Wine and Cheese Competition to Debut at 2013 New York State Fair
In an effort to attract more people to the fair, the first annual Pride of NY Wine and Cheese Competiton will be held during next year's Great New York State Fair festivities. Got some ideas on how to run the competition? Send 'em their way, at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Aubertine says that since the New York Wine and Grape Foundation's creation in 1985, the wine industry has become one of the state's fastest growing industries in the agricultural and tourism sectors, generating more than $3.7 billion annually.
Cheese is also a significant industry in the state. Aubertine says New York ranks fourth nationally in cheese production and leads the nation in the production of cream cheese and cottage cheese.