Last fall, we got a taste of the TasteNY programs, when East End tourist organization held TasteNorthFork supported by a grant from the governor’s office. Most of the money went toward free shuttle buses to take visitors from Riverhead to Love Lane to Greenport to even the ferry, stopping at wineries along the way. Another initiative are TasteNY stores with a new one to open in Grand Central Terminal, and One Woman was chosen, out of a state-wide search, to run it. Great for them, and great for the region. Congratulations! Info from the Gov’s press release below.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board has approved selection of an operator to open and run the first ever Taste NY™ wine and food product store in Grand Central Terminal. MTA staff reviewed proposals through a competitive process that began last October and recommended One Woman Wines & Vineyards of Southold.
The shop will occupy 460 square feet on the west side of the terminal, adjacent to the Biltmore Room across from Track 37. The shop will be supported by the Governor’s Taste NY marketing campaign.
One Woman Wines & Vineyards plans to feature wines and food items produced throughout New York State ranging in price from $10 to $100. Other products will include beer and spirits such as Brooklyn Brewery and Hudson Baby Bourbon and products from state-wide food purveyors such as McLure’s and Baldwin Hill.>Gov. Cuomo launched Taste NY in May 2013 as part of New York’s largest tourism campaign in decades, with a focus on expanding New York’s food and beverage industry and to promote agribusiness.
Taste NY stores opened at LaGuardia Airport last December and in the New Baltimore rest area of the New York State Thruway south of Albany. The Taste NY program is being marketed through a range of promotional efforts including Taste NY tents at important events, Taste NY stores in transportation hubs and public facilities, and a dedicated website www.taste.ny.gov.