Tastings & Events

Jan
31
Fri
Free Tasting Friday w/ Rooster Hill Vineyards
Jan 31 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Free Tasting Friday w/ Rooster Hill Vineyards @ Water Street Wines & Spirits
This Friday we have fine samples from Rooster Hill Vineyards being poured from 4-7pm.
 
Stop by to try their delicious and award-winning Finger Lakes wines and refresh your palate and memory!
 
Don’t forget to get your weekend wines (or spirits) every #FreeTastingFriday and #TryBeforeYouBuy!
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
14
Fri
Free Tasting VALENTINE’S Friday w/ Hunt Country Vineyards
Feb 14 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Free Tasting VALENTINE'S Friday w/ Hunt Country Vineyards @ Water Street Wines & Spirits
This Friday we have Hunt Country Vineyards on Keuka Lake in the Finger Lakes here from 3-6pm pouring their wines.
 
A seven-generation grape-growing and a family-owned winery, Hunt Country is a rich part of our area’s history in both agriculture and wine. Art & Joyce started Hunt Country Vineyards as a NYS Farm Winery in 1981, and have continued to produce with the Earth in mind; Hunt Country is heated and cooled via Geothermal processes, and solar-powered since 2016.
 
Come try some of their wines with us and…
 
Don’t forget to get your weekend wines every #FreeTastingFriday with us after 3pm and #TryBeforeYouBuy!
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%!

Feb
21
Fri
Free Tasting Friday w/ Billsboro Winery
Feb 21 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Free Tasting Friday w/ Billsboro Winery @ Water Street Wines & Spirits

This Friday we have Billsboro Winery on Seneca Lake, NY here pouring their satisfyingly-good Finger Lakes wines!

Stop by to taste their:
Albarino
Pinot Gris
Cabernet Sauvignon

Come try some of these award-winning local wines with us and…

Don’t forget to get your weekend wines every #FreeTastingFriday with us after 3pm and #TryBeforeYouBuy!

Feb
28
Fri
Free Tasting Friday w/ Sheldrake Point Winery
Feb 28 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Free Tasting Friday w/ Sheldrake Point Winery @ Water Street Wines & Spirits
The 2020 Finger Lakes Rose season has arrived! This Friday we have Kyle here from Sheldrake Point Winery pouring their incredible estate-grown wines!

Stop in to try:
2019 Dry Rose
2017 Dry Riesling
2018 Gamay Noir
2017 Cabernet Franc

“Sheldrake Point Winery is named for the prominent point of land on which it sits, located on the western shore of Cayuga Lake. Operated as an orchard and dairy farm from 1850 to the mid-1980s, the 155-acre lakeshore farm lay fallow until 1997 when a small group of wine enthusiasts organized the purchase of the land and founded the winery. Today, Sheldrake Point Winery continues the agricultural tradition with 60 acres of vineyard planted to 10 vitis vinifera varieties, which are used to make approximately 8,500 cases of estate grown, produced, and bottled table and ice wines.

Sheldrake Point Winery was twice named New York State Winery of the Year, and has been listed among the Top 100 Wineries by Wine & Spirits magazine in three different years.”

Come try some of their wines with us and…

Don’t forget to get your weekend wines each #FreeTastingFriday with us after 3pm and #TryBeforeYouBuy!

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%!

Jul
31
Fri
Free Tasting Friday w/Anthony Road Wine Company
Jul 31 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Free Tasting Friday w/Anthony Road Wine Company @ Water Street Wines & Spirits

We’ve got Anthony Road Wine Company this Friday from 3-6pm pouring their locall-grown Finger Lakes wines for you.

We’ll have a special discount available on these wines if you purchase during the tasting if you enjoy what you tried!

Don’t forget to Try Before You Buy every Friday with us at Water Street Wines & Spirits!