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 and local cheeses or chocolates right in your home. In celebration for a brand new year, we are launching a new line of Virtual Wine Tasting experiences with new wines and new pairings! 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 and Chocolate Kits delivered directly to your door. Each kit contains more than enough sipping and eating for 2-8 people. Join your friends and people from around the country in a sommelier-curated wine and food pairing zoom presentation that will showcase the magic of pairing with intention.
Booking for all virtual experiences must be made at least 14 days in advance to ensure enough time for delivery. At the time of booking, we will request your shipping information and process your order as soon as possible. We offer public virtual pairing events on Sundays where anyone can sign up and join the fun. Private virtual wine pairings can be scheduled online for Fridays and Saturdays, or any day of the week based on availability via phone.
Have fun while helping support the Finger Lakes region’s farm wineries, local creameries, artisan food producers, and small businesses by purchasing your Virtual Pairing Kits today!
Join Certified Sommelier and owner of Experience! The Finger Lakes, Laura Winter Falk, PhD, and the founder and inventor of Coravin, Greg Lambrecht on Sunday, March 21, as they guide you through a special virtual pairing event featuring emerging Finger Lakes wine varietals and unique artisan-crafted cheeses.
The Art of the Blend Wine & Cheese Virtual Pairing Experience
Discover the Art of the Blend. Blending wines from multiple grapes is the winemaker’s attempt to create their interpretation of perfect wine – where the resulting wine is greater than the sum of its parts. Discover the art and science behind the blend with three carefully-selected wines. Then experience them paired with carefully-selected cheeses intended to showcase both the winemakers’ and cheesemakers’ full intentions.
Price: Starting at $119 per kit + shipping
What’s Included: 3 proprietor-, blended wines: 2 reds and 1 white, three Finger Lakes artisan cheeses, and an added pairing accompaniment, plus your scheduled sommelier-led, interactive Zoom presentation!
Finger Lakes New Frontiers Wine & Cheese Virtual Pairing Experience
Explore the Hottest Trends in Finger Lakes Wines. No one disputes that Riesling is the queen varietal in the Finger Lakes. But there is lots of buzz in the region about exciting red varietals and alternative winemaking styles that are competing for the limelight as the next big thing. This experience is about showcasing premium, limited-quantity wines from wineries who are drawing attention to these new examples of what the region is capable of producing. Pairing them with some new spectacular cheeses creates a limited-release, premium experience that takes it to the next level.
Price: Starting at $129 per kit + shipping
What’s Included: 2 premium red wines, 1 premium white wine, three delicious Finger Lakes cheeses, plus your scheduled sommelier-led, interactive Zoom presentation!
Seneca Lake Banana Belt Wine & Chocolate Virtual Pairing Experience
What is the “Banana Belt” and what makes it so special? The vineyards of southeast Seneca Lake are considered the best in the region. Learn why and taste wines with a sense of place from three estate wineries. We pair these wines with local artisan chocolates that result in some mind-blowing flavor expressions.
Price: Starting at $115 per kit+ shipping
What’s Included: 2 red wines, 1 white wine. and everything you need for the pairings, plus your scheduled sommelier-led, interactive Zoom presentation!
Seneca Lake Banana Belt Wine & Cheese Virtual Pairing Experience
Premium Banana Belt Wines in a Classic Pairing with Cheese. For those looking for a more savory experience, we take our three fabulous Banana Belt wines and pair with classic Finger Lakes cheeses for an exciting exploration of flavor and texture transformations.
Price: Starting at $119 per kit + shipping
What’s Included: 2 red wines, 1 white wine, and everything you need for the pairings, plus your scheduled sommelier-led, interactive Zoom presentation!