Tastings & Events

Dec
20
Fri
Free Tasting Friday w/ Finger Lakes Distilling
Dec 20 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Free Tasting Friday w/ Finger Lakes Distilling @ Water Street Wines & Spirits
This Friday we have the folks from Finger Lakes Distilling over from Seneca Lake to pour some great samples/mini cocktails of their award-winning spirits.
 
Stop by to try their:
Seneca Drums Gin
McKenzie Bourbon Whiskey
McKenzie Rye Whiskey
Raspberry Liqueur
 
Get into the store to get cocktail ideas & recipes and try some of these world-class whiskeys, gin, and liqueur.
 
Don’t forget to get your weekend wines (or spirits) every #FreeTastingFriday with us after 3pm and #TryBeforeYouBuy!
Dec
21
Sat
Whisk(e)y 101 Classes
Dec 21 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Whisk(e)y 101 Classes @ Water Street Wines & Spirits

Learn and TASTE the basics when it comes to whisk(e)ys, right in our store before the holidays.

On this Saturday afternoon, we’ll be trying and exploring the 5 basic styles of brown spirits with a short instruction on the differences between them and how/where they’re made.

We’ll be comparing/contrasting Bourbon (Maker’s Mark), Rye (High West Distillery Double Rye!), Irish Whiskey (Writers’ Tears), Un-Peated Blended Scotch (Monkey Shoulder), Peated Single Malt Scotch (Laphroaig Distillery Select), and a flavored whiskey for fun (Savage + Cooke An American Distillery Bad Sweater)!

This is an entirely free tasting/class offered by the store and only takes a half hour. Come with questions!

Classes will begin at:
12:00pm, 12:45pm, 1:30pm, 2:15pm

Jan
21
Tue
Winter Wine Class #1 – What’s in the Cost & Tasting for Quality
Jan 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Winter Wine Class #1 - What's in the Cost & Tasting for Quality @ Water Street Wine Bar

We want to educate you about wine… come take some quick hour-long courses that range from beginner to exploratory! Sign up for classes in store or online! Kyle will be in every other Tuesday evening beginning on July 16th to answer all your questions (please bring them!) and let you explore your curiosity about wine!

Class #1 (1/21) – What’s in a Price & Tasting Quality

  • Learn how to approach a glass of wine, how to taste quality in a wine, and look like a pro in front of your friends!
  • We’ll taste a single style of wine from a single area (ie: California Cabernet) and compare quality and prices across a wide range!

Each class costs $15 ($30 for the Class #2 on Feb. 4th), and does not include wine glasses; we ask that each student bring 3 of their own wine glasses. Please make sure your glasses are similar in shape and size and have a stem. If you would like to be provided glasses, we have them available upon request to purchase from our store.

Sign up for all 6 classes for just $95 and save over 10%!

Feb
4
Tue
Winter Wine Class #2 – Wine & Food Pairing 101
Feb 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Winter Wine Class #2 - Wine & Food Pairing 101 @ Water Street Wine Bar

We want to educate you about wine… come take some quick hour-long courses that range from beginner to exploratory! Sign up for classes in store or online! Kyle will be in every other Tuesday evening beginning on July 16th to answer all your questions (please bring them!) and let you explore your curiosity about wine!

Class #2 (2/4) – Wine & Food Pairing 101 (Additional $15 for Pairings)

  • Learn the basics in how food and wine interact for better and worse with 4 types of wine and 6 basic food qualities.
  • We’ll taste and examine how these wines interact with our palate chemically and physically, while discussing why rules can be broken!

Each class costs $15 ($30 for the Class #2 on Feb. 4th), and does not include wine glasses; we ask that each student bring 3 of their own wine glasses. Please make sure your glasses are similar in shape and size and have a stem. If you would like to be provided glasses, we have them available upon request to purchase from our store.

Sign up for all 6 classes for just $95 and save over 10%!

Feb
18
Tue
Winter Wine Class #3 – White Wines for Winter
Feb 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Winter Wine Class #3 - White Wines for Winter @ Water Street Wine Bar

We want to educate you about wine… come take some quick hour-long courses that range from beginner to exploratory! Sign up for classes in store or online! Kyle will be in every other Tuesday evening beginning on July 16th to answer all your questions (please bring them!) and let you explore your curiosity about wine!

Class #3 (2/18) – White Wines for Winter

  • For this class, we’ll explore some fuller-bodied white wines from around the world! Discover some new wines and see why we can still enjoy white wine in the winter time.
  • We’ll also discuss why these wines pair well with some of the richer, comfort meals for the season.

Each class costs $15 ($30 for the Class #2 on Feb. 4th), and does not include wine glasses; we ask that each student bring 3 of their own wine glasses. Please make sure your glasses are similar in shape and size and have a stem. If you would like to be provided glasses, we have them available upon request to purchase from our store.

Sign up for all 6 classes for just $95 and save over 10%!

Mar
3
Tue
Winter Wine Class #4 – Reds of Italy: Part I
Mar 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Winter Wine Class #4 - Reds of Italy: Part I @ Water Street Wine Bar

We want to educate you about wine… come take some quick hour-long courses that range from beginner to exploratory! Sign up for classes in store or online! Kyle will be in every other Tuesday evening beginning on July 16th to answer all your questions (please bring them!) and let you explore your curiosity about wine!

Class #4 (3/3) – Reds of Italy: Part I

  • We begin the enormous undertaking of tasting our way through the popular red wines of Italy beginning up North and venturing our way Southward through our wine glasses.
  • For the first class we’ll examine red wines of Veneto, Piemonte, and part of Tuscany; a discussion of climate and how latitude affects wine styles.

Each class costs $15 ($30 for the Class #2 on Feb. 4th), and does not include wine glasses; we ask that each student bring 3 of their own wine glasses. Please make sure your glasses are similar in shape and size and have a stem. If you would like to be provided glasses, we have them available upon request to purchase from our store.

Sign up for all 6 classes for just $95 and save over 10%!

Mar
17
Tue
Winter Wine Class #5 – Reds of Italy: Part II
Mar 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Winter Wine Class #5 - Reds of Italy: Part II @ Water Street Wine Bar

We want to educate you about wine… come take some quick hour-long courses that range from beginner to exploratory! Sign up for classes in store or online! Kyle will be in every other Tuesday evening beginning on July 16th to answer all your questions (please bring them!) and let you explore your curiosity about wine!

Class #5 (3/17) – Reds of Italy: Part II

  • We continue from Part I, finishing up red wines from Tuscany and Central Italy and moving south toward Puglia and Sicily.
  • In covering all this ground, we will continue discussing climate and how it affects wine style and flavors.

Each class costs $15 ($30 for the Class #2 on Feb. 4th), and does not include wine glasses; we ask that each student bring 3 of their own wine glasses. Please make sure your glasses are similar in shape and size and have a stem. If you would like to be provided glasses, we have them available upon request to purchase from our store.

Sign up for all 6 classes for just $95 and save over 10%!

Mar
31
Tue
Winter Wine Class #6 – Just Desserts: Naturally Sweet Wines
Mar 31 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Winter Wine Class #6 - Just Desserts: Naturally Sweet Wines @ Water Street Wine Bar

We want to educate you about wine… come take some quick hour-long courses that range from beginner to exploratory! Sign up for classes in store or online! Kyle will be in every other Tuesday evening beginning on July 16th to answer all your questions (please bring them!) and let you explore your curiosity about wine!

Class #6 (3/31) – Just Desserts: Naturally Sweet Wines

  • We round out our series tasting world-renowned styles of naturally sweet wines and talk about the processes on how these wines are made sweet.
  • Come with an open mind and taste these ideal dessert wines and learn about how to serve, pair, and drink these delicacies.

Each class costs $15 ($30 for the Class #2 on Feb. 4th), and does not include wine glasses; we ask that each student bring 3 of their own wine glasses. Please make sure your glasses are similar in shape and size and have a stem. If you would like to be provided glasses, we have them available upon request to purchase from our store.

Sign up for all 6 classes for just $95 and save over 10%!