The first plantings in the Finger Lakes date all the way back to the early 1800s, and the region quickly became famous for its super crisp sparkling wines and sweet, grapey table wines. Production continued through Prohibition for the Catholic Church but it wasn’t until post- World War II that the Finger Lakes began to really focus on fine wines, as soldiers came back from Europe with a taste for drier vinifera wines.
With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, we know what you’ve got on your mind- Irish whiskey! It may come as no shock to you that three out of every four bottles of Irish whiskey sold in the U.S. are Jameson, and, this being Buffalo, that percentage is is likely to be way higher. But if you’re looking for a change, check out some of these beauties:
Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and we all know how hard it is to find the perfect gift, but you can never go wrong with a great bottle of something delicious! Here are our top picks:
Grenache is such a likeable grape: low in tannin, high in alcohol and always packed with juicy red fruit. Super easy-to-drink and incredibly food-friendly- what’s not to like!
‘Tis the season for bigger, bolder red wines, but sometimes, you still just want a good white. When the temperatures drop but you’re still feeling a calling for a good vin blanc, never fear- we have you covered!
Fall is my favorite season every year, but especially in years where the summer was so brutally, sweltering hot, like this year, I just can’t wait until the leaves start falling and the air gets crisp and breezy. Cool weather means we’re switching over to softer, fuller whites and plush, mellow reds- think: Chardonnay and Grenache for sure!
September in Buffalo is so beautiful- the leaves are falling, the sweaters come out and the scent of pumpkin spice lattes perfumes the air. Consumers are moving towards rich, buttery Chardonnays and plush, soft Syrahs and Grenaches, and now is also the perfect time for cider!