Explore New York

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


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 & Pasta Pairing

August 23, 2019 | 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! 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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October 2019

Some is taking a piece of pizza from a pie that looks like it just came out of the oven. The toppings are pepperoni, black olives, green peppers, mushrooms and the cheese is very melty.

Wine & Pizza Pairing

October 4, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Wine pairing doesn’t require a fancy five-course meal – if you’ve ever wondered what pairs with something as simple as pizza, this is the class for you!  Enjoy a sampling of pizzas featured in our Restaurant as our Beverage Educator guides you through flavor profiles and perfect pairings with New York State wines.

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Wine & Wings!

October 6, 2019 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


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! *This is meant to be a sampling, not a meal.Menu: Teriyaki Grilled “Cornell” Classic BBQ Buffalo Garlic Parmesan Date and Time:Sunday, October 6th, 2019 | 12:00PM…

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Wine and the Rise of Western Civilization

October 13, 2019 | 11:00 am - 12:30 pm


We will study the history and impact of wine making culture from ancient Persia and Asia Minor through the 16th century Renaissance. This class will cover: 1. From East to West: The Movement of Wine Culture We will trace wine’s progression from its earliest discovery in Persia, now Iran, along trade routes to the West. 2. Ancient Egypt and the Holy Land: Wine as the Divine Wine is embedded into the cultural and religious lives of the people that occupied…

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Halloween Candy & Wine Pairing

October 13, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Who says Halloween fun is just for kids?! Join us in our Educational Theater as we discover flavor pairings of popular Halloween candy with a variety of New York State wines. Our Beverage Instructor will begin with an educational overview of wine pairing flavor profiles, along with the basics of wine tasting. From there, you'll apply your newly gained knowledge to the delicious flavors of Halloween candy as you walk through which wines pair with each sweet treat. You may…

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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!