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Wine Pairing Reception

The most informal of Laura’s in-person experiences is our Finger Lakes Artisan Beverage and local food pairing reception.  In this format, we set up one or more pairing stations set up with your selections of wine, beer, cider, or spirits paired with cheese, chocolate, charcuterie, or artisan bites.  Guests go from station to station and receive guided “bite-sized info” about the producers, the pairings, why they were chosen, and why they taste so delicious together.  Group size can be as small as 30 people or over 100.

Some examples of guided pairing stations from a reception include:

Finger Lakes Chardonnay paired with baked local brie
Finger Lakes Cider paired with butternut squash soup

Finger Lakes Cabernet paired with Finger Lakes aged cheese topped with berry preserves
Finger Lakes Bourbon paired with locally-made chorizo

Finger Lakes Red Port paired with New York State chocolate covered cherries
Finger Lakes Brown Ale paired with Ithaca-made cinnamon chocolate truffles

Amazing Wine Pairings!

I just wanted to follow up and thank you for the fabulous wine and food pairing you conducted at my house in Skaneateles last weekend. Everyone was delighted with the choices and the explanation--especially me:-). I think that's only the 2nd Gewurztraminer I ever had in my life that I liked--really liked.

– Lynne

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