Microclimate [a wine bar] is one of the top five wine bars I’ve ever visited. Partners Stephanie Mira de Orduna and James-Emery Elkin have created a truly incomparable experience where Finger Lakes’ and international wines and food come together in harmony. The bar offers wine flights, wines by the glass or bottle, craft beers, fruit lambics, hard cider, and local and international appetizers.
My friend and I arrived just as the bar opened. We opted to try a flight of five sparkling rosés, including a couple from the Finger Lakes, Hermann J. Wiemer and Hands and Heart (both made from Pinot Noir), combined with a Rosato from Spain, an Argentinian rosé made from Malbec, and a Gesellman Blaufränkisch Brut Rosé from Austria. We didn’t take notes, but simply enjoyed each other’s company while tasting this fascinating Finger Lakes-international lineup of rosés.
My friend and I decided to pair the flight with an antipasto platter, again a blend of local and international bread, cheeses, charcuterie, Marcona almonds, and olives. We couldn’t have asked for a better accompaniment. In fact, my friend stopped nibbling and I felt a tad guilty when she told me to finish up the remainder, as it was so scrumptious.
Even after a long day of wine tasting in the Finger Lakes, please don’t return to your hotel just yet. Continue to Geneva, New York to this delicious, intriguing, and unique establishment. I promise, you won’t be disappointed.