The beer and wine industry is getting a boost, thanks to legislation signed into law by Governor Andre Cuomo.
Both the beer and wine Industry generate billions of dollars in taxes and lawmakers have been looking for ways to help them grow more.
“It’s just one more thing we are doing to help promote New York’s craft beverage industry,” explained Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo to Spectrum News.
Her bill exempts flights of beer from being taxed. It was signed into law on Monday by Governor Cuomo.
“It is a huge driver not only for the economy, but also a huge tourist driver in places like the Finger Lakes,” Lupardo added.
Another bill, which is being considered now, would allow alcohol sales inside movie theaters. While there has been some opposition – Eric Paolicelli, with the State Wine Industry Association, said that bill makes her excited.
“The more places people can get New York State wine we’re happy with that, so to have a glass of wine while you’re having a movie it just makes sense to us,” she said.