After discussing the latest Siena poll, the Vito Lopez scandal and other big issues Monday, "The Capitol Pressroom" host Susan Arbetter put Gov. Andrew Cuomo on the spot with her next question.
Gewürztraminer or Riesling?
"If it says New York state on the label, I like it," Cuomo said. "I like a good Riesling though."
The question came up shortly after Arbetter mentioned she recently visited the Finger Lakes region for a story. Of course, the Finger Lakes region is home to a large -- and still growing -- wine industry. There are more than 200 wineries in New York, with several of them located in the Finger Lakes region.
Wineries are also a key part of the state's tourism industry. Cuomo hosted a tourism summit earlier this month to discuss ways to better promote the state's many attractions, including sites in upstate New York.
"The New York state wines are such a beautiful success story," Cuomo said. "I remember years ago when the industry was just starting out. There were just a few pioneers, really. It has come so far and it's such a big part of the state now, big part of the economy. And it's really great."