Tastings & Events

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!
Mar
8
Fri
Friday Tasting: Bourbon Barreled Reds
Mar 8 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Friday Tasting: Bourbon Barreled Reds @ Water Street Wines & Spirits
This Friday we’ll be checking out the new fad of Bourbon Barrel-aged Red Wines.
 
These full-bodied, rich red wines are made bigger and more complex using extended barrel aging in used Bourbon casks, adding flavors of vanilla, caramel, and sweet brown spirits.
 
Try Robert Mondavi’s Private Selection Cab Sauv, Beringer Bros. Cab Sauv, and Cooper & Thief’s over-the-top Red Wine Blend.
 
Don’t forget to get your weekend wines (or spirits) every #FreeTastingFriday with us after 3pm and #TryBeforeYouBuy!
Mar
11
Mon
Wine Class #3 – Varietal Series: Chardonnay Around the World
Mar 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Wine Class #3 - Varietal Series: Chardonnay Around the World @ 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 #3 (3/11) – Varietal Series: Chardonnay Around the World

Drink Chardonnay and want to know more? Maybe you’re trying to get back into Chardonnay… let’s take an hour-long trip around the world trying this wine from diffrent climates and countries from Finger Lakes, France (Burgundy & Chablis), California, New Zealand, and Australia.

Mar
15
Fri
Friday Tasting: Black Box Premium Spirits
Mar 15 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Friday Tasting: Black Box Premium Spirits @ Water Street Wines & Spirits
This Friday we’ll be taking a break from wine and tasting Black Box Spirits from 3-6pm.

You may have had wine from a box, and back in January we tried wine from a can, so now we’ll be sampling spirits from a box! Portable, convenient, inexpensive, and it fits in your fridge or freezer with an easy-to-use tap!

Come taste some mini cocktails or neat smaples of Black Box Premium Whiskey & Vodka!

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

Mar
16
Sat
Saturday Tasting w/ Billsboro Winery
Mar 16 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Saturday Tasting w/ Billsboro Winery @ Water Street Wines & Spirits
This Saturday, we have a special tasting with Billsboro Winery here from 3-6pm pouring their excellent wines right before St. Patrick’s Day!

Celebrating 10 years this year, Billsboro is still a young winery, but has Vinny & Kim Aliperti make serious Finger Lakes wines; winning the Governor’s Cup just a couple of years ago for their cool-climate Syrah, and continuing to produce some high-quality products made from grapes grown at Sawmill Creek Vineyards on Southeast Seneca.

They’ll be sampling their: Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, and Unoaked Cab Franc!

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!

Mar
22
Fri
Friday Tasting w/ Damiani Wine Cellars
Mar 22 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Friday Tasting w/ Damiani Wine Cellars @ Water Street Wines & Spirits
This Friday we have Damiani Wine Cellars here from 3-6pm pouring their fantastic Seneca Lake-grown, Finger Lakes wines.

“Situated on the eastern shore of Seneca Lake in the heart of the Finger Lakes, Damiani Wine Cellars is committed to producing bold and beautifully nuanced wines that evoke the terroir of the region.”
Damiani continues to score well on many of their dry reds and produce crisp, nuanced whites representative of our region.

Come try some of their wines with us and…

Don’t forget to get your weekend wines every Free Friday Tasting with us after 3pm and “try before you buy”!

Mar
25
Mon
Wine Class #4 – Varietal Series: Pinot Noir Around the World
Mar 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Wine Class #4 - Varietal Series: Pinot Noir Around the World @ 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 #4 (3/25) – Varietal Series: Pinot Noir Around the World

Love Pinot Noir? We’re going to compare Finger Lakes, California, South America, New Zealand, Germany (Spatburgunder), and France (Burgundy) and discuss why this grape is all about location, location, location.

Mar
29
Fri
Friday Tasting w/ Ravines Wine Cellars
Mar 29 @ 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!
Apr
5
Fri
Friday Tasting – Game of Rhones
Apr 5 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Friday Tasting - Game of Rhones @ Water Street Wines & Spirits

In celebration of the upcoming premier of the final season of HBO’s Game of Thrones on April 14th, we’re pouring “Game of Rhones” here at the store…

Featuring the new Johnnie Walker “White Walker” Scotch blend of mostly Cardhu & Clanelish. (Mixers will be available.) There’s a magical message that appears on the bottle when chilled, and this is the first ever Blended Scotch recommended to be served in this way!

Not a whisky drinker? No worries, we have Rhone to taste, too… both an organic red and white Cotes-du-Rhone from La Chasse!

Don’t forget to stop by and taste with us every Friday after 3pm for our “Free Friday Tasting” and try before you buy!