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Collard Greens

Collard greens have roots in the African American community and to celebrate Black History we’re sharing a Finger Lakes Wine-Braised Collard Greens recipe and tracing the history of this ancient vegetable.

Collard greens date back to prehistoric times. They are the oldest leafy green within the cabbage family. Collard greens originated near Greece, but it wasn’t until the first Africans arrived in Jamestown, Virginia in the early 1600's that America got its first taste of the delicious dark

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

Thanksgiving Wine Pairing

Friday, November 18, 2022 1:00 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,

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

Wines to Warm You This Winter

Thursday, December 9, 2021 11:00 AM by Maiah Johnson Dunn

Winter Wine Glass

It sneaks up on you. One day, you find yourself appreciating the heat emanating from your coffee mug. You notice your morning dog walks have become a bit more bundled. The leaves have changed to yellows, burnt oranges and reds, and the weather feels perfect for cable knit sweaters, thick socks, and cozy blankets. Suddenly it’s soup season, yule log channels return, and twinkling lights bring actual neighborhood cheer as the sounds of Mariah Carey can be heard on repeat. The holidays are back!

Festive Holiday Cookies with Bunny Lyons of Bunny Cakes

Few things are more fun than decorating holiday cookies and few are as talented and skilled as Bunny Lyons of Bunny Cakes, LLC in Berlin, N.J. Ms. Lyons has taken the cookie decorating scene by storm and creates the most beautiful cakes and cookies that at times, if only for a brief moment, you want to admire more than eat - a short lived struggle, of course!

Her craft has received plenty of accolades by everyone from local media to the Food Network, where she recently participated in their

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

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?