Tuesday, September 13, 2016

2 Bills Signed to Help Craft Beverage, Wine Sales

From Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office:

Two measures to further modernize New York's archaic 80-year-old Alcoholic Beverage Control Law were signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo today.
These bills allow farm wineries, breweries and cideries to sell any New York-made farm alcoholic beverage by the glass at their production facility or off-site branch store. Under current law, farm manufacturers are limited to selling only products by the glass that they produce on their site.
These new laws will provide for increased sales of New York state homegrown manufactured products and further support New York’s thriving manufacturing business, providing more consumers the opportunity to sample the best New York has to offer. 

By removing this archaic provision to the law, this legislation expands a major revenue source for both established manufacturers and new businesses entering the market.
New York state farm-based alcohol beverage manufacturers, who have more than doubled in number since 2011 and have seen a 13 percent increase in the last year alone, provide local communities where they operate with increased tax revenue, job opportunities, increased demand for farm products, and a bolstered tourism impact for the state.

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