We can add Valentine’s Day to the list of biggest commercial holidays of the year – if there is such a list.
The commercialization of this holiday, for me, diminishes the “love potion.”
For those who enjoy celebrating the day there are lots of events going on in every town of every city across the country. Check out your local events listings for something that just might ignite that spark in your favorite Valentine.
This time of year brings out the wine and chocolate pairings. Many wineries will be having special tastings in their tasting rooms. Some wineries will be offering special dinners and wine pairings. There are many events from which to choose – I listed just a few.
Valentine Wine Dinner at Knapp Winery
6:30 PM – 10:30 PM — The specially prepared dinner will be paired with wines from the winery. Please be sure to call ahead for reservations.
2770 County Road 128 (Ernsberger Road)
Romulus NY 14541
Seasonal Chef Demo and Wine Pairing—Lunch and Learn
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM — Take the family to a “lunch and learn”. Seasonal ingredients from the area will be the stars of a lunch prepared by a chef the the culinary center. The lunch will be paired with local New York state wines. A wine tasting instructions will be offered by one of the wine instructions from the center.
Call ahead for reservations.
New York Wine & Culinary Center
800 S. Main St.
Canandaigua, NY 14424
Cobblestone Farm Winery’s Sweet Sensation Weekend — February 12 & 13, 2011 from 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
If you love your sweet treats this is the place to get the perfect pairing for cheesecake, brownies, and apple pie.
Cobblestone Farm Winery & Vineyard
5102 State Route 89, Cayuga Wine Trail
Romulus, new york 14541
This weekend is the start of Winterfest: Jazz on the Vine. This is always a great event at many of the wineries in Long Island Wine Country.
The event begins this Valentine’s Day Weekend with wine tastings and chocolate pairings at select wineries and live music in their tasting rooms.
This is a fun event for the month and well worth a trip if you are in commuting range. Start your journey at Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard and enjoy the FREE Chocolate Wine Tasting and music from the Nick Demopoulos Trio beginning at 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 13th beginning 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. FREE Chocolate Wine Tasting and music from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. by the Dan Aran Trio
2114 Sound Avenue
Baiting Hollow, NY 11933
baitinghollowfarmvinyard.comThe Annual Winterfest: Jazz on the Vine runs for six weeks from February 12 through March 20.