Monthly Archives: May 2013

Personal robot functions as beer servant

Ah, the classic piggyback maneuver, that situation where you and your friends are hanging out on the couch, the beer is getting low, and you all wait it out to see who will be the first to give in and … Continue reading

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You won’t find this farm on a farm: the major difference between a farm winery and farm brewery

Last year, New York governor Andrew Cuomo signed new legislation, effective January 2013 that, in addition to specific tax benefits for farm wholesale licensees, created a farm brewery license.  This new license category would support the growing craft beer industry … Continue reading

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The five-headed boss of wineries

We all want it – the “dream job.” For winery owners, this means marrying their passion for wine with their preference for being the head honcho of a successful business. But even entrepreneurs have a bigger boss to answer to … Continue reading

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How the SLA loosely defines “help”

For some, applying for a New York State liquor license can be one of the most stressful and frustrating parts of opening a business. Like so many government agencies in the Empire State, the New York State Liquor Authority is … Continue reading

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Camping with craft beer

The weather is warming up and Memorial Day weekend is just around the corner, which reminds me to start packing for my annual camping trip. It’s just a weekend, and I like to pack light, especially knowing I’ll be spending … Continue reading

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Flavored Oil

I have been trying to visit the new artisan oil and vinegar boutique in Pittsford, Tasteful Additions. It was well worth the trip. The owner educated us about how to pair flavors and some creative uses for flavored salts, oils … Continue reading

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