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Wine Tastings and Classes

At New York Kitchen

Tasting Room

Look > Swirl > Smell > Taste

Join us for daily wine tastings from New York’s best wineries. Enjoy flights of 4 wines for $10!


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August 2019

Wine & Food Pairing Made Simple!

August 11, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

$30.00 20 tickets left

We have all heard the so-called “rules” of food & wine pairing: white with fish and red with steak.  Is it true? There are many other factors to consider- acidity, sugar, weight, and most importantly, Does it work for you?  If you are curious about this and have always wondered if it is a science or an art-this class is for you.  You will be served a sample sized plate of tasty bites with 3 NY State wines to see…

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Wine & Hors D’ Oeuvres

August 17, 2019 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

$30.00 27 tickets left

Get ready for your next party with this wine & hors d’oeuvres class! Taste your way through three different wines sampled with hors d’oeuvres. This instructor-led tasting will prepare you for all your gatherings. After you take this class you can impress your friends with your wine knowledge and pairing skills! Menu: Chicken & Cheese Quesadilla 12 Spice Calamari Caprese Skewers Goat Cheese & Mushroom Strudel Bites *Patrons must be 21 or older to consume alcohol.

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Wine & Wings!

August 18, 2019 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

$25.00 30 tickets left

Wine and chicken wings- two of the most delicious things in the world! But how do you pair such unlikely companions? Join our Beverage Instructor for a fun, interactive class and find out! Guests will try FIVE different wing sauces with three New York State wines, and don’t forget the celery and blue cheese! Menu: Teriyaki Grilled “Cornell” Classic BBQ Buffalo Garlic Parmesan *Participants must be 21 years or older to consume alcohol. **This is meant to be a sampling,…

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Wine & BBQ

August 18, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

$30.00 28 tickets left

The only thing better on a hot summer day than sweet, smoky, tangy BBQ, is BBQ paired with the perfect wine. Join us for a fun and delicious class which explores these flavors!  As you are served a lunch-sized portion of three barbecued dishes, our Beverage Educator will guide you to the perfect NYS wine to pair with each delectable bite. Menu: Carolina Pulled Pork Memphis Ribs Baked Beans & Cornbread

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Wine & Pasta Pairing

August 23, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

$30.00 22 tickets left

Wine and pasta are the perfect pair. Pasta textures, fillings, and sauces will significantly impact which wine pairs best – discover how in this exciting and delicious class! As you are served a trio of pastas with a variety of sauces, our Beverage Educator will guide you through which NYS wines pair with each flavor profile. Menu: Linguini with Lemon & Parsley Sauce Tortellini with Alfredo Sauce Penne with Smoky Marinara Sauce

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September 2019

New World Wine VS Old World Wine

September 1, 2019 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

$35.00 28 tickets left

What’s Old? What’s New? During your wine exploration journey, have you heard people having conversations about this topic and you nod along but not really sure of all the nuances? Would you like to know more? There are many primary distinctions between the two regions including wine making styles, production, regulation and beyond. The best wine growing regions are located between 30 and 50 latitude in both the northern and southern hemispheres, so with similar climates why so many differences?…

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About New York Kitchen

With a passion to bring our community together to experience New York’s incredible food, beer, wine, and spirits, New York Kitchen opened its doors in the heart of the Finger Lakes, right on Canandaigua Lake. We take pride in educating our guests on the amazing culinary and craft beverage treasures our state has to offer. We welcome you to Explore NY with us!


We are located at

800 South Main Street Canandaigua NY

11AM – 6PM

Monday – Thursday
11AM – 7PM

Friday & Saturday
11AM – 8PM

*The New York Kitchen is more than happy to accommodate groups up to 15. However, we ask that groups of 8 or more people make a reservation in advance. Please call our front desk at 585.394.7070 to set up your New York State tasting experience!