Join Certified Sommelier, owner of Experience! The Finger Lakes, and Wine Instructor, Laura Winter Falk, PhD, as she guides you through a virtual pairing experience with Finger Lakes wines, local cheeses, and charcuterie right in your home. Through a collaboration with Marketview Liquor, Finger Lakes Artisan Foods, and regional wineries, artisan cheesemakers, and food producers, we provide virtual experiences with themed Wine and Cheese or Wine, Cheese and Charcuterie delivered directly to your door.
Each kit contains three full bottles of wine or craft beverages and three food pairings, more than enough sipping and eating for 2-4 people. The number of wines and pairings is customizable based on your budget and interest, and additional accoutrements can be added for an enhanced experience. Create a special event for family and friends featuring a sommelier-curated wine and food pairing zoom presentation that will showcase the magic of pairing with intention.
Private virtual wine pairings can be scheduled online for Fridays, or via phone for any day of the week based on availability.
- $35 – $40 shipping available for most Northeastern states
- We can NOT ship to AL, AK, AR, HI, MI, MS, SD, UT (for these states our Sommelier could make locally available recommendations as alternatives)
- Please allow at least 14 days for your kit to arrive (additional days for shipping to Texas)
- If you are local to the Rochester area, you may arrange to pick up your virtual pairing kit directly from Marketview Liquor
Current Virtual Experience:
Through a Different Lens
Our Through a Different Lens Virtual Wine & Cheese Pairing Experience explores three wines from Finger Lakes producers that have reinterpreted classic examples of wine varietals to create something completely new and delicious.” Each wine is then carefully paired with local farm-crafted cheeses from Muranda Cheese Co. Sip, savor, and learn along with Experience! The Finger Lakes owner and certified sommelier, Laura Winter Falk, as she guides you through this specially curated, interactive pairing event
Price: $125 per kit + shipping
What’s Included: 2 premium white wines, 1 premium red wine, three delicious Finger Lakes cheeses, one artisan mustard, one package of Stony Brook Sweet Chili Butternut Peptitas, plus your scheduled sommelier-led, interactive Zoom presentation!
Examples of Previous Virtual Experiences:
The Three Lakes
The Three Lakes Virtual Wine & Cheese Pairing Experience explores wines from the three main wine-producing Finger Lakes: Cayuga, Seneca, and Keuka. A wine from each lake was selected to pair with locally-crafted cheeses by Lively Run Farm and Creamery. Featured pairings of this kit included:
Treleaven Wines Semi-Dry Riesling paired with Chevre and Ithaca Honey Works honey
Lakewood Vineyards Chardonnay paired with Seneca Moon Brie
Heron Hill Winery Cabernet Franc paired with Shire Beer Cheese and local Knapp Farm Brambleberry jam
The Tres Colores Virtual Wine & Cheese Pairing Experience explores white, red, and rose’ wines from three Finger Lakes wine producers. A wine from each producer was carefully selected to pair with locally-crafted cheeses by Lively Run Farm and Creamery. Featured pairings of this kit included:
Dr. Konstantin Frank Rkatsiteli paired with Lively Run Chevre’ and F. Olivers Pineapple Vinegar
Sheldrake Point Winery Dry Rose’ paired with Lively Run Gorge Trail Gouda with F. Oliver’s Tuscan Herb Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Bright Leaf Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon paired with Lively Run Finger Lakes Gold Reserve
New York Gold
Our New York Gold Virtual Wine, Cheese, and Charcuterie Pairing Experience explores three Finger Lakes wines that were recent Gold Medal winners in the 2021 New York Wine Classic competition. Be some of the first to taste these award-winning wines. We have selected each wine for its quality and story and then carefully pair it with locally-crafted foods. Discover the magic, science, and art behind wine and food pairing. Featured pairings of this kit included:
Dr. Konstantin Frank 2019 Gruner Veltliner paired with First Light Creamery Chevre with Honey
Bright Leaf Vineyard NV Reserve Blend #1 with Lively Run Finger Lakes Gold cheese
Goose Watch Winery 2015 Merlot with Battistoni Italian Salami