New York’s craft breweries and wineries will be the topic of a state-sponsored panel discussion in late October. Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled plans Thursday for a “beer and wine summit.”
“We want to spend some time meeting with the leaders of the industry,” Cuomo said. “What are we doing that they might have an issue with and what can we do to help?
The discussion on beer and wine will follow a “yogurt summit” held last month by the governor’s office, in which producers and dairy farmers from across the state and country gathered in Albany to discuss the state’s burgeoning yogurt manufacturing industry.
Cuomo said he expects the topic of selling wine in grocery stores will be a topic of conversation, but that his position on the issue hasn’t changed. Groceries are not currently allowed to sell wine in their stores; Cuomo does not support allowing them to.
(Photo provided by Keuka Springs Vineyard.)