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1 December, 2015

2015 Finger Lakes Riesling Launch

2015 Finger Lakes Riesling Launch
Posted in : Dessert Wine, Riesling, White Wine on by : The Gourmez
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For the second year in a row, I took part in the Finger Lakes Wine Alliance Riesling Launch, a live-tweeting event that invites wine writers and bloggers to check out the newest vintage (2014) of the region’s signature grape varietal together, virtually at least, with the wineries. I received sample bottles of three different rieslings,
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2 November, 2015

A Sampling of the Perfect Watkins Glen and Eastern Seneca Lake Experience

A Sampling of the Perfect Watkins Glen and Eastern Seneca Lake Experience
Comments : 3 Posted in : Dessert Wine, Red Wine, Tasting Rooms in the Finger Lakes - NY, Travel, Travel Guide for the Finger Lakes, NY, White Wine, Wine, Wine Bloggers Conference 2015 on by : The Gourmez
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The Mystery At the annual Wine Bloggers Conference (WBC), one late afternoon/early evening is dedicated to an excursion out of the host hotel and into the wine region itself. Where we bloggers go is a mystery; each tour bus heads to a different location for a wine tasting and dinner, and just where we will
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12 October, 2015

Crunchmaster Crackers Review

Crunchmaster Crackers Review
Comments : 1 Posted in : Food, Product Reviews on by : The Gourmez
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You’ve likely seen my first couple of posts on the Wine Bloggers Conference held in the Finger Lakes last month. But you probably don’t know how essential palate cleansers are to the wine tasting drill! When you are sampling upwards of twenty wines a day—and likely many, many more—having something that can break up the
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10 September, 2015

The Hospitality of the Finger Lakes—and Other Reasons to Visit

The Hospitality of the Finger Lakes—and Other Reasons to Visit
Comments : 5 Posted in : Travel, Travel Guide for Corning, NYC, Travel Guide for the Finger Lakes, NY, Wine, Wine Bloggers Conference 2015 on by : The Gourmez
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Shh, don’t tell the fine folks who run the Wine Bloggers Conference (WBC), but some of us bloggers write about more than wine! Which is why it was exceptionally pleasant to attend this year—the folks at the Finger Lakes Wine Country Tourism and Marketing Association, Corning Enterprises, and the Elmira Corning Airport sure know how
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27 August, 2015

Most Memorable Wines from the 2015 Finger Lakes Wine Bloggers Conference

Most Memorable Wines from the 2015 Finger Lakes Wine Bloggers Conference
Comments : 3 Posted in : Champagne / Champenoise Style, Cider, Ice Wine, Meritage, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Sparkling Wine, Travel Guide for the Finger Lakes, NY, Vidal Blanc, Wine, Wine Bloggers Conference 2015 on by : The Gourmez
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It’s been two weeks since the 2015 Wine Bloggers Conference (WBC), my second WBC and my second time being truly impressed with the events that Zephyr Adventures organizes. The elite sponsors for this year’s WBC—the Finger Lakes Wine Country Tourism Marketing Association, Corning Enterprises, and the Elmira Corning Regional Airport—went above and beyond in introducing
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11 August, 2015

Pre-Con Preconceptions of the Finger Lakes

Pre-Con Preconceptions of the Finger Lakes
Comments : 2 Posted in : Gewurztraminer, Riesling, Wine Bloggers Conference 2015 on by : The Gourmez
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In a day and a half, I’ll be heading east to the 2015 Wine Bloggers Conference. This is only my second WBC, and I’m going in large part because I won Quini’s grand prize at the last WBC in 2015, meaning that Quini is paying for my hotel stay & blogger registration fee.  (What’s Quini?
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27 September, 2014

Finger Lakes 2013 Riesling Launch–Live! On Twitter and Facebook

Finger Lakes 2013 Riesling Launch–Live! On Twitter and Facebook
Posted in : Riesling, Schloss Biebrech Sekt, White Wine, Wine, Wine Bloggers Conference 2015 on by : The Gourmez
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I hope it’s been a pleasant Saturday for you so far, readers. This is just a quick note to let you know that I’ll be participating in the Finger Lakes Wine Alliance’s launch of their 2013 Reislings in a short 3 hours from now, from 7 to 9 PM EST, which is 4 to 6
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