Summer Food and Wine Festivals in Rochester, New York

Summer Food and Wine Festivals in Rochester, New York

Your complete guide to eating and drinking your way around a Rochester summer is here. Rochester, N.Y., and its surrounding areas are brimming with festive foodie events during the warm summer months. Anyone is bound to find a festival piquing their curiosity and tickling their tastebuds — and maybe worthy of loosening a belt a notch or two. Mark your calendar with these upcoming Rochester food and beverage summer festivals. We’ll see you there! June Rochester Festivals June launches summer’s Rochester-area food and beverage festivities with a bang. This month is packed with seasonal celebrations highlighting everything from local, farm-to-table …
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Celebrate Independence Day With Fourth of July Wine

Close up of American Flag for 4th of July

Firecrackers. Picnics. Parades. What could be a bigger celebration than the Fourth of July? This year, plan ahead for an Independence Day that has it all by purchasing wines for your Fourth of July party. After all, you know that nothing goes better with fun than the right type of wine. Here are five ideal Fourth of July wines you should try. 1. The Federalist Lodi Zinfandel If you know anything about Zinfandels, you realize they can offer as much surprise as a suddenly lit sparkler on a dusky evening. The Federalist Lodi Zinfandel is no exception. Plan to appreciate its snappiness mixed …
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Celebrate Mom With Mother’s Day Wine

Mother's Day Wines

As one of the most popular holidays on the calendar, Mother’s Day offers the perfect time to say thank you to all the maternal influences in your life. Whether you are planning a large meal to spend time with mom, or you just want to send her a gift that she will love, consider buying a bottle of wine for Mother’s Day. Wondering what kind of Mother’s Day wine is best-suited for your mom? Consider her personality and wine leanings to pick the best wine gifts you can imagine. Here are three examples that may help you decide. 1. For …
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The Best Wines For Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo Wines

The fifth of May is a day to celebrate and feast, no matter where you live in the world. In fact, Cinco de Mayo celebrations have begun to pop up around the globe. This holiday boasts a world of fun and festivities, not to mention the perfect opportunity to try some of the best wines for Cinco de Mayo flavors. If you are hosting a Cinco de Mayo party or looking for a special gift to present on this day of celebration, find out more about the four wines that make sense for any Cinco de Mayo gathering. 1. Yalumba …
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The Difference Between Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon

The Difference Between Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet sauvignons and merlots are two wildly popular and well-established red wine varietals. So popular, in fact, they’re the number one and number two most-planted wine grape varietals in the world — over 840,000 acres for cabernet sauvignon and 657,300 acres for merlot. However, if you’re like most people and don’t carry a sommelier certificate, it can be hard to distinguish between the two. Cabernet sauvignon and merlot share many similarities to the naked eye. Yet their sips can carry vast but subtle differences for the discerning tongue to untangle. (And to pair properly with a meal.) Appreciate the rich heritage between …
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