Wine Reviews

Holiday Mulled Wine with Keuka Spring Vineyards Epic Reserve 2015

December 24, 2017

It’s cold out there… so why not warm up to a mulled red wine. A European tradition in various forms and names, mulled wine is basically various spices, sugar, brandy and wine warmed up on the stove. The aromas wafting from the kitchen will alone put you in the holiday spirit. And sitting on the couch sipping from your warm mug will make you wish winter would stay longer.

Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail

December 15, 2017

There is elegance in simplicity, especially when it comes to cocktails. Here is an eye-catching and palate-pleasing twist on your holiday bubbly. With three ingredients: sparkling wine, pomegranate seeds, and pomegranate juice, this speedy creation gives a festive mood to your holiday entertaining.

Inspire Moore Love 2016 Riesling

December 10, 2017

A marriage of appearance and taste, this creatively and sustainably adorned bottle is quite pleasant to drink. Once the pink-red cork is removed, a nose of pineapple, citrus and shale is revealed. This semi-dry version from Inspire Moore is quite palatable with grapefruit, grass and minerality. The crispness of the acidity is rounded out with faint sweet notes at the end. WF 88 points

Adirondack Winery 2016 Barrel Aged Chardonnay

December 3, 2017

Adirondack Winery 2016 Barrel Aged Chardonnay- This New World style chardonnay is a feast for all the senses. A beautiful label keeps the wine clothed and reveals a complex woody nose once poured. On the palate, citrus, butter and oak are the main themes with a light body at 12.5 % alcohol. This bottle is a good representation of what Finger Lakes growers (and Adirondack wine makers) can do with the chardonnay varietal. WF score 85.