How to Give Local Honey Wine as Your Go-to Gift This Holiday Season

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Allow us to introduce you to Midgard Winery, a family owned and operated farm winery in Corfu, NY whose founders began as local beekeepers producing unfiltered unheated natural raw honey. Now, they use that honey and pure, local fruits to create honey wine with the utmost precision and flavor. Is it just us, or is this one-of-a-kind story of wine-making the coolest? Color us impressed.

Midgard makes five varieties of their Honey Wine, including Honey Apple Wine, Blueberry Wine, Alliance, Longboat, and Nordic Fire, and they are all calling your name. From spicy, warm, and robust flavors to silky and sweet, this sparkling, crystal clear honey wine sounds kind of life-changing.

Sharing is caring, especially when it’s wine sharing. Think outside the box, literally, this holiday season. Gifting wine is always a smashing success, but try mixing it up this year with these wine-themed gifts.

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Wine Gift Guide

1. Make Your Own Mulled Wine Kit

Start by selecting a bottle from Midgard Winery, put together a satchel of spices, and include easy-to-follow instructions for your special recipient. Where can you get those? Google it!2


2.Wine & Cheese Basket

Wine and cheese are simply better together. Select a handcrafted bottle x Midgard, and just add assorted cheeses. How easy is that? Extra points if you give it in an adorable picnic basket!


3. Cheers Crate

“I have enough wine glasses.” -said no one ever. Find a set at your favorite local shop to go with a bottle from your new favorite local winery. Place both in a wine crate with festive tissue paper and bows and there you go!



4. Wine-Themed DIY

Your crafty cousin will love their very own wine bottle project. Search the Internet for a project that’s simple, and print out the instructions. Grab all the supplies at a local craft store, and don’t forget to add a bottle of wine.


5. Just Wine

To wine or not to wine? The answer is always yes. Especially if it’s free and unique. Check out Midgard’s online shop at midgardwinery.com.


Giving local feels good. If you try one of our suggestions, be sure to share it with us too! #hashtagstepoutbuffalo #shoplocal


Midgard Winery



About Taste NY

This article was created in partnership with Taste NY, an initiative launched by Governor Cuomo in 2013 to promote New York’s food and beverage industries. It is overseen by the Department of Agriculture and Markets and has created opportunities for local producers to showcase their goods at a variety of venues throughout the State and at large public events, such as the Great New York State Fair and the Barclays Tournament at Bethpage State Park.

Over the last three years, the Taste NY initiative has seen steady growth and recognition. The program reported sales of $4.5 million in 2015 and nearly tripled those figures to more than $13.1 million in 2016. Today, New York products sold under Taste NY branding are available in more than 60 locations throughout the State as well as the New York State Office of Trade and Tourism in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

For more information about Taste NY, please visit www.taste.ny.gov. Connect with Taste NY through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.




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