Tastings & Events

Jan
11
Fri
Friday Tasting – emBRAZEN Wines
Jan 11 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Friday Tasting - emBRAZEN Wines @ Water Street Wines & Spirits
We’ll be pouring 2 wines from Embrazen Wines: Chardonnay & Cabernet Sauvignon.
 
“Inspired by the trailblazing women of the past and created to ignite new paths forward, we raise our glasses of emBRAZEN wine to a future where women revel in doing things on their own terms and in their own way.”
 
These are great value wines at just $12.99/btl, but get this… with a mail-in rebate, you can SAVE $2 on 1 bottle, $5 on 2 bottles, or $10 on 3 bottles!!!
 
These are also Living Labels wines that come to life on the bottle in AR through the app on your phone… neat-o!
 
Don’t forget to get your weekend wines every #FreeTastingFriday with us after 3pm and #TryBeforeYouBuy!
Jan
18
Fri
Friday Tasting – MERF & “The Burn”
Jan 18 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Friday Tasting - MERF & "The Burn" @ Water Street Wines & Spirits
We’ll be pouring 2 wines this afternoon: A Chardonnay from Merf Wines, and “The Burn” Cabernet Sauvignon from Borne of Fire. Two excellent Columbia Valley wines from Washington State. Come try and compare to the California Cab & Chardfrom last week!
 
“MERF stands for something. More importantly, someone: David ‘Merf’ Merfeld. His journey from Iowa family farmer to Washington winemaker started in brewing, with some interesting detours along the way.
 
Merf believes in honest, hard work and that’s ingrained in these bottles of American craftsmanship. His wine is something to be discovered, tasted and enjoyed with friends.”
 
90% Cab & 10% Malbec, “The Burn” is a reclaimed part of Columbia Valley’s growing region “named from legends of early settlers who set fire to the land in the fall to replenish and rejuvenate the grasslands for their horses in the spring”. This Cabernet received 96 Points from James Suckling, 91 Points from Wine & Spirits Magazine, and 90 Points from JebDunnuck.com!
 
Don’t forget to get your weekend wines every #FreeTastingFriday with us after 3pm and #TryBeforeYouBuy!
Jan
25
Fri
Friday Tasting – CAN JAN
Jan 25 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Friday Tasting - CAN JAN @ Water Street Wines & Spirits
We’re canning January as we get done with this cold, dreary month and look to getting through the rest of winter in upstate NY.
 
We’ll be tasting out 3 wines and a COCKTAIL: House Wine Rose & Chardonnay, Seven Daughters  Moscato, & Cutwater Spirits Gin & Tonic… all from cans!
 
If you’ve ever been curious what it’s like to drink wine from a can or try a pre-made cocktail from a can, now’s your chance! The canned market is exploding from beer, to wine, to spirits, so hop on the train and enjoy a glass or two at a time without wasting the whole bottle.
 
Don’t forget to get your weekend wines every Free Tasting Friday with us after 3pm and Try Before You Buy!
Feb
1
Fri
Friday Tasting w/ Ravines Wine Cellars
Feb 1 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Friday Tasting w/ Ravines Wine Cellars @ Water Street Wines & Spirits
This Friday we have Ravines Wine Cellars here from 4-7pm pouring their highly-rated and well-made Finger Lakes wines from 4-7pm.
With the winery sold out of their Cabernet Franc, we have some of the last bottles. Stop on down to taste with Joanne and try these excellent examples of Finger Lakes wine and see why Ravines continues to receive praise in publication and from their customers!
Don’t forget to get your weekend wines every Free Tasting Friday with us after 3pm and Try Before You Buy!
Feb
8
Fri
Friday Tasting – Romantic Cocktails
Feb 8 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Friday Tasting - Romantic Cocktails @ Water Street Wines & Spirits

This Friday we have Wende from Empire Merchants North here from 3-6pm making specialty cocktails and pouring some just for you and your beau!!

Try and learn to make simple cocktails using 5 perfect treats for him or her this #ValentinesDay… featuring: Bulleit Bourbon, Chandon Sparkling Rose, Chambord Raspberry Liqueur, Smirnoff Raspberry Vodka, and Godiva Chocolate Liqueur.

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

Feb
11
Mon
Wine Class #1 – How to Taste & Shop for Wine
Feb 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Wine Class #1 - How to Taste & Shop for Wine @ Water Street Wines & Spirits

We want to educate you about wine… come take some quick hour-long courses that range from beginner to exploratory! Sign up for every class and get a deal, or pick and choose which you’d like to attend. Kyle will be in every other Monday evening beginning in February to answer all your questions (please bring them!) and let you explore your curiosity about wine!

These classes are limited to 10 seats, so get your tickets soon!

Each class is $15 if you bring your own wine glasses and we recommend at least 3 glasses to bring from home. Please make sure your glasses are similar in shape and size and have a stem (like what’s pictured). If you would like to be provided glasses, you can purchase them with your ticket for an additional $10.

Feb
15
Fri
Friday Tasting – Beckon Wines
Feb 15 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Friday Tasting - Beckon Wines @ Water Street Wines & Spirits
We’ll be pouring 2 wines from Beckon out of Central Coast, California: Chardonnay & Pinot Noir.
 
“Master Winemaker Bob Blue crafts Beckon wines to capture the Central Coast’s natural balance in the bottle. Beckon wines truly are an invitation to taste Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from California’s Central Coast, one of the most exciting frontiers of New World winemaking.”
 
Some tryly expressive warm climate wines available for $14.99 and $17.99, respectively.
 
Don’t forget to get your weekend wines every Free Tasting Friday with us after 3pm and Try Before You Buy!
Feb
22
Fri
Friday Tasting w/ Chateau Lafayette Reneau
Feb 22 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Friday Tasting w/ Chateau Lafayette Reneau @ Water Street Wines & Spirits
This Friday we have Chateau LaFayette Reneau here from 3-6pm pouring their own Finger Lakes wines.
 
Opening in 1986, and working with winemaker Tim Miller since 1996, CLR Winery has been making excellent European-style dry, and native varietal sweeter wines, for over 30 years. They have won multiple awards and gained national and international recognition for their wines since hiring Tim Miller, and most recently won the NYS Governor’s Cup for their Semi-Dry Riesling back in 2014.
 
Don’t forget to get your weekend wines every #FreeTastingFriday with us after 3pm and #TryBeforeYouBuy!
Feb
25
Mon
Wine Class #2 – How to Taste & Shop for Wine
Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Wine Class #2 - How to Taste & Shop for Wine @ Water Street Wines & Spirits

We want to educate you about wine… come take some quick hour-long courses that range from beginner to exploratory! Sign up for every class and get a deal, or pick and choose which you’d like to attend. Kyle will be in every other Monday evening beginning in February to answer all your questions (please bring them!) and let you explore your curiosity about wine!

These classes are limited to 10 seats, so get your tickets soon!

Each class is $15 if you bring your own wine glasses and we recommend at least 3 glasses to bring from home. Please make sure your glasses are similar in shape and size and have a stem (like what’s pictured). If you would like to be provided glasses, you can purchase them with your ticket for an additional $10.

Sign up for all 6 classes for just $80 and save, or $90 with glasses to re-use each time.

Class #2 (2/25) – How Wine is Made

What’s the difference between red, white, and rose? What does oak mean? How is a dessert wine, fortified wine, sparkling wine made differently?
Have you had these questions? We’ll taste different styles and discuss!

Mar
1
Fri
Friday Tasting w/ Hunt Country Vineyards
Mar 1 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Friday Tasting 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!