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At New York Kitchen

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Join us for daily wine tastings from New York’s best wineries. Enjoy flights of 4 wines for $11!


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February 2021

Wine 101

February 7, 2021 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Having a solid foundation is key to enhancing your enjoyment of wine. Join us for this very popular and entertaining class that will provide you with all the “need to know” information about wine: profiles of major grape varieties and wine styles, how to store and serve wine, detecting common faults, reading labels, ordering in a restaurant, whether or not to age it, and more. Bring all of your wine questions…you’re among friends! This class is appropriate for beginner and intermediate…

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Wine & Pasta

February 12, 2021 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


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! Enjoy a trio of pastas with a variety of sauces while our Beverage Educator guides you through which NYS wines pair best! Experience the best of NY State in every glass! Menu: Chef’s choice of pasta ***DISCLAIMER: New Wine Spectator Theater Class Operating Procedures*** New York Kitchen is taking measures to ensure…

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Crostini & Wine Pairing

February 13, 2021 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Join us for this unique tasting class, where our Beverage Instructor will demonstrate how to make three different types of crostini, and pair with three varieties of New York State wines. Sip and sample different types of crostini with a flight of wine, and together we'll dive into basic food and wine pairings, highlighting how various vegetables, spices, oils, and sauces complement one another. You decide which crostini and wine pairing is your favorite! Menu: Sautéed Pear, Brie & Honey…

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Wine & Charcuterie Pairing

February 20, 2021 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Charcuterie boards are all the rage these days! In this interactive class, our Beverage Instructor will lead you through cheese/meat and wine pairings, and discuss how each wine can influence and complement the flavors of food on your plate. Menu: Small charcuterie plate: a variety of NY cheeses, cured meats and accoutrements Wines: Dry Sparkling, Semi-Dry White and a Dry Red ***DISCLAIMER: New Wine Spectator Theater Class Operating Procedures*** New York Kitchen is taking measures to ensure the safety of…

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Battle of the Bottles: Merlot

February 27, 2021 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Grape varietals are as diverse as the regions in which they’re grown, so how do you know which is the best? We’ll discover and discuss what impacts these wines from terroir to personal style. You’ll blind sample three wines from New York State and three from around the world with a small cheese plate. You decide who makes your favorite Merlot. Menu: TBD ***DISCLAIMER: New Wine Spectator Theater Class Operating Procedures*** New York Kitchen is taking measures to ensure the…

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April 2021

Re-Think Pink

April 10, 2021 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


When people think of pink wine, their minds often go to sweet White Zinfandel…but there’s another popular pink wine in town—Rosé! Join us on Saturday, April 10th as we discover and celebrate Rosé — a wine made traditionally from red grapes, getting its pink hue by infusing the color from grape skins but not long enough to qualify as red wine. It typically has flavors of red fruit and is light and crisp — perfect for a warm day on…

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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!