A couple of wineries I visited in the Finger Lakes region of New York last weekend had microbreweries and beer tastings along with their fine wines. This was more my style and I gladly ponied up the money.
First up was the Miles Wine Cellars right on the shore of Seneca Lake so even boaters can stop in. Their tastings included a complimentary wine glass (see photo on left). Because they only had two beers this time of year, they half filled the glass for me. While my daughter enjoyed five wines but only got about half of what I got for each one. I usually prefer pale ales but Miles’ Scottish Lure Ale was the first dark beer I have enjoyed.
The last stop on our wine tour was the Three Brothers Wineries whose bartender/pourer at the Soon to be Legendary War Horse Brewing Company had started working there two days prior. He must be a fast learner as he already knew all about the Riesling Ale (yep, made with grapes), East Coast Amber, Raspberry Wheat Ale, New York Black (a dark beer I did not like) and their own brand of Root Beer. He expertly poured each beverage out of a growler into shot sized plastic cups which were easily dispatched. All but the dark beer was a hit with me.
The wine slushy at Three Brothers’ Passion Feet is so good, we bought the wine and mix to bring home. Do not miss out in visiting Bagg Dare either. 🙂