Paid Wine Seminars
All food prepared by New York Wine and Culinary Center, wine and information presented by Women For WineSense
Dry Red Wines: A Comparative Tasting
Saturday, July 15, 11:30am
Taste two wines side by side, in elegant tasting glasses. Learn how different growing practices and winemaking techniques affect your perception of the wine in your glass. You will taste 3 varieties, 2 wines each, all paired with delicious food.
Sparkling Wines – A Look into Finger Lakes History
Saturday, July 15, 2:30pm
Enjoy tasting 3 wines side by side, made in the traditional method champenoise style, and then taste 3 wines made in the charmant or carbonation method. Come and learn what this means, and learn why you should have more bubbles in your life. The wines will be paired with fun finger food to help you imagine drinking bubbles every day.
Single Vineyard Rieslings
Sunday, July 16, Noon
Riesling is hot! Taste why this cool climate variety is taking the world by storm. Experience the terroir of this wonderful grape, as you taste Rieslings from very specific locations. Learn what effect the east side and west side of each lake has on the flavors you taste in the glass. You will taste 3 flights of 2 Rieslings side by side to highlight the unique attributes of many famous vineyard sites. The wines will be paired with food you might not think to pair with Riesling – steak, grilled sausages, grilled vegetables and more.
Chardonnay & Cheese
Sunday, July 16, 1:30pm
Chardonnay is the most widely planted white wine in the world. Taste how distinctive, delicious and food friendly the Finger Lakes Chardonnays can be. We will pair the wines with different flavors of Yancey’s Fancy cheese, chosen to demonstrate certain food flavor profiles that you can take with you. Tasting will be in your festival glass, one wine at a time, 4 wines, and will be accompanied by different flavors of Yancey’s Fancy Cheese. The seminar will be led by speakers from Women for Wine Sense Finger Lakes Chapter.