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Phase 2 Reopening Guidelines: Outdoor Wine Tastings Allowed

Valerie Ross

Category: Industry

Dear Friends,

Yesterday Governor Cuomo announced that outdoor dining would be permitted starting June 4th at restaurants located in regions currently in Phase 2 for reopening. Those regions currently include: the Capital Region, Central New York, the Finger Lakes, the Mohawk Valley, the North Country, the Southern Tier and Western New York.

We received notification from the NY State Liquor Authority (SLA) that this privilege extends to craft beverage tasting rooms. Thank you to Pat Hooker, Deputy Secretary to the Governor, and Sharif Kabir, SLA Executive Deputy Commissioner, for working diligently late into the night to get official guidance out to the food and beverage industry.

Below please below the link to the SLA guidance regarding the resumption of outdoor dining beginning tomorrow (June 4). They will as in the past clarify further on their posted COVID 19 FAQ , which remains in effect due to Executive Order until July 3, 2020.


Sam Filler, Executive Director
New York Wine & Grape Foundation