Gov. Andrew Cuomo today signed into law a bill that establishes a new license for farm cideries, a growing business in the state.
The law puts farm cideries on par with other wineries, breweries and distilleries in New York, allowing them to avoid sales-tax filing requirements.
Here’s some of the details: http://www.ciderweekny.com/
“New York’s agricultural products are some of the best in the world, and today we are delivering on our promise to help growing farm cideries succeed in this state,” Cuomo said in a statement.
The bill authorizes farm cideries to get a state license if they made cider from crops grown in New York. They also can’t produce more than 150,000 gallons a year. The law takes effect in 90 days.
Farm cideries can sell cider, but also beer, wine, and spirits made from New York products. as well as other gift items.
Cuomo held a Wine, Beer and Spirits Summit last year.