The Chef and the Winemaker is a series of events hosted by Ravines Wine Cellars where winemaker Morten Hallgren and chef Scott Riesenberger create an experience of drinking incredible wine and eating amazing food. Each event has a slightly different … Continue reading A Sparkling Afternoon with the Chef and the Winemaker at Ravines
I’ll admit, I don’t usually order wine on a plane unless I’m taking a long international flight (some actually have interesting wine). But as I was ordering a cheese plate on my United flight, I was alerted that I could … Continue reading Let’s Wine & Dine on a Plane!
Oak has the potential to dramatically change the way a wine is experienced. It can add aroma, notes of coconut and vanilla; it can add flavor, butter and spice on the palate; and it can change the texture, that velvety … Continue reading Casa Larga Vineyards: A Lesson in Oak
I could drink sparkling wine every night- I absolutely love it and I strongly believe that it shouldn’t be limited to holidays and special events. That being said, there is something about the holiday season that makes me want to … Continue reading Drink Finger Lakes Sparkling Wine this Holiday Season!
When does wine go bad? This is a conversation I’ve been hearing a lot recently, and one that is beginning to shift. Unless something goes wrong in the process of winemaking, packaging or aging, wine doesn’t really go bad… it … Continue reading Digging Through the Cellar: An Old Finger Lakes Wine Tasting
I’ll admit it. I don’t always drink Finger Lakes wine. I do, however, always try to drink local wine. This year, as we drove from Michigan back to NY after Thanksgiving we decided to make a stop at Kew Vineyards. Continue reading Beyond the FLX: Sparkling Wine at Kew Vineyards
This year marks Billsboro Winery’s 10th year. If you’ve read my ‘love letter‘ to Billsboro, you already know that they hold a special place in my heart as the winery that really started my passion for the Finger Lakes, demonstrating … Continue reading Thankful: A Billsboro Winery & Bejo Seeds Dinner
In celebration of this, HJW hosted a harvest festival; a day-long celebration of their wine including a sparkling brunch, lunch seminar, and full-on party including demonstrations of sabering open sparkling wine every half hour. Continue reading A History of Harvests at Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard
Nearly every day, I drive along University Ave in Rochester to get to work at the George Eastman Museum. Over the last year and a half that I’ve been making this drive, I have noticed changes in the urban landscape- … Continue reading Living Roots: An Urban Winery in Downtown Rochester