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Co-owner Shannon Terwilliger stands at the tasting bar of Finger Lakes Tasting Room on Main Street in Cortland Tuesday.

Tasting room opens in city

By TYRONE L. HEPPARD
Staff Reporter
Wine aficionados passing through Cortland County will now have the chance to sample what’s in store from the Finger Lakes wineries after the grand opening of the Finger Lakes Tasting Room at 4 p.m. today at 31 Main St.
The business actually opened last week but on Tuesday, co-owner Shannon Terwilliger said everyone was getting a feel for how the tasting room would operate in preparation for today’s event.
Terwilliger said when she and her husband, Tom, learned Kitty Jones was retiring and closing the Spirit and Life bookstore, they decided to refurbish the space. They decided to partner with the Lost Kingdom Brewery & Firehouse Distillery in Seneca County to bring something new downtown.
“I actually thought it (downtown) was the perfect area to stop,” Terwilliger said. “People can pick up maps for the different trails and sample something to see where they want to go and it’s the perfect spot to stop and pick up a snack for the trail.”

 

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