Tastings & Events

Dec
13
Fri
Free Tasting Friday w/ Opici Dist.
Dec 13 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Free Tasting Friday w/ Opici Dist. @ Water Street Wines & Spirits
This Friday we have Cheryl from Opici Family Distributing back and pouring some great wines and spirits for the season.

Stop by to try:
Gruet Winery Blanc de Blancs
Giesen Wines Sauvignon Blanc
Cannonball Wines Cabernet Sauvignon
BLOOM Gin Jasmine & Rose
Jackson Morgan Southern Cream Peppermint Mocha

Get down to the store and start lining up your holiday wines and cocktails!

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

Dec
20
Fri
Free Tasting Friday w/ Finger Lakes Distilling
Dec 20 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Free Tasting Friday w/ Finger Lakes Distilling @ Water Street Wines & Spirits
This Friday we have the folks from Finger Lakes Distilling over from Seneca Lake to pour some great samples/mini cocktails of their award-winning spirits.
 
Stop by to try their:
Seneca Drums Gin
McKenzie Bourbon Whiskey
McKenzie Rye Whiskey
Raspberry Liqueur
 
Get into the store to get cocktail ideas & recipes and try some of these world-class whiskeys, gin, and liqueur.
 
Don’t forget to get your weekend wines (or spirits) every #FreeTastingFriday with us after 3pm and #TryBeforeYouBuy!
Dec
21
Sat
Whisk(e)y 101 Classes
Dec 21 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Whisk(e)y 101 Classes @ Water Street Wines & Spirits

Learn and TASTE the basics when it comes to whisk(e)ys, right in our store before the holidays.

On this Saturday afternoon, we’ll be trying and exploring the 5 basic styles of brown spirits with a short instruction on the differences between them and how/where they’re made.

We’ll be comparing/contrasting Bourbon (Maker’s Mark), Rye (High West Distillery Double Rye!), Irish Whiskey (Writers’ Tears), Un-Peated Blended Scotch (Monkey Shoulder), Peated Single Malt Scotch (Laphroaig Distillery Select), and a flavored whiskey for fun (Savage + Cooke An American Distillery Bad Sweater)!

This is an entirely free tasting/class offered by the store and only takes a half hour. Come with questions!

Classes will begin at:
12:00pm, 12:45pm, 1:30pm, 2:15pm

Jan
17
Fri
Free Tasting Friday w/ Rooster Hill Vineyards
Jan 17 @ 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!
Jan
21
Tue
Winter Wine Class #1 – What’s in the Cost & Tasting for Quality
Jan 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Winter Wine Class #1 - What's in the Cost & Tasting for Quality @ 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 #1 (1/21) – What’s in a Price & Tasting Quality

  • Learn how to approach a glass of wine, how to taste quality in a wine, and look like a pro in front of your friends!
  • We’ll taste a single style of wine from a single area (ie: California Cabernet) and compare quality and prices across a wide range!

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%!

Jan
24
Fri
Friday Tasting w/Anthony Road Wine Company
Jan 24 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Friday Tasting 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!

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%!