Mark Your Calendars for PALATE, A Wine, Food & Art Showcase in Finger Lakes Wine Country

The grassroots buzz is beginning for a new, week-long showcase of wine, food and art in Finger Lakes Wine Country called PALATE. The first event will be held in Corning, NY during the week of February 16-22, 2009 and is a partnership between Finger Lakes Wine Country Tourism Marketing Association, Inc. and Corning’s Gaffer District.

What will PALATE offer to its attendees? Opportunities to attend winemaker dinners and get an intimate, first-hand perspective on some of the region’s finest wines, beer pairing dinners, cooking demos with top local chefs and art open houses as well as a poster design contest open to adults 21 and over. This is winter break week for the kids and educators and is planned in conjunction with the 2300 Degrees event being held on February 19, 2009 at the Corning Museum of Glass and Cabin Fever on February 22, 2009.

I am feeling very lucky to have been asked to contribute ideas to PALATE and I’ll provide more updates as we have them. So Finger Lakes Wine Country wineries, Corning restaurants, stores, and museums, be on the lookout for our team to get in touch to share the details on how you can get involved sometime soon!

5 responses to this post.

  1. so you asked each winery but mine…???…what a loss as our wines have been rated the “Best” in our AVA…can you explain this…???…that is why I was not asked…???…


  2. John, if you’re referring to the Wine Bloggers Conference wine submissions for the informal tasting, I only asked less than a handful of wineries that I know personally. I posted an opportunity for a winery sponsorship some time ago and also worked with Morgen McLaughlin at Finger Lakes Wine Country Tourism Marketing and Belinda Venuti with Finger Lakes Wine Alliance to get the word out to as many wineries as possible, but I am still in the process of developing relationships with as many interested Finger Lakes Wineries as I can. (Thank you, Morgen and Belinda!)

    Additionally, you are welcome to post links to your ratings as the “Best” in our AVA in the response section here. I would love to read them.


  3. Also, as I recall you once told me that you don’t submit your wines for review?


  4. Posted by Steve on October 21, 2008 at 2:53 pm

    If this is the same John from DonGio wines, I’d like to see what publications and which of his wines he’s referring to as well.

    Thanks for supporting our Finger Lakes wine region so well, Melissa.


  5. It’s absolutely my pleasure, Steve! I feel very fortunate to have landed here during such a pivotal and exciting time for the region.


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