Saturday, February 03, 2007

Finger Lakes News & Notes

- If you are looking for information about a particular Finger Lakes winery, has informational summaries of each winery. Just go to and choose the "Find A Winery" tab on the right side of the page and then click on the winery that you are interested in. Also, Sheila Livadas' Featured Winery Article is located on the right side of the page. Check out her current article on Montezuma Winery.

- The 2007 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Awards have been announced and here are The Finger Lakes Award Winners:

As I mentioned in a recent post, I am always impressed with Mark Wagner's wines at Lamoreaux Landing. They define elegance and balance and always seem to have many layers of flavor. And the wine judges of the S.F. Competition felt the same, awarding Best of Class to Lamoreaux Landing's 2005 Chardonnay & 2005 Reserve Chardonnay. I know I have a couple of bottles in my cellar that I will savor. I've long said that I believe that Finger Lakes Chardonnay can match up with any other region & Lamoreaux Landing beat out a bunch of the California mega wineries. Congratulations to Mark and the staff at Lamoreaux Landing. Well Deserved!!!
-Best of Class Chardonnay - Up to $13.99
Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars
2005 Chardonnay
Lamoreaux Landing Finger Lakes, New York $12.99
- Chardonnay - $20.00 to $29.99
Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars 2005 Chardonnay Reserve

- Lucas Vineyards earned Silver medals for their 2005 Dry Riesling $12.99 and
2005 Semi Dry Riesling$12.99 and for their 2005 Cayuga White and Miss Behavin. Congrats!!!

- And Prejean Winery earned Bronze medals for their 2005 Riesling $11.99 and 2005 Dry Riesling $11.99. And I'll put a vote in for their superb Gewurtzraminer!!!

Finger Lakes Valentines Events

- "Be Mine" Red Wine Sale Feb 10 - Feb 11 12:00 Noon - 5:00 PM at Goose Watch Winery

- Be Mine With Wine Feb 10 - Feb 11 on the Keuka Lake Wine Trail
Spend the weekend tasting the best romantic foods Keuka Lake has to offer. Each winery will offer a tantalizing recipe paired with a different and unique wine. Plan for a great getaway weekend.
$20 per person in advance$25 per person at the door
10AM to 5PM Saturday; Noon to 5PM Sunday

- Chocolate & Wine on Seneca Lake Feb 10 - Feb 11 on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail

- Chocolate, Wine and Roses Feb 10 - Feb 11 at Americana Vineyards
A free rose for the ladies with a purchase. Experience wines paired with chocolate desserts.

- Fire and Ice Festival Feb 11 Noon - 5:00 PM
at Casa Larga Vineyards
On Sunday, February 11th from Noon until 5pm, Casa Larga will host its annual Fire and Ice Festival. This festival is the highlight of Fiori Month, the month-long celebration of Casa Larga’s highly acclaimed Fiori Vidal and Fiori Cabernet Franc Ice Wines.
The Fire and Ice Festival gives the public a chance to learn about ice wine production and to taste the wines that are created through the unique process. Ice wine tastings will be available at the outdoor ice bar, including tastings of the award-winning Fiori Vidal Ice Wine, and the newly released Fiori Cabernet Franc Ice Wine. The day will also include wine seminars hosted by Casa Larga’s in-house wine educator, and food demonstrations by Simply Crepes restaurant. Starbucks will be on-site providing coffee beverages and coffee tasting education to guests throughout the day.
Festival guests will receive a keepsake wine glass and a goodie bag with special offers from Casa Larga’s partners, including Starbucks, Canalside Florals, Thrillz Spa and Salon, and Vanilla Swirl Cookie Company. Tickets can be purchased on the day of the event - $10 for Wine Lover’s Club Members, and $12 for non-members.
The festival will be held at Casa Larga Vineyards, 2287 Turk Hill Road in Fairport – just up the hill from EastView Mall! For more information on Fiori Month events or ice wine, contact Casa Larga’s Wine Shop at (585) 223-4210 or visit

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