Beer, Wine & Spirits in Brighton

Two-Hour Winemaking Class for Two with 2.5- or 5-Gallon Kit and Pizza at Lake Ontario Winery (Up to 53% Off)

Lake Ontario Winery

Multiple Locations

Visitors learn to make wine and get a kit to take home; the class also includes wine tasting and gourmet pizza

$154 $75

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Wine and Food Tasting for Two or Four at Spring Lake Winery (50% Off)

Spring Lake Winery

Lockport

Enjoy a selection of delicious award-winning wine paired with food such as mozzarella pesto and meatball bruschetta

$20 $10

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Winery Tasting and Tour for Up to Four or Eight at By Chadsey's Cairns Winery and Vineyard (Up to 56% Off)

By Chadsey's Cairns Winery and Vineyard

By Chadsey's Cairns Winery & Vineyard

Specializing in grapes that thrive in cool climate, wines crafted onsite include lively, mineral-forward riesling and dry chenin blanc

C$56 C$28

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Keint-He Winery & Vineyards (Up to 53% Off)

Keint-He Winery & Vineyards

Wellington

Each participant can sip on five 1-oz. pours

C$20 C$10

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Wine Tasting for Two, Four, or Six at Savage Winery (50% Off)

Savage Winery

Chaffee

Winery situated on an alpaca farm specializes in sweet wines and seasonal berry wines, and features games like croquet and cornhole

$32 $16

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Ice Wine Taste & Learn Experience for Two or Four at The Ice House Winery (Up to 53% Off)

The Ice House Winery

Niagara on the Lake

Tasting and lesson on ice wines, wines made from grapes that are harvested and pressed while still frozen

C$20 C$10

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Four-Hour Microbrewery and Winery Tour for One, Two, or Four from Niagara Fun Tours (Up to 63% Off)

Niagara Fun Tours

Casino Niagara

Tour buses shuttle guests to three nearby microbreweries and two wineries for trivia and tastings, with a stop for lunch in the middle

$87 $39

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Wine and Cheese Tasting for Two, Four, or Six at Diamond Estates - The Wine Store (Up to 63% Off)

Diamond Estates - The Wine Store

Scarborough

Resident wine expert pairs Diamond Estates wines with fine cheeses to incorporate all senses into the tasting

C$40 C$18

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Wine-Making Workshop and Coupon Toward Home Starter Kit for Two or Four at Homecraft Brew & Wine (Up to 51% Off)

Homecraft Brew & Wine

Cataraqui Westbrook

Introductory wine-making workshop teaches beginners how to make their own wine at home

C$100 C$49

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Fermented grapes flourish at Georgetown Wine and Spirits, where a wide range of international bottles await oral adoption by thirsty parents. Customers can peruse Georgetown's variety of varietals, including cabernet, riesling, pinot noir, and merlot, all artfully arranged according to the grape type. Certified sommelier Jon Link, the acting syrah-sergeant of Georgetown Wine and Spirits, sensibly supervises the selection of international sips and suggests his favorites to amateur wine enthusiasts. Wash down a fresh meal or a fresh comeback with a 2007 Morro Bay chardonnay ($10.99) or a 2005 S.A. Prum WS auslese ($29.99). Or opt for a 2009 Thirsty Owl riesling ($13.99) to add appropriately sophisticated accompaniment an evening of jazz and bird calling.

585 Moseley Rd
Fairport,
NY
US

When it comes to wine, David and Tasia Verno follow the same philosophy as Goldilocks: Why settle for one when you could try three? Trios of wines from across the world are thus a mainstay of their menu at Flight Wine Bar. These samplers come with themed names—Instant Zen and California Retreat, for example—and incorporate wines from Italy, Chile, France, and Germany in addition to the United States. There's the Bubbly Flight for sparkling wine enthusiasts, the alluring scents of Aroma Therapy, and Sweet Emotion, which matches a Red Newt riesling with a Bigi Orvieto Classico and an Elmo Pio moscato.

Of course, Flight Wine Bar also has wines available by the glass or bottle. In addition, the staff furnishes tables with artisanal snacks. Guests can order imported cheeses, such as the sycamore-leaf-wrapped Spanish valdeón. The dessert chocolates are all handcrafted, and the truffles are all handpicked from the secret truffle tree that you should absolutely not tell anyone about.

262 Exchange Blvd
Rochester,
NY
US

When Chocolate & Vines proprietor Michael transformed the first floor of his historic home into a wine bar, he strove to preserve the space?s sense of domestic comfort: stenciled wallpaper and crystal-draped chandeliers adorn the sunlit dining room, where guests can cruise free WiFi.

This sense of delicate grandeur matches Chocolates & Vines sugary treats: chocolate truffles? glossy shells are laced with intricate designs, and cakes sport tufts of mousse and layers of mascarpone. Servers are happy to recommend flavor pairings from Chocolate & Vines? menu of more than 100 wines and beers. Alternatively, guests can opt to sip French-pressed coffees and herbal teas.

757 University Ave
Rochester,
NY
US

Tour, shop, play and stay in one of America's top travel destinations, while enjoying exclusive discounts from the area's the top attractions. The 2011 Finger Lakes Destination & Wine Card includes dozens of wineries, cheeseries, resorts, attractions, hotels and restaurants all throughout the picturesque Finger Lakes.

1441 East Avenue
Rochester,
NY
US

With a plethora of beer varieties populating its three locations, Beers of the World equips brew-loving beerheads with a bevy of bottles. In addition to marketing microbrews in cases (starting at $19.99), 12 packs (starting at $10.99), and six packs (starting at $6.95), Beers of the World encourages imbibers to purchase bottles individually (starting at $1.35), and thereby groove on a greater variety of fermented fizzies. Evaluate imported brews, such as the Hofbrauhaus Wolters German Pilsener ($19.99/case), against Mendocino Black Hawk Stout ($24.79/case), Genesee Cream Ale ($14.49/30-pack), and other American standouts in an awkward thumb-war. As brew buffs for more than two decades, Beers of the World grants expert advice to more-amateur enthusiasts, and information about beer can be found online.

2599 E Henrietta Rd
Rochester,
NY
US

Black Button Distilling wasn't just born from the brilliant idea to craft homemade booze. It was born from the dirt. Dictated by the available grains, ingredients, and if the glass-bottle crop flourished, the spirits made onsite are distilled largely from locally sourced ingredients, including the corn that makes the unaged moonshine and the soft, white wheat grown on a family-owned farm. During tours, guests see how these raw ingredients are concocted into drinks, and sip samples, which may include the vodka, citrus forward gin, maple syrup that is aged in used bourbon barrels, and 100-proof moonshine. But don't be frightened of that high number?"even though it?s a high proof it?s really smooth," The Edge reviewed.

85 Railroad St.
Rochester,
NY
US