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.
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.
Beers of the World stocks refrigerators with brews of multifarious styles and origins. Visitors can sample artisanal creations with microbrewery six-packs ($6.95+) or cases of libations ($19.99+) such as Mendocino Brewing Company's Eye of the Hawk—a concoction of pale malted barley and caramel—or Hawaii's Kona Fire Rock Pale Ale. Each name on a roster of strongest beers contains at least 11% alcohol, the exact percentage at which secrets turn into conversations, and gluten-free brews deliver cold effervescence without the help of grain. Visitors to the Henrietta Road location in Rochester can fill a 64-ounce glass growler with a revolving selection of draft beers such as Brooklyn Brewery's Concoction, an ale that blends scotch, ginger-infused honey, and lemon juice ($9.99/growler). Patrons who wish to take matters into their own hands can brew their own lagers, pilsners, and bahama-mama wine coolers with the shop's selection of home-brew equipment.