Monday, June 16, 2008

Hmmm, Wine Ice Cream



SENECA FALLS, N.Y. -- Jeff Kostic makes wine ice cream and sorbets for wineries along the Cayuga Wine Trail and sells it at events and at his own ice cream parlor. He said the new bill will make it easier for him to compete.

"Chocolate has for a long time been able to make truffles and things with wine in them and not be regulated. So this will bring us at an even level with those people,” said Jeff Kostick, Cayuga Lake Creamery.

Under the legislation, ice cream makers won't need a liquor license, but can't sell to anyone under 21-years-old and their products can't contain more than 5 percent alcohol.

Now Kostic said you'd have to eat two gallons of wine ice cream or one pint of wine sorbet like this for it to equal just one glass of actual wine.

State lawmakers also passed a bill allowing wineries to offer tastings starting at 10:00 a.m., instead of noon. Kostic said this will also benefit his business.

What's next beer ice cream? Oh yeah they got that too. Yuck!

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