This week, a wine region away, begins an event in the Finger Lakes – Finger Lakes Palate – An Art, Food and Wine Showcase. This is a week long event that takes place in Corning’s Gaffer District and in the surrounding area. There will be wine tasting and seminars, cooking demonstrations and more.

People attending the Palate can purchase a Palate Pass for $50 per person and is good for admission to all events except the wine dinners. Daily events include free admission to the Corning Museum of Glass, and the Rockwell Museum of Western Art.

Today at 1pm you can take part in a barrel tasting at Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards or a verticle tasting at Swedish Hill Vineyards. Tonight at 5pm there is a special screening of Merlove at the Palace Theatre. Events like this are taking place all week in the Finger Lakes. Click here for the complete schedule of events.

This event runs through Sunday. There is still time to make your reservations. I’ll see you this weekend in the Finger Lakes.