Beer, Wine & Spirits in Cortland

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Established: 2009

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Parking: Parking lot

Reservations/Appointments: Required

Most popular offering: In-store winemaking in 4 easy steps

Pro Tip: Customers are always welcome to invite friends and family to each winemaking session. Some even bring food to enjoy together.

Good for Kids: No

Walk-ins Welcome: Yes

Q&A with Desirae, Marketing Director

What sets your business apart from your competition?

In four easy steps, we help you create a great tasting wine with your own label. We promise that your finished product will be a delicious wine that you will be proud to share with family and friends.

What was the inspiration for starting this business?

Stan and Joanne started making wine ... to carry on the family tradition of home winemaking, but they had a lot of learning to do as they went through the process. After years of experimenting at home, they tried making wine at one of the Vintner's Circle locations. They couldn't believe how easy it was to make wine and how each batch always came out tasting great. Joanne and Stan decided to open a location here in NEPA to share their experience with new and experienced winemakers here.

What?s your favorite part about your job?

We love spending time with our customers and helping them make a great tasting wine. It's fantastic to see groups of family and friends come in together and really enjoy their experience here, whether they are making wine or attending one of our classes or events. Stan and Joanne's favorite event by far is the Sangria Challenge. They love seeing how much fun the teams have in the trivia challenge and how creative the teams get in building their Sangria and designing their labels.

1152 Commerce Blvd.
Dickson City,
PA
US

Casual Elegance is how I like to describe Atwater. We are serious about our wine, but not snobbish about it. You can come in with friends and have a great tasting and then picnic outside or you can pick our brains and we can educate you about our area and business in depth. We will cater the tasting to your likes.

5055 State Route 414
Burdett,
NY
US

We're a farm winery, a regional wine shop and a gourmet market all rolled into one cute little building - great wines and foods and a beautiful view of Cayuga Lake. It's all good!

381 Main Street
Aurora,
NY
US

When she opened Elbridge Wellness Etc., Melinda Chilson hoped to treat existing wellness conditions and educate the community on nutritional and naturopathic methods aimed at improving quality of life. Today, she and her crew of experts see this vision through with karate, Zumba, and yoga classes alongside personal wellness counseling and reiki services. To help their clients bring healthful practices home with them, the staff stocks supplements and administers holistic pet-care services.

243 E Main St
Elbridge,
NY
US

Lakeland Winery's winemaking parties bridge the gap between independent home brewers and off-the-shelf wine buyers with engaging and informative viticultural classes. Experts trained in conversational French oversee groups of up to 15 at the winery, where they can choose to sample the store’s award-winning wines for a small fee before deciding which variety to make. After the wine has fermented, groups can cork each bottle and design a label, choosing from designs that include elegant fonts or scenes depicting the messy breakup of the California Raisins.

877 State Fair Blvd
Syracuse,
NY
US

On Fridays, the familiar aroma of frying fish wafts out of Westvale Fish Cove, luring in as many diners as it did when the restaurant opened its doors in 1948. But chefs keep the deep fryer sizzling throughout the rest of the week too, as they dip shrimp, calamari, and fish into its golden bubbles, yielding bronzed crusts and resonant crunches. In addition to their made-to-order meals, chefs can also wrap up raw seafood for customers to fry at home or to use as a subtle warning in front of complacent pet goldfish.

2100 W Genesee St
Syracuse,
NY
US