alcohol http://wrvo.org en Oswego's Bridge Street Run: Bigger than ever, but is it better? http://wrvo.org/post/oswegos-bridge-street-run-bigger-ever-it-better <p></p><p>Today is the last day of classes for the school year at SUNY Oswego, a day that some Oswego students treat like a holiday. That’s because every year Oswego’s Bridge Street explodes with hundreds of people for the bar crawl called the Bridge Street Run, also known as BSR. Participants wear white t-shirts that are signed by friends and fellow classmates as they go from bar to bar.</p><p>For some students the event has become a staple of their time at SUNY Oswego.</p> Fri, 09 May 2014 10:26:15 +0000 Allen Wengert 55458 at http://wrvo.org Oswego's Bridge Street Run: Bigger than ever, but is it better? Hard cider industry on tap to become next local food craze http://wrvo.org/post/hard-cider-industry-tap-become-next-local-food-craze <p>As families all over New York State enjoy holiday celebrations, sweet and hard ciders will undoubtedly be on the menu at many gatherings. The industry has expanded in recent years, and in New York, recent legislation could take the hard cider industry to greater heights.<br /><br />On a brisk fall Friday morning in Utica, the Nail Creek Pub has just opened for business. As the lunch crowd files in, they’ll have their choice of craft beers from New York state, but another product produced in their own backyard is beginning to make a splash. Just ask pub owner Chris Talgo.<br /> Wed, 25 Dec 2013 11:34:00 +0000 Ray Biggs 48987 at http://wrvo.org Schumer pushes for end to ban on USPS shipping alcohol http://wrvo.org/post/schumer-pushes-end-ban-usps-shipping-alcohol <p></p><p>Sen. Charles Schumer says lifting a ban on the U.S. Postal Service shipping alcohol will help both the struggling postal carrier and New York’s growing beer and wine industry.</p><p>Private carriers like UPS and Fed-Ex can deliver mail-order alcohol. Schumer, a Democrat from New York, is pushing for the USPS to be able to do the same. The ban against it transporting alcohol dates back to Prohibition.</p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 19:57:07 +0000 Ryan Delaney 46405 at http://wrvo.org Schumer pushes for end to ban on USPS shipping alcohol Local food craze hits booze market, too http://wrvo.org/post/local-food-craze-hits-booze-market-too <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">The local food trend in the North Country is starting to fill a new niche: alcoholic beverages. And not only are brewers and winemakers crafting their products there, but they're also taking advantage of the rural region to double the local appeal, with homegrown ingredients. Several of these businesses just opened in Jefferson County.</p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 11:10:05 +0000 Joanna Richards 46303 at http://wrvo.org Local food craze hits booze market, too Proposed legislation expected to boost apple production in NY state http://wrvo.org/post/proposed-legislation-expected-boost-apple-production-ny-state <p>Sen. Charles Schumer and a group of lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives are pushing a bill that would lower the federal tax on hard apple cider. New York is the second largest apple grower in the nation, and the idea behind the bill is to give another source of income for small apple growers.<br /><br />At LynOaken Farms in Medina, General Manager Darrell Oakes explains there are roughly 300 varieties of apples in the self-harvest section.<br /> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 11:55:48 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 44917 at http://wrvo.org Proposed legislation expected to boost apple production in NY state