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About fingerlakeswineguy

I have a passion for the Finger Lakes, wine, food, and photography and want to share this passion through social media on the web.

Finger Lakes Riesling Festival

Cool, rainy weather might have kept patrons away from the farmers market and arts and crafts booths at the 2010 Finger Lakes Riesling Festival, Sunday August 15, but it didn’t keep wine lovers from visiting the wine garden where over … Continue reading

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Cortland Arts and Wine Festival – The Afterparty

A few weeks ago, Katy and I attended the Cortland Arts and Wine Festival, in Cortland, NY. The festival featured almost twenty New York State wineries and over thirty artisans displaying their work. Read a full review of the festival … Continue reading

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Cortland Arts and Wine Festival

Growing up in Cortland, I never thought of it as being a Finger Lakes community, even though my family made many trips each summer to Skaneateles Lake which is less than a half hours drive from my parent’s home on … Continue reading

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Head-to-Head Wine Tasting – Finger Lakes vs. Washington State

After a hot afternoon in the sun at a company picnic, I went to my girlfriend Katy’s house to relax for the evening. When I arrived, she offered me a glass of Zugibe Vineyards 2008 Finger Lakes Dry Riesling. I … Continue reading

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Seneca Lake Summer Music and Wine

Music and wine seems to have been the theme in the Finger Lakes this past month. For me, it started with a Wednesday night trip with some friends to Geneva and Ventosa Vineyards to hear Sarah and Joe Mull perform … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Weekend – Part II

Memorial Day weekend wrapped up with a laid-back Monday. It was nice having the day off from my rent paying gig so I could sleep in a bit and enjoy the afternoon with my girlfriend Katy. We decided to buy … Continue reading

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A few basic ingredients…

A cold, wet Sunday morning turned into a cool, sunny afternoon and evening. I had a bottle of Eleven Lakes 2008 Stoney Place Semi-Dry Riesling chilling in the refrigerator and needed a meal to go along with it. Katy had … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Weekend – Part I

It’s been unusually warm in the Finger Lakes this Memorial Day weekend. It seems more like mid July than the end of May. I wonder what impact this hot, dry weather will have on the grapes and the quality of … Continue reading

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The best of plans…

Sometimes the best of plans never seem to work out the way you envision them. If you’re lucky, they turn out better than you could have imagined. When planning a trip to New York for my daughter’s college graduation, I … Continue reading

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Casa Larga Vineyards – Rochester’s Suburban Winery

I’ve lived in the Rochester area for twenty six years and have been visiting Finger Lakes wineries for twenty four of those years but yesterday was the first time I had visited Casa Larga Vineyards for a wine tasting. Casa … Continue reading

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