Empire State cheer: 25 New York wineries taking part in Boston Wine Expo for 1st time

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says representatives from more than two dozen wineries across New York state are in Massachusetts for one of the premiere wine trade shows in the nation.

Cuomo says 25 New York wineries are participating in the Boston Wine Expo being held Saturday and Sunday at the Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center. The governor says it's the first time New York wineries are attending the Boston event, one of the largest wine-related gatherings in the Northeast.

Staffers with the state's Taste NY program will also be in Boston to promote the Empire State's wine industry. The state was named Wine Enthusiast magazine's Wine Region of the Year" last October.

The New York wineries represented at the Wine Expo include businesses located in the Finger Lakes, New York City and Long Island.