STOP THE CORK TAX is a coalition of small businesses dedicated to preventing the destructive cork tax associated with “At Rest” legislation. The coalition is made up of small wine and spirit distributors, distillers, wholesalers, vineyards and retailers from across the state.
The cork tax is bad for New Yorkers because:
The cork tax is being pushed by big wholesalers to eliminate their main competition – small businesses across the state.
The cork tax will make it harder for New York wineries to access the NYC market. This alone would undo much of the positive work done by Governor Cuomo to promote New York’s growing wine industry.
The cork tax will drive up costs for New York wine and spirits by as much as $27 million a year while also reducing consumers’ choices.
You can help stop the cork tax right now by using the tool on this site to send a simple message to your legislator – stop the cork tax.