Tastings & Events

Jun
28
Fri
Friday Tasting w/ New Vines
Jun 28 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Friday Tasting w/ New Vines @ Water Street Wines & Spirits
This Friday, we have New Vines Winery in the store pouring their EXTREMELY small-production wines:
 
Gruner Veltliner
Dry Riesling
Cabernet Franc
 
With an annual production less than 500 cases, winemaker and grape-grower, Todd, produces some serious wines that contend with some of the best in the area.
 
Come taste these hidden gemsm, and….
 
Don’t forget to get your weekend wines every #FreeTastingFriday with us after 3pm and #TryBeforeYouBuy!
Jul
5
Fri
Friday Tasting w/ Glenora & Knapp
Jul 5 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Friday Tasting w/ Glenora & Knapp @ Water Street Wines & Spirits
This Friday, we have Glenora Wine Cellars & Knapp Winery in the store pouring their great Finger Lakes values!

Stop by to taste:
Vintage Brut Sparkling Wine
Peach Spumante
Lake Series Cabernet Sauvignon
Lake Series Riesling
Knapp Niagara
Wonderous Watermelon (Limited Summer fruit wine!)

Come taste these Finger Lakes classics, and…

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

Jul
6
Sat
Saturday Tasting w/ Opici Family Dist.
Jul 6 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Saturday Tasting w/ Opici Family Dist. @ Water Street Wines & Spirits

We have a special tasting for July 4th weekend with Opici Family Distributing in the store pouring some fun stuff for summer!

Stop by to taste:

Rachel’s Raquette Lake Bloody Mary Mixes

Nue Vodka
House Wine Canned Wines
Fischer’s Spiked Lemonade
Come taste these Finger Lakes classics, and…Don’t forget to get your weekend wines every #FreeTastingFriday with us after 3pm and #TryBeforeYouBuy!

Jul
19
Fri
Friday Tasting w/ Weis Vineyards
Jul 19 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Friday Tasting w/ Weis Vineyards @ Water Street Wines & Spirits

This Friday, we have Weis Vineyards in the store pouring their excellent Finger Lakes wines from 3-6pm!

Stop in to try:
Dry Riesling
Semi-Dry Riesling
Gewurztraminer
Perle
Schulhaus Red

“Born in Zell Mosel, Germany, Winemaker Hans Peter Weis grew up in the vineyards and cellar of his family winery. It is there that he gained his passion for wine. Continually learning and working with his family to learn the techniques and tradition of the Mosel. Once he was of age he furthered his education by receiving his degree in Winemaking, Business & Agriculture.

In the spring of 2016 he and his wife Ashlee, a native of the Finger Lakes, decided they would begin this adventure together and open up Weis Vineyards.

The first harvest for Weis Vineyards was Fall of 2016. With the tasting room opening and the first vintage being released in spring of 2017. They utilize a beautiful one room school house to provide personalized tasting to everyone that visits.”

Come taste these delicious wines, and…

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

Jul
26
Fri
Friday Tasting w/ Red Tail Ridge & More!
Jul 26 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Friday Tasting w/ Red Tail Ridge & More! @ Water Street Wines & Spirits

This Friday, we have Daniel from T. Edward Wines and Spirits in the store pouring wines from Red Tail Ridge Winery and more!

Stop in to try:
Avinyo Petillant
Forlorn Hope “Queen of the Sierra” Red
Red Tail Ridge Chardonnay sans Oak
Red Tail Ridge Gewurztraminer
Red Tail Ridge Good Karma Riesling
Red Tail Ridge Blaufrankisch

Come taste these delicious wines, get a nice discount on the Red Tail Ridge, and…

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

Jul
30
Tue
Summer Wine Class #2 – Sauv Blanc Around the World
Jul 30 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Summer Wine Class #2 - Sauv Blanc 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 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!

For this series we’re offering 2 seatings per evening (one at 5pm and one at 6:30pm) with a limited 10 seats available per class.

Class #2 (7/30) – Varietal Series: Sauvignon Blanc Around the World

  • Do you like to drink Sauv Blanc and want to learn more? Maybe you’ve never tried Sauvignon Blanc for fear of not liking it after buying a whole bottle?
  • Let’s take an hour-long trip around the world through our wine glasses and try wines made from this single grape from the Finger Lakes, New Zealand, France, California, South Africa, and Chile.

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, we have them available, to keep and re-use, at an additional cost.

Aug
2
Fri
Friday Tasting w/ Black Button Distilling
Aug 2 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Friday Tasting w/ Black Button Distilling @ Water Street Wines & Spirits

This Friday, we have Black Button Distilling here pouring the Rochester-made spirits and cocktails for you to try!

Stop in to sample:
Lilac Gin
Citrus-Forward Gin
20-Plate Vodka
Bespoke Bourbon Cream

Come taste these delicious spirits, and…

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

Aug
9
Fri
Friday Tasting w/ Shaw Vineyards
Aug 9 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Friday Tasting w/ Shaw Vineyards @ Water Street Wines & Spirits

This Friday, join Steve Shaw Jr. of Shaw Vineyards as he samples his Finger Lakes grown-and-made “Libella” Pinot Grigio!

Come taste thisdelicious wine, get 10% off, and…

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

Aug
13
Tue
Summer Wine Class #3 – Dry Rieslings & Terroir
Aug 13 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Summer Wine Class #3 - Dry Rieslings & Terroir @ 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 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!

For this series we’re offering 2 seatings per evening (one at 5pm and one at 6:30pm) with a limited 10 seats available per class.

Class #3 (8/13) – Varietal Series: Dry Rieslings and Terroir

  • In this class we’ll zoom around the Finger Lakes and the rest of the world, trying 6 Dry Rieslings grown in our different microclimates and soil types as we taste their individual “terroirs” and what make the Finger Lakes so special for Riesling.

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, we have them available, to keep and re-use, at an additional cost.

Aug
16
Fri
Friday Tasting w/ New Vines
Aug 16 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Friday Tasting w/ New Vines @ Water Street Wines & Spirits
This Friday, we have New Vines Winery in the store pouring their EXTREMELY small-production wines:
 
Gruner Veltliner
Dry Riesling
Cabernet Franc
 
With an annual production less than 500 cases, winemaker and grape-grower, Todd, produces some serious wines that contend with some of the best in the area.
 
Come taste these hidden gemsm, and….
 
Don’t forget to get your weekend wines every #FreeTastingFriday with us after 3pm and #TryBeforeYouBuy!