Eye 3 Yellow 3d 2 new logo Philly_KYW_new Philly_94WIP_new CBS Sports Radio 610 Philly_WPHT_new
FREEZE WARNING FOR PARTS OF THE REGION: Details | Forecast | Radar | Traffic

Latest News

Love Wine? NJ May Make It Easier For Consumers To Enjoy Its Selection

View Comments
(Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

(Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up
Check Out

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A state Senate panel has unanimously approved a measure that aims to bolster New Jersey’s wine industry.

The bill would create the New Jersey Wine Board and make it responsible for facilitating growth in the state’s wine industry through advertisements, research and education. The board also could take part in promoting revenue-producing activities such as growing grapes or producing wine.

The measure also increases funds for the board’s efforts to include revenue from sales of alcoholic cider. Revenue from wine, sparkling wine and vermouth to support the efforts will also increase.

The Economic Growth Committee approved the measure Monday. It now heads to the Senate’s Budget and Appropriations committee.

The bill’s sponsor says New Jersey wines are good enough to compete with those produced around the world.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments