Sunday, July 12, 2009

Finger Lakes Wine Festival, July 17-19, 2009



FINGER LAKES WINE FESTIVAL is next weekend, starting with the infamous “Toga Party” on Friday night and followed by two days of wine sampling and sales by over 85 wineries. Held at Watkins Glen International race track and presented by Yancey’s Fancy New York’s Artisan Cheese, the wonderful wine weekend also features many other products from food to jewelry and pottery.

New this year is a Vintner’s Riesling Room, hosted by Finger Lakes Wine Country Tourism Marketing Association, where tasters may learn all about Riesling and why the Finger Lakes is such a great region for producing it. As usual, we’ll be coordinating a series of seminars including Wine & Chocolate, Wine & Cheese, Riesling, Ask the Winemaker, and presentations by regional wine trails on what makes them special. This Festival draws thousands of people from around the country, boosting the local economy and spreading the word about fine New York wine. It’s a great time for a very reasonable price.

For more information: www.flwinefest.com