cider

Mushroom and Kale Risotto with Albee Hill Still Dry Cider

As the golden light of September illuminates the fields and lakes with its warm glow, the harvest celebration in the Finger Lakes begins. A simple and satisfying risotto for dinner helps calm the busyness of early autumn. Earthy mushrooms and kale compliment the creaminess of the rice, and Eve’s Cidery Albee Hill still dry cider lends the dish a gentle, apple-y sweetness. Raise a glass of cider to celebrate the enormous bounty of the

Apple Picking at Apple Barrel Orchards

We’ve already shared what to do and where to go in our 3-Day Fall Finger Lakes Wine Country Itinerary. Now we’re sharing how to experience the incredible fall flavors Finger Lakes Wine Country has to offer.

From apple cinnamon, apple cider, caramel apples, and candy apples the fall flavor profiles are endless and we haven’t even mentioned pumpkin. Locally harvested produce is one of the main attractions during fall in Finger Lakes Wine Country and the reason for many of your favorite flavors.

ice cream

Finger Lakes Wine Country has a long list of creameries that will delight ice cream and cheese lovers. A hot summer’s day and ice cream are best friends and what would a cheese-lover love more than learning how to milk a goat by hand?

We’ve got the scoop on the best places to get your frozen fix. Along with where to shop for artisan cheeses. From cow cuddling to cheese and ice cream flights this guide will give you a sweet look at wine-and-cheese country. We’ve also included locations with

Summer Hot Dog Pairings with FLX Beer & Wine

Friday, June 24, 2022 9:00 AM by Sara May

Overhead Shot Hot Dogs

Hot Dogs with Grilled Mustard Slaw, paired with Lucky Hare’s Conan the Bavarian German-Style Hefeweizen

Slaw gets a major upgrade when it shares the grill with hot dogs. If you haven’t yet tried grilling cabbage, you’re in for a real treat! The smoky char from the grill softens and sweetens cabbage, and in this recipe we take it one step further by simmering the grilled cabbage in Lucky Hare’s Conan the Bavarian German-Style Hefeweizen. The aromatic clove notes in this refreshing brew

dog in Vineyard

In Finger Lakes Wine Country four-legged visitors are catered to as much as two-legged guests. This Dog-Friendly Finger Lakes Wine Country Itinerary introduces you to dog-friendly hotels, activities, wineries, and restaurants. It also allows you to take advantage of the stunning scenic hiking trails and outdoor areas that are dog friendly!

Your four-legged, furry friend loves to get out as much as you do. Grab that collar and leash, and take your pooch for some Finger Lakes Wine Country fun!

FLX Spring Salad Recipe with Wine Pairing

Thursday, May 12, 2022 9:00 AM by Sara May

Chicken Panzanella and J.R. Dill’s Sauvignon Blanc

Sara May Chicken Panzanella

Traditionally a summer salad consisting of juicy tomatoes and stale bread, panzanella makes a perfect light supper. Here we’ve swapped out the summer produce with the abundance of herbs and greens that are the hallmark of spring in the Finger Lakes. Tangy sourdough bread and creamy fresh cheese from some of our region’s finest dairies make every bite of this salad a delightful contrast in texture and flavor. The herbaceous notes of J.R. Dill’s

Farmers Market produce

Finding the freshest produce of the season, handicrafts, baked goods, local ingredients and pantry items like meats, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, and seasonings is easy to do in Finger Lakes Wine Country.

Our region boasts some of the best farmland in the state and with that comes food and handicraft products that are direct from the farmer or artisan to the customer, who can easily access these goods at our various farm stores and stands.

When planning a trip to our region, don’t miss out on