Posts From the monthly archives: "December 2016"

RULE NO. 4:  Even a Hot-Dog Shack Can Have a Top-Notch List If anything embodies the wine-ification of America, it’s the surprising places tasty wine is popping up. Drink at That Hot-Dog Joint Master Sommelier Christopher Bates worked at world-class restaurants before opening F.L.X. Wienery in the…(Read More)

Geneva is having a dining moment right now, with two new restaurants worth your making reservations. FLX Table is the latest from Christopher Bates, the Master Sommelier who runs Element Winery on Seneca Lake and FLX Weinery, a gourmet hotdog restaurant in nearby Dundee. He’s in the kitchen at FLX Table, turning out wildly…(Read More)

Christopher Bates, a master sommelier and chef/owner of the FLX Table restaurant in New York’s Finger Lakes region, offers an easy way to prepare food for guests to share right after they arrive. Video by Jamie Germano Jamie Germano and Tracy Schuhmacher Read the full article &gt…(Read More)

FLX Wienery and FLX Table, Geneva, New York Why He Won This Master Sommelier is a Finger Lakes change agent: focusing on Syrah and Cabernet Franc instead of the usual white varieties at his Element Winery; operating a fancy hot dog stand (FLX Wienery) with an inappropriately excellent wine list; and launching a new 12…(Read More)