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Cuomo eases rules on N.Y. wineries

on 25/07/11 at 12:10 pm


Move means less paperwork for Finger Lakes vintners.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Friday that he said will reduce regulatory burdens on farm wineries.

“This bill is a huge boost for wineries across the state,” the governor said, enabling them “to continue to thrive as a key tourism, agricultural and economic engine for our state.”

The law implements several recommendations the New York State Wine Grape Task Force made in a 2008 report. It will:

ยป Allow farm wineries to operate up to five branch stores without having to obtain separate licenses. The stores will be considered extensions of the winery and not separate entities.

{FULL STORY via Ithaca Journal}

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