Tastings & Events

Apr
8
Mon
Wine Class #5 – Varietal Series: The Oddballs
Apr 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Wine Class #5 - Varietal Series: The Oddballs @ 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 #5 (4/8) – Varietal Series: The Oddballs

You’re adventurous and you love trying new things in wine… this class is for you! We’re going to taste some less-popular varietals of wine from places they’re grown best and talk about what makes them unique.
We’ll try Torrontes, Chenin Blanc, and Viognier for some whites; For reds we’ll have Xinomavro, Pinotage, and Mencia!

Apr
12
Fri
Friday Tasting – The Love of the South
Apr 12 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Friday Tasting - The Love of the South @ Water Street Wines & Spirits
For “Free Tasting Friday” this week, we have 3 “Southern” wines to sample from 3-7pm.
 
Stop by the store and taste a Mendoza Malbec and 2 wines from Southern France:
Trivento‘s “Amado Sur” 2016. Literally translates to “Love of the South”. 70% Malbec, 20% Bonarda, 10% Syrah.
-Le Grand (Pinot) Noir 2017. Minervois & Languedoc Roussillon
Rosé Piscine. A dry rosé made from Négrette and purposefully designed to be served over ice for warmer weather ahead!
 
Don’t forget to get your wines for the weekend with Water St Wines & Spirits every Friday after 3pm and “try before you buy”!
Apr
19
Fri
Friday Tasting w/ Southern Glazer’s New Wines
Apr 19 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Friday Tasting w/ Southern Glazer's New Wines @ Water Street Wines & Spirits
This Friday we have Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits offering samples of a variety of great new products!

Stop by our store to try:
Estancia boxed Chardonnay & Cabernet Sauvignon
Cooper & Thief Bourbon Barrel-Aged Red Blend
NEW Woodbridge Dry Rosé
NEW Meiomi Sparkling Wine

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

Apr
22
Mon
Wine Class #6 – Sherry: Not Your Grandma’s Drink
Apr 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Wine Class #6 - Sherry: Not Your Grandma's Drink @ 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 #6 (4/22) – Sherry: Not your grandma’s drink…

This class is a bit selfish, but Kyle loves Sherry/Jerez, so we’re going to taste and learn more about the different styles of sherry because it is so unique and special.
Contrary to what most people think, most Sherry is DRY. Let’s try this strange, magically-versatile, fortified wine from Spain- from dry to lusciously sweet- as we taste Fino, Amontillado, Oloroso, Pedro Ximenez (PX), and yes… higher-quality Cream/Medium Sherry.

Apr
26
Fri
Friday Tasting w/ Fulkerson Winery
Apr 26 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Friday Tasting w/ Fulkerson Winery @ Water Street Wines & Spirits
This Friday we have Fulkerson Winery from Dundee, NY on Seneca Lake bringing their classic Finger Lakes wines to pour and share from 3-6pm.

This 7-generation Finger Lakes family has grown fruit and grapes and provided quality products for home winemakers for years, opening their small winery in 1989. Today they produce around 12,500 cases per year and provide juice for home winemakers from around the North Eastern US.

Come try some of their wines with us and…

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

Apr
27
Sat
Saturday Tasting w/ Opici Wines
Apr 27 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Saturday Tasting w/ Opici Wines @ Water Street Wines & Spirits

Try some great wines from Opici Wine Group on this special Saturday Tasting from 1-4pm!

We’ll have samples of Hahn Pinot Noir & Chardonnay out of Monterey, CA, alongside Smith & Hook Cabernet from Central Coast CA… and more!

Don’t forget to taste with us every Friday after 3pm and follow us on Facebook for updates on special events like these!

May
3
Fri
Friday Tasting w/ Keuka Spring Vineyards
May 3 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Friday Tasting w/ Keuka Spring Vineyards @ Water Street Wines & Spirits

This Friday we have Keuka Spring Vineyard from Penn Yan, NY on sampling a selection of their award-winning Finger Lakes wines!

One of our best-selling local wineries, come see why they’ve won the Governor’s Cup multiple times and continue to present excellent cool-climate whites and reds at a fantastic price point!

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

May
10
Fri
Friday Tasting w/ Black Button Distilling
May 10 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Friday Tasting w/ Black Button Distilling @ Water Street Wines & Spirits

This Friday we have Black Button Distilling pouring samples of their small-back distilled products and cocktails from 3-6pm.

“Rochester’s first and finest grain-to-glass distillery since Prohibition. Making Bourbon, Gin, Bourbon Cream, Vodka, Moonshine and more since 2012!”

Stop by to try their Apple Pie Moonshine, Bespoke Bourbon Cream, Four Grain Bourbon Whiskey, and Citrus Forward Gin…

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

May
24
Fri
Friday Tasting w/ Billsboro Winery
May 24 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Friday Tasting w/ Billsboro Winery @ Water Street Wines & Spirits

This Friday, we have a tasting with Billsboro Winery on Seneca Lake, NY here from 4-7pm.

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: Dry Rose of Pinot Noir, 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 “Free Tasting Friday” with us after 3pm and try before you buy!

May
31
Fri
Friday Tasting w/ Certo Bros.
May 31 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Friday Tasting w/ Certo Bros. @ Water Street Wines & Spirits
This Friday, we have a tasting of select wines from Certo Brothers Distributing from 3-6pm.
 
Stop by to taste free samples of:
 
Erben Riesling & Spatlese Riesling (Germany)
Old Soul Chardonnay & Pinot Noir (California)
Maggio Pinot Grigio (California)
OZV Old Vine Zinfandel (California)
 
Don’t forget to get your weekend wines every #FreeTastingFriday with us after 3pm and #TryBeforeYouBuy!