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NY: Governor Cuomo Announces Sales Tax Exemption on Winery Tastings and $350,000 for Hops and Malting Barley Research

June 13, 2014

Consumers can now enjoy tax-free tastings at wineries that charge a nominal per-person fee, and which are already exempt from paying a use-tax on the wine used for tastings. Additionally, $350,000 in funding will go to research hops and malting barley, key beer-brewing ingredients, to help specialists understand the varieties and differences that work best for New York agriculture.