Tableleaf, Pennsylvania’s in-house wine, is in the process of being phased out. The label was criticized as unnecessary and suspect. Industry officials and lawmakers questioned why an agency regulating the business would have their own label. A top Liquor Board Official confirmed that Tableleaf is seeing price cuts of $2-3 to make sales go faster.
In the state of New York, tasting room sales account for nearly 60% of all wine sales. According to new reports from Cornell researchers currently published in the International Journal of Wine Business Research, these sales are significantly affected by customer service. Surprisingly, an overload of sensory descriptors of wines were found to be detrimental [...]
The New York grape, grape juice and wine industry brought in $4.8 billion of economic benefits to New York State, a jump from $3.76 billion in 2008, demonstrating the effectiveness of wineries to produce not only wine, but economic benefits for the entire state of New York in the form of tourism, tax revenues, and [...]
The number of licenses issued to farm-based breweries has increased by 72% since Governor Cuomo took office in 2011. Governor Cuomo and New York State Brewers Association Executive Director Paul Leone credits the growth to legislation that encourages producers to use locally grown farm products in order to receive a license. Efforts promote not only [...]
Vineyards in Michigan, Ohio and the Finger Lake regions are worried about the cold weather affecting their harvest, with experts predicting up to 50% in bud damage. Some vineyards may be able to shoulder the loss of harvest from this year’s harsh winter with the large crop from previous years, especially 2013. Senator Charles Schumer [...]