Governor Cuomo has signed legislation that allows wine-infused ice cream to be sold in smaller containers.

Senator Joseph Griffo -- who sponsored the legislation -- was at Chantary's Supermarket in South Utica today, along with Assemblyman William Magee and representatives from Mercer's Dairy in Boonville.

Griffo says the legislation updates the state Agriculture and Markets Law that had required the ice cream to be sold in packaging no smaller that a pint.

He says the new law will make it easier to consume wine ice cream on occasions like weddings and fundraisers.

Griffo said: “All across our state, small businesses and farms have long been the backbone of our local economies. Whenever there is an opportunity to help local businesses and farms expand in our state, I am proud to do everything I can to bring about the changes that will further enhance this prosperity.

Griffo's efforts in Albany made it legal for wine ice cream to be sold in New York state in 2008 after Mercer's created the frozen treat.

Jim Rondenelli, WIBX
Jim Rondenelli, WIBX


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