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Category - Recipes

Sparkler - Pomegranate Mimosa - Wagner Sparkling Riesling - Holiday Cocktails

Perfect for the holidays or any special celebration are these 5 Easy FLX Sparkling Celebration Cocktails using the finest sparkling wines from Finger Lakes Wine Country.

Try any of these simple recipes using the region’s finest bubbly to celebrate!

Cheers!

Sparkly Raspberry

Fill your champagne glass or martini glass 3/4 full with your chilled J.R. Dill Winery

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

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!

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

greens

INGREDIENTS
  • 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
PREPARATION

If using fresh collard greens, remove tough stems and center

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

Vidal Blanc Iced WineVodka_WebBottleIngredients

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

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