Tastings & Events

Oct
12
Sat
Saturday Tasting w/ Opici Family Dist.
Oct 12 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Saturday Tasting w/ Opici Family Dist. @ Water Street Wines & Spirits
For this special Saturday tasting we have Cheryl here from Opici Wines from 1-4pm pouring a delicious selection of wines & spirits!
 
Stop by to taste:
Julia James Chardonnay (California)
Marcel Dubois Vouvray Demi-Sec (France)
The Crusher Petite Sirah (California)
James E Pepper Distillery 1776 Bourbon
Jackson Morgan Southern Cream Salted Caramel
 
Come try some of these treats with us and #trybeforeyoubuy!
Oct
18
Fri
Spooooky Free Friday Tasting
Oct 18 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Spooooky Free Friday Tasting @ Water Street Wines & Spirits

This Friday we have Darrel from Empire Merchants here with some local wines, spirits, and a red blend from Chile all perfect for the upcoming spooky celebrations.

Stop by to taste:
Glenora Wine Cellars Dry Riesling
Knapp Winery Superstition Sweet Red
Iron Smoke Distillery Bourbon Whiskey
Casillero del Diablo Devil’s Red Blend

Come try some of these frighteningly good wines and spirits with us and…

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

Nov
8
Fri
Free Tasting Friday w/ Diageo Brands
Nov 8 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Free Tasting Friday w/ Diageo Brands @ Water Street Wines & Spirits
This Friday we have Wende here pouring some great Fall treats and samples from Empire Merchants and Diageo Brands!
 
Stop by to try:
Crown Royal Vanilla Whiskey
Captain Morgan Gingerbread Rum
Baileys Pumpkin Spice Irish Cream
Bulleit Bourbon
 
Get into the store to get cocktail ideas & recipes and try some of these top-shelf brands from Diageo!
 
Don’t forget to get your weekend wines (or spirits) every #FreeTastingFriday with us after 3pm and #TryBeforeYouBuy!
Nov
15
Fri
Free Tasting Friday w/ Opici Dist.
Nov 15 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Free Tasting Friday w/ Opici Dist. @ Water Street Wines & Spirits
This Friday we have Cheryl from Opici Family Dist. back again, serving up wines and spirits with a side of story-telling and an infections laugh!
 
Stop by to try:
BLOOM Gin Jasmine & Rose
Gruet Winery Blanc de Blancs
Domaine ZINCK Portrait Gewurztraminer
Maison Nicolas Rose of Pinot Noir
Bread & Butter Wines Pinot NoirGet 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
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