Our Favorite Finger Lake Wineries

Dr. Konstantin Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars 9749 Middle Road, Hammondsport, NY. Phone: (800) 320-0735 Hours: Open year round 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday, Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Ravines Wine Cellars 14630 NY-54, Hammondsport, NY. Phone: (607)292-7007 Hours: Open...

Associated Press: Taking wine as gift shouldn’t be a chore

It’s a look wine shop clerks know well. That overwhelmed, glassy-eyed stare that afflicts people as they wade through aisle after aisle of wine in search of the right bottle to bring to a party.

But arming yourself with a little advice and doing a bit of planning can make it easy to break out of the wine shop stupor and get the right wine for the right event for the right price.

Step 1: Relax. It’s just wine. And most shops are jammed with great $10 bottles, so it’s hard to make an awful choice.

A Month of Riesling

One of our Advanced students just spent a month drinking nothing but Riesling. I thought that was really cool, so I asked him to write about it. ———- One man’s journey to the light side, and back. By Tim Foley, Sommelier Tim is a graduate of  our...

Can’t Put My Finger On It

The never ending quest to find the veritas in vino was the impetus for a recent trip to the Finger Lakes wineries, to ascertain the New York state of wine. Maybe it was the numbing winds spiraling off Seneca Lake or the forlorn look of vineyards in winter, but this...