FIOCCHI PUSHING TO GET RECOGNITION FOR STATE’S WINE, BEER, AND RESTAURANTS

fiocchi-tileA new resolution would promote New Jersey tourism in the ever growing fall season. Assemblyman Sam Fiocchi sponsored the resolution that designates the last week in September as “New Jersey Beer, Wine and Spirits Week” and the last Wednesday as “New Jersey Dine Out Day.” “This is about promoting a major growth industry and encouraging tourists to come back and enjoy New Jersey in the fall,” said Fiocchi, R-Cumberland, Cape May and Atlantic. “It’s about economic development and putting New Jersey first. This is a win all around.” There are currently 48 wineries, 28 breweries, and 2 distilleries that are licensed and operating within the state. Much of the promotion currently has been left up to the industry itself.