A Holiday Tasting of Bubbles, Reds, and Dessert Wines

A Holiday Tasting of Bubbles, Reds, and Dessert Wines

Virtual tasting of New York wines for your holiday feast

Type Virtual Tasting
Virtual platform
Tags Christmas / holidays / new york state wine / sparkling wine / virtual tasting / wine
  • Live Online Zoom Broadcast 05 Dec, 6:00 - 7:00 pm


This virtual tasting, featuring four (4) New York wineries -- Glenora Wine Cellars, Three Brothers Wineries & Estates, Weis Vineyards, and Adirondack Winery -- will offer a collection of the holiday season's most exquisite wines, designed to captivate taste buds and pair perfectly with holiday foods. The event program will explore classic holiday choices such as sparkling wines, bold reds, and dessert wines. It will be a lineup designed to appeal to wine aficionados and casual fans alike. What's a holiday feast without great options for wine?
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Welcome to New York State

  • Territory for the curious, the open-minded, and the adventurous, where courage, ingenuity, and diversity define our wine regions.
  • From the vineyard to the glass, our passionate and pioneering people create experiences that surprise, intrigue, and satisfy.
  • The mission of the New York Wine & Grape Foundation is to promote the world-class image of New York grapes and wines from our diverse regions to responsibly benefit farmers, producers and consumers through innovative marketing, research, communication, and advocacy. To realize this, the Foundation provides a wide range of benefits, marketing programs, educational events, cost saving subsidies, and more, to the wine and grape industry as well as our business and consumer supporters.


  1. Edward Miller – Glenora Wine Cellars, winemaker
  2. Peter Weis – Weis Vineyards, winemaker
  3. Aaron Roisen – Three Brothers Wineries & Estates, winemaker
  4. Brad Casacci – Adirondack Winery, winemaker

All four wineries are located in New York’s upstate area. Three are in the Finger Lakes region (Glenora, Weis, Three Brothers), while Adirondack Winery is situated on stunning Lake George at the beginning of the Adirondack mountain range.



Glenora Wine Cellars, 2015 Blanc de Blanc $30.99

  • Elegant yeast and delicate fruit delightfully intermingle in the 2015 Blanc de Blanc sparkling wine from Glenora Wine Cellars.
  • This sparkling wine has filled into tirage for the secondary fermentation during the summer of 2016, producing a profusion of tiny bubbles that explode to the surface upon opening the bottle.
  • Buy now at Glenora Wine Cellars website.


Weis Vineyards Cabernet Franc, 2021  $29.99

  • Medium body style with notes of raspberry, cranberry and a mild toastiness. The smooth tannins and lively acidity make this wine great for drinking now as well as aging!
  • Pairing suggestions: Pepper steak, pasta with hearty red style sauces, and veggie pizza.
  • Buy now at Weis Vineyards website.
  • Get 15% discount on any 4+ bottles purchase with promo code CRUSHHOLIDAY


Three Brothers Wineries & Estates, 2017 Tawny Port  $50.00

  • Winemaker’s Direction: To craft a luscious, rich, and complex Tawny Port-style wine.
  • Tasting Notes: Presents notes of coffee, coconut, toffee, mushroom, brown butter, and
    raspberry truffle. Full in body with a balanced sweetness.
  • Buy now on Three Brothers website. Free shipping on 3+ bottles of wine with code TBWSHIPS


Adirondack Winery, Midnight Bubbly N.V.  $19.99

  • This dry white wine opens with the bright acidity of lemon peel and citrus blossom on the nose; followed by pleasant soft bubbles offering flavors of grapefruit and peaches, with a medium-plus finish.
  • Buy now at Adirondack’s website
  • Use promo code CWXP23 to get $3 off each bottle of Midnight Bubbly (online only) from 12/5-12/31



  • Sam (at left with glasses) is a WSET-trained sommelier and co-founder of Crush Wine Experiences (formerly New York Wine Events) (est. 2006), the NY area’s #1 food & wine experience company.
  • He has traveled throughout New York frequently on excursions to some of the state’s leading wineries
  • He knows the wines, the terroir, and history of New York winemaking.
  • As the owner of a wine retail store, he also brings added insights to the virtual tasting experience