ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Local producers of beer, wine, cider and liquor have opened 32 new off-site stores in New York State in the past year _ evidence the state's alcohol industry continues to age well.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo released the numbers on Thursday. A new state law allows local farm breweries, wineries, cideries and distilleries to operate off-site stores to better connect with consumers.
Cuomo, a Democrat, says the businesses are helping to revitalize local economies by creating jobs, benefiting local agriculture and increasing tourism.