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Museums and Wine Tasting

rain 70 °F

Today we headed down to Corning to the Corning Museum of Glass and the Rockwell Museum of Western Art to see an Andy Warhol exhibit.  We weren't expecting much from the glass museum, boy were we wrong.  It had many different types of glass.  The first room was contemporary glass pieces.  The next room was a history of glass.  Many different pieces from all over the world.  It was amazing to see!  They also had several demonstrations on how to make glass and they have a class where you can make your own glass piece. 

Next we headed over to the Museum of Western art.  We aren't really into western art, but wanted to see the Andy Warhol exhibit.  The building had some interesting history and they had some nice bronze pieces on display.  The Warhol exhibit was small, but overall it was a good experience and something to do while it is raining.  We went back home to have lunch and play with the dogs before we headed out for an afternoon of wine tasting.  Only three places today and one of them has a band playing from 6 pm - 9 pm. Thursday is Keuka Lake wine region.

The first winery "Wagner Vineyards" had a beautiful view of Seneca lake.  Nothing special about their wines and we did not try there beer.  Next we headed over to Lamoreaux Landing.  They had some really good Rieslings and their Pinot and Meritage blend were good to.  One of there Gewurztraminer's had an over powering nose of rose petals and tasted like roses.   I felt like my face was buried in roses.  Good if they were actually roses, but I couldn't get over it in my wine.  We then headed up to Ventosa Vineyards to do a tasting before The band started.  We weren't impressed with any of the wines during the tasting, but ordered a bottle of Saggio Series VII to have with our meal and as we watched the band.  The wine opened up really nice and turned out to be quite good.  The band "dirtybirds" was also very good.  We didn't have the pizza, but I wish we would have as it smelled delicious.  Over all a very good way to end the day. 

Posted by dtbradley 05:16 Archived in USA

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