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NY to spend $6M to promote wine, beer
Governor Andrew Cuomo will introduce the Craft New York Act to simplify distilling manufacturing licenses and lower fees, expand marketing opportunities and modernize shipping laws. It would have to be approved by the Legislature
Survey: 22% of NY state's wineries multi-generational
"The New York wine industry is firmly rooted in New York soil. Not only the vines, but the families as well," Jim Trezise, president of the New York State Wine & Grape Foundation (NYSWGF), said today. His comments accompanied the release of a NYSWGF-sponsored "Generational Survey" to see how many New York wineries have had two or more generations which have been or are involved in the industry.
NY planning board to welcome wineries
The Village of Medina Planning Board completed its review of language necessary to facilitate wineries, breweries, distilleries, cideries and meaderies in the Downtown Historic District. The board also recommended that those uses be allowed in the General Business District as well as the Light Industrial and Industrial Zones.
Tavern on the Green Accepting Reservations
It has been two years since renovations started on Tavern on the Green in Central Park, but the finish line is in sight. The restaurant will open to the public for dinner on April 24, and reservations are now being accepted
Policy on New York's Internet Wine Sales Unclear
Currently more than 3,000 residents of Madison County and neighboring counties utilize wine clubs, a number of that continues to grow. This growing popularity of wine clubs around Central New York shows that consumers are receptive to this option and want to fully utilize this for purchases. These regulations will negatively impact this population and decrease consumer choice.
Survey: 22% of state's wineries multi-generational
"The New York wine industry is firmly rooted in New York soil. Not only the vines, but the families as well," Jim Trezise, president of the New York State Wine & Grape Foundation (NYSWGF), said
Wine-only 'privatization' hurts taxpayers and distillers: PennLive letters
The latest "liquor privatization" proposal being considered in Harrisburg will cost the Commonwealth millions in lost tax revenue and continue to inconvenience consumers by making it impossible to purchase spirits, wine and beer in the same place.
Wines & Vines: What goes into making wine bottle labels?
Several of us from CJS Vineyards attended the Business, Enology & Viticulture New York Conference Feb. 27 through March 1 at the Waterloo Holiday Inn
Free the Grapes! Massachusetts: Call Committee Members
House Bill 294 has been languishing in committee since it received a hearing on November 12. We are in the second year of a 2-year session, and we need your help to get a vote on HB 294!
Expanding wine, beer sales in Pa.
The "compromise" liquor reform proposal legislative negotiators in Harrisburg reportedly are working on is a compromise in name only. The proposal apparently would leave state liquor stores with the exclusive right to sell wine and spirits, but it would expand services in a number of ways, many of them not particularly good for Pennsylvania.
Why no wine online in Mass.?
"The fear is that if customers can order wine online and have it shipped to their homes, they'll stop doing business at their local package store." Of course, by that logic legislators should prohibit Massachusetts consumers from having anything delivered to them from out of state that they could buy from a local dealer
How the wine industry spread across New York state and grew into a $4.8 billion business (maps)
A new set of maps (below right) produced for the New York Wine & Grape Foundation shows the enormous increase in the number of wineries since 1976, and, perhaps even more remarkably, how they've spread across the state
Agricultural disaster declared in New York
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has declared an "agricultural disaster" in 19 upstate New York counties following a "long and bitter" cold winter.
Cornell Shows Off New Teaching Winery
Cornell University is giving the New York wine and grape industry a peek at its new teaching winery. Located on the ground floor of the newly constructed research tower addition to Stocking Hall-long the home of the Department of Food Science at Cornell-the 3,900-square-foot winery is equipped with a range of small-scale winemaking equipment specifically selected to facilitate the teaching of different winemaking processes to undergraduates using small lot sizes. This month members of the state's wine industry traveled to Ithaca to tour the facility.
"Grape Disaster" Declared For Finger Lakes Wine Region
The declaration will help grape growers in the upstate region get critical relief. Now they will be eligible for emergency loans and recovery aid funds from the U.S. Farm Service Agency. The designation primarily covers Cattaraugus, Cayuga, Chautauqua, Oswego and Yates counties.
Would You Drink Wine Grown in Brooklyn?
Devin Shomaker, 29, was enrolled in Finger Lakes Community College in a viticulture and wine technology program last year when he got the idea to start the first vineyard in the borough. He was able to establish a 50-vine vineyard on his brother Thomas' Windsor Terrace rooftop in May 2013, which served as the test site for their new label, Rooftop Reds.
Jones Winery gets help to expand its production facility
The Jones Winery has been awarded a $25,000 grant to help expand their wine production facility. The winery is part of the long-time Jones Family Farms in Shelton
Former NFL Star Drew Bledsoe To Visit Maximum Beverage
He'll be in Farmington from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., folllowed by a visit to the West Hartford store from 1:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m
New York City's Eataly wine store to close in liquor-license dispute
Chef Mario Batali agrees to settle charges brought by the State Liquor Authority. The closure will last six months and include the payment of a half-million dollar fine.
Mark Chien's announced departure a significant loss for Pennsylvania wine
Chien has been the viticulture educator for the Penn State Cooperative Extension since 2000, and with each passing year had more influence in the type and quality of wine grown in the region than anyone I've met since starting this blog almost six years ago. He truly became a friend not only to those who grow grapes in Pennsylvania, but throughout the region.
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