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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

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

Seneca Lake Wine Trail Postcard

Seneca Lake Wine TrailGrown Here, Made Here

The Seneca Lake Wine Trail consists of a collection of 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,

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

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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