I can hardly think of a more relaxing activity than sipping delicious vino while gently cruising on a waterway. The season of wine cruises aboard the historically named Sam Patch kicked off last week, and will stretch into the summer and early fall, showcasing delicious wines and the stretch of the lovely Erie Canal between Pittsford and Bushnell's Basin. The next event takes place Wednesday, July 10, when Pittsford Wines will celebrate five years of wine cruises with Corn Hill Navigation, featuring red and white wines from around the world and samples of food products from the portfolio of Dan Biviano from Casa Imports, as well as light snacks from Via Girasole Gourmet.
Wine cruises also take place on July 19 and 26, August 2, 7, and 16, September 11 and 20, and October 4. Wednesday cruises depart from Schoen Place in the Village of Pittsford at 6 p.m. and return about 7:30 p.m. Friday cruises depart 6:30 p.m. and return at 8 p.m. Tickets are $26 per person and must be purchased in advance, and passengers must be 21 or older. For more information, call 662-5748 or visit samandmary.org or pittsfordwine.com.