New York’s two major airports, LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy International, have gained yet another food-focused addition: the first taste NY shops featuring local culinary treats from the New York State.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the opening of the first Taste NY stores on Dec. 19, as a part of his Taste NY program to raise the profiles and sales of New York food and beverage makers. Brooklyn Oenology, a winery based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, will operate the store in space leased from the airports’ concessionaire, OTG.
“New York State is home to some of the best food and beverage producers in the world and these new Taste NY locations will help introduce them to millions of travelers each year,” Governor Cuomo said. “Highlighting our leading culinary brands is an important way to support tourism and agriculture in communities across the state, and ultimately spread the word about the world-class products that New York has to offer."
Brooklyn Oenology is a farm winery, producing wines from New York State grapes. It is able to operate two store locations after changes signed into law by Governor Cuomo in the Fine Winery Bill of 2011, which allows a farm winery to operate up to five branch office stores in addition to the farm winery. Both the LaGuardia and JFK Taste NY stores carry a rotating assortment of nearly 200 food and beverage products including wines, spirits, ciders, and beers from all around New York State, as well as food items including jams, sauces, pickles, and chocolates.