A Bad New York Bill is Brewing

We recently discussed a wine win in New York State. Now, Governor Cuomo faces a bill that has the potential to restrict wine and bartending in the state. This new bill would raise the serving age and increase restrictions on Finger Lakes wineries, Local SYR reports:

A new bill that has been passed by the New York State Assembly could have negative impacts on the wineries throughout the southern tier if it's signed into law by Governor Cuomo. That bill would make it illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to serve alcohol or handle an open container.

But this bill goes further than just limiting who can serve the alcohol, when it comes to wineries in the Finger Lakes, there would be an increase in restrictions. The bill limits the number of wine or cider tastings a winery can give, the change would only allow for six- 3 ounce wine tastings, which would equal a total of 18 ounces of wine. However, it also makes it illegal for a winery to serve the same person twice in the same day...

Read the whole piece here.