“Really, if you haven’t tried any wines from the Finger Lakes in recent years, you are missing out."
-- Eric Asimov, The New York Times
The Finger Lakes is the largest and most acclaimed winemaking region in the Eastern United States. Steep slopes surrounding the lakes provide a natural means for rainwater and air drainage during the spring and summer growing season, and the plunging depth of the lakes moderates the region’s cool autumns with gentle, warming fog, thereby extending the growing season. Local wineries produce many wines, but the cool climate grape, Riesling, has become the signature Finger Lakes varietal wine known the world over.
From September 24 to 30 Pierre Loti Chelsea will host the Finger Lakes Wine Alliance. Eight wines from the Finger Lakes will be featured at the Pierre Loti Chelsea location (258 W 15 St at 8th Ave) and four will be featured at the Pierre Loti Union Square (53 Irving Place at 17th St) and Midtown (300 E 52 St at 2nd Ave). And on September 24 there will be a tasting of 6 of the best Finger Lakes Rieslings plus a dry rosé and a Gamay Noir red wine wine at Pierre Loti Union Square led by producers and a representative from the Finger Lakes Wine Alliance.
Wines offered and tasted on September 24:
- Boundary Breaks Vinyeard Ovid Line North Medium Dry Riesling 2016
- Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery Celebre Sparkling Riesling NV
- Glenora Wine Cellars Riesling 2016
- Lakewood Vineyards Dry Riesling 2016
- Sheldrake Point Winery Dry Riesling 2016
- Wagner Vineyards Semi-Dry Riesling 2015
- Sheldrake Point, Gamay Noir 2016
- Wagner Vineyards, Dry Rose 2016