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President, Co-Owner of Experience! The Finger Lakes Becomes Certified Sommelier

March 10th, 2016

Laura Winter Falk newly accredited by Court of Master Sommeliers

Laura Winter Falk, the president and co-owner of Experience! The Finger Lakes has become a Certified Sommelier. The certification is given by the Court of Master Sommeliers after taking classes and passing the level 2 Certified Sommelier Examination. Winter Falk already holds a doctorate in nutrition education from Cornell University.

Additional tours and services focusing on high end experiences will be added to the already diverse offering...

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Concert in the Gallery: Richie and Rosie

March 8th, 2016

The Rockwell Museum is pleased to welcome Richie Stearns and Rosie Newton back to The Visions of America stage for a performance on Friday March 11, 2016 at 8:00 a.m.  The performance will be preceded by a wine reception beginning at 7:15 at The Rockwell.  Advance reservations are required by 5:00 p.m. on March 10th. Rockwell members Free, Not-Yet-Members: $10, Students: $5.  Visit for reservations.

Richie Stearns and Rosie Newton are a dynamic duo performing music rooted in the A...

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Casa Larga Releases 5 New Wines

March 3rd, 2016

Casa Larga Vineyards recently released new wines. The first is a new ice wine that made its debut at the annual NY Ice Wine & Culinary Festival - a barrel aged Vidal Blanc ice wine. Also released are two Cabernet Sauvignon wines using grapes sourced from other Finger Lakes vineyards and a re-release of the very popular Red and White Sangrias.

The barrel aged ice wine is the result of an experiment in the wine cellar. Winemaker Matt Cassavaugh and his team harvested the grapes in the German Eiswein traditio...

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Lecturer Explores Geneva's Gerrit Smith Connection

February 29th, 2016

Our 2016 Spring Lecture Series kicks off with "Birds and Ballots on Seneca Lake: The Connections of Greene and Elizabeth Smith (Miller) to Geneva" by scholar Norman Dann. Professor Dann will discuss the children of abolitionist Gerrit Smith and his wife Ann and their connection to the Geneva community. Son Greene was a farmer and budding ornithologist who lived at Lochland in Geneva from 1865 to 1869. Daughter Elizabeth Smith Miller later resided at the house, pursuing suffrage and women's rights reform fro...

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Easter Bunny Hops Into Destiny USA

February 29th, 2016

Free coloring contest, refreshments and prizes mark arrival of Easter Bunny for families

Destiny USA will welcome the Easter Bunny Friday, March 4th at 5:00 p.m. on the first level in the Canyon area. The Bunny’s arrival will include free refreshments, face painting, a coloring contest and mystery Easter eggs stuffed with prizes through 6:00 p.m. In addition, attendees will be entered into a grand prize drawing to win a free 4-pack of Winter Fun Day Passes (valued at $200). The Easter Bunny will be availab...

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February 22nd, 2016

New children's book, AWW, FISHSTICKS now available on Amazon. Set on Seneca Lake, Pax the Perch wants to go swim at the waterfall, but he's embarrassed. A fish to scared to swim? See if Pax finds the courage to go play with his friends!

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February 11th, 2016

2x JUNO (Canada's Grammy) nominees & SiriusXM Award winners SULTANS OF STRING make a much anticipated stop at music hotspot HANGAR THEATRE on Thursday, March 31st2016 to release their new CD, "Subcontinental Drift".

Known for spotlighting treasured special guests from around the world, including The Chieftains' Paddy Moloney on their last CD, Sultans of String are particularly excited about this east-meets-west offering.

"There is something really magical about joining world music rhythms that we often ...

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Watkins Glen International offers four free Daytona 500 viewing parties on Feb. 21

February 11th, 2016

Watkins Glen International offers four free Daytona 500 viewing parties on Feb. 21

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (February 11, 2016) – Watkins Glen International will welcome NASCAR fans to enjoy the 58th running of the Daytona 500 at four New York State viewing parties on Sunday, February 21st.

The Glen’s viewing parties will be held at venues in Watkins Glen, Elmira, Corning, and Niagara Falls, starting at 12:00 p.m., complete with multiple TV’s to watch the race, drawings for prizes and oppo...

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February 10th, 2016

Twenty­-six Finger Lakes wineries are preparing for the 4th annual Discover Dry Rosé event and this year's vintage promises to deliver some exceptional wines. Dry Rosés produced in the Finger Lakes continue to display the character and quality of the region's exceptional viticultural and wine making offerings. 

To celebrate this revered wine, organizers are launching a consumer 'Discover Dry Rosé' campaign that will run the entire month of April at the 26 participating wineries. The goal of the campaign is...

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Watkins Glen International, Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel reach promotional agreement

February 9th, 2016

Watkins Glen International and Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel have announced a multi-year promotional agreement taking effect immediately and extending through the 2018 race season.

The Harbor Hotel has been Watkins Glen’s first choice for upscale accommodations in the heart of Finger Lakes Wine Country since the impressive AAA Four Diamond property was built on Seneca Lake in 2008. In addition to 104 well-appointed rooms and several meeting and event spaces, the Blue Point Grille and Coldwater Bar is open to t...

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