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Mirbeau hosts third annual New York Wine Festival

— For the third consecutive year, Mirbeau Inn & Spa will take the reins in hosting the New York Wine Festival in the village of Skaneateles from Sept. 28 to 30.

The annual festival began in 2010 when a group of wine makers sought an event focusing on New York State's the three main wine-growing regions: Hudson Valley, Long Island and the Finger Lakes. Since its inception, the village-wide festival has been met with great enthusiasm by wine aficionados from near and far

The 2012 Wine Festival Weekend kicks-off on Friday, Sept. 28, with a five-course wine-paired dinner at Mirbeau Inn & Spa's award-winning French Steakhouse. Saturday welcomes an all-day affair of wine tasting, winery tours, wine seminars, local farmers and artist’s displays, spa treatments, food tents and live music. The weekend is capped off on Sunday with a delicious Champagne Brunch in the French Steakhouse.

Just like last year’s festival, the 2012 event will include daily tours of Anyela’s Vineywards and voting for the People’s Choice awards for favorite wines.

All Festival tickets, meals, accommodations, and packages can be booked and purchased through Mirbeau Inn & Spa by calling 877-647-2328.

For New York Wine Festival information, visit nywinefestweekend.com.

New York Wine Festival Schedule of Events:

Friday, Sept. 28, 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Kickoff Wine Pairing Dinner in the French Steakhouse

6:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception in the Mirbeau Wine Bar

7 p.m. Five Course Wine-Paired Dinner

Saturday, Sept. 29, 12 to 7 p.m.

New York Wine Festival, ticket includes:

—Wine tasting from over 30 New York Wineries

—Beer tasting from the best New York Breweries

—Artisanal Cheeses on display to pair with wines

—Local Farmers Market & Artists' Exhibit

—Live Music and Dancing

—Chair Massages and Spa Product Samples from d’vine Vinotherapy

—People’s Choice Awards for “Favorite Wines”

—Wine Tasting at Anyela’s Vineyard from 12 to 4 p.m. and at Village Bottle Shop from 12 to 7 p.m.

—Festival After Party from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Mirbeau’s Wine Bar featuring the Barnes Brothers’ Duo

—Free shuttle transportation will be provided to and from Mirbeau Inn & Spa to Skaneateles Village and to Aneyla’s Vineyard.

Sunday, Sept. 30, 12 and 1:30 p.m.

New York Champagne Buffet Brunch on the Monet Deck

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