New Geneva wine bar pits Finger Lakes vs. world

02 Jun

GENEVA — A new wine bar. In Finger Lakes wine country. Seems like a no-brainer. However, in today’s market, every startup needs an angle.

When partners Stephanie Mira de Orduna and James-Emery Elkin were developing Microclimate, their new downtown wine bar, their intent was to allow customrs to directly compare Finger Lakes wines to wines from around the globe.

As Stephanie explains, “We start by taking one varietal from the Finger Lakes and throwing it into the ring with four similar wines from other points on the globe. We have flights representing grapes many of you know quite well — Pinots, cabs, Riesling, Chard — and just a few you may have yet to wrap your tongue around — Rkatsitelli, Grüner Veltliner, Torrontés.”

Microclimate also offers a line of bottled beers, IPAs, hefes, stouts, porters, Belgians, even ginger beer, as well as fruit lambics and hard cider. Along with them, visitors can sample local cheese, charcuterie, Marcona almonds, olives, and oils for dipping bread.

The wine bar is located at 38 Linden Street. Hours: Monday, 6 p.m. to midnight. Thursday-Saturday, 4:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday, 4:30 p.m. to midnight. Closed Tuesday-Wednesday.
Phone: (315) 787-0077.

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Posted by on June 2, 2012 in Wine Bar


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