I was at a dinner a few months ago and was chatting with someone about Finger Lakes wine. We were discussing how much its changed over the last decade, and how its becoming a true wine destination. After gabbing for … Continue reading Syrah, Syrah and More Syrah: Horizontal Tasting from Five Wineries
Ever heard of Saperavi? If you’re into Georgian wine (the former Soviet Union country, not the state) then you may have stumbled upon this intense dark purple red varietal. Another place you may have come across this unique wine? The Finger … Continue reading Standing Stone Barrel Bonanza
Last weekend, we attended the Hermann J. Wiemer Estate Tasting. I’ll just begin this post by saying, if you have the opportunity to attend one of these (there’s another one in two weeks), you should definitely do it! This event … Continue reading Estate Tasting at Hermann J. Wiemer
Today is International Women’s Day, and I’m celebrating by wearing red… AND drinking wine made by some amazing female winemakers from the Finger Lakes! Let’s start at the beginning (wait, let me pour my wine first… ok). In 1983, Ann … Continue reading Happy International Women’s Day!
Oak. It’s not just for reds and Chardonnays anymore! Winemakers have been using oak barrels as a way to ferment, age, and store wine for centuries. Depending on the type of oak, they can lend different characteristics to the wine … Continue reading #WineWednesday: Billsboro Barrel Fermented Dry Riesling
This past Sunday, Keith and I attended an amazing two-part event at Ravines Wine Cellars that was informative, humbling, and, of course, crazy delicious. Continue reading Blending, Tasting and Pairing: The Chef and the Winemaker at Ravines
Some days you want a glass of wine, and some day you want three… tasting glasses of wine. There’s something fun about getting to directly compare a few different types of wine against one another- it clarifies things like whether … Continue reading Wine Tasting at Via Girasole
I’m not a fan of flowers or jewelry for Valentine’s Day. Not that I don’t appreciate getting something sparkly (Peppermint always has adorable accessories featured on their Instagram feed… hint hint, Keith), but there are so many amazing experiences out … Continue reading What Pairs with Love? Sparkling Wine, of Course!
Since moving back to Rochester over the summer, I’ve been trying to taste my way through the different restaurants and bars in the city. This, it turns out, is a daunting challenge. It appears that during my ten-year absence, Rochester … Continue reading Lento, Village Gate, Rochester