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On a typical afternoon at Ryan’s Wine and Spirits, you are bound to ﬁnd an eclectic mix of residents, ﬁrst time visitors as well as returnees, newbie wine drinkers and seasoned connoisseurs. While they all may be looking for something diﬀerent, there is one common draw, the Ryan’s reputation. Ryan’s is above the rest for unbeatable customer
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unparalleled selection of New York State Wines and Spirits and their state-of-the-art cuvenee wine tasting bar.One of the ﬁrst places customers like to head to on the weekends, is the
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Wine Buyer, Stephanie Rudat, selects the bar wines every month and found that theming the wines made it much more fun for consumers. “Last month Ryan’s featured ‘Women in Wine’, all wines made by women
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of the Roses’, where dry rosés from all over the world, made from various grapes, were featured. This year they will expand the number of rosés featured on the bar due to the popularity of this category. The wine bar is always free to taste from. No matter what the theme, Ryan’s is always sure to include New York State wines.
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a beet vodka distilled in Brooklyn and a premium rye whiskey made on nearby Seneca Lake. The New York spirits are easy to ﬁnd in their respective sections, with each product having a shelf tag that signiﬁes its origin. New customers appreciate the easy-to-navigate New York wine department with each lake having its own aisle.“What’s coming next at Ryan’s?” Every month the store oﬀers free wine classes, often featuring the winemaker or winery owner. One recent
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winemaker, Bernard Cannac. Each customer had samples from various vineyard sites and a graduated cylinder for making their blend. The
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way for customers to learn, in depth, about a style of wine or winery, taste wines they might not otherwise have tried and to have their
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through their free weekly email newsletter, as well as, keeping in touch with their fans on Facebook. Signups for the newsletter can be done on their website.
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per year. The event of notoriety is the annual “Holidays in the Finger Lakes” grand wine and cheese tasting. Typically held two weekends
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perfect opportunity to try new wines and vintages from small and large wineries alike.No matter what day of the week it is, or what time of year, one thing remains true; “Customer service is our number one priority”, says third
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granted. Whether they are the value wine buyer, a high-end shopper or a visitor from out of town — everyone is treated like a special guest in our store”.
Parkway Plaza at 73 Eastern Blvd in Canandaigua • 585-394-4740
www.ryanswine.com • Open Monday-Saturday 9a-9p and Sunday 12-6p
ryan’s wine and spirits
not your average wine store!
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