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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 3. Alcoholic Beverages
Agency 5. Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority
Chapter 70. Other Provisions
7/7/2022

3VAC5-70-20. Procedures for handling cider; authorized licensees; containers; labels; markup; age limits.

A. The procedures established by regulations of the board for the handling of wine having an alcoholic content of not more than 14% by volume shall, with the necessary change of detail, be applicable to the handling of cider, subject to the following exceptions and modifications.

B. Licensees authorized to sell beer and wine, or either, at retail are hereby approved by the board for the sale of cider and such sales shall be made only in accordance with the age limits set forth in this section.

C. Containers of cider containing less than 7.0% alcohol by volume may be sold in any containers that comply with federal regulations for wine and beer provided such containers are labeled in accordance with board regulations. Cider containing 7.0% or more alcohol by volume may be sold in any containers that comply with federal regulations for wine, provided the containers are labeled in accordance with board regulations.

D. If the label of the product is subject to approval by the federal government, a copy of the federal label approval shall be provided to the board.

E. The markup or profit charged by the board shall be $.08 per liter or fractional part thereof.

F. Persons must be 21 years of age or older to purchase or possess cider.

G. The provisions of subsection A and subdivision B 4 of 3VAC5-60-20 shall not be applicable to the sale of cider by wholesale wine licensees to retail licensees of the board.

Statutory Authority

§§ 4.1-103, 4.1-111, and 4.1-213 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR125-01-7 § 2, eff. December 12, 1985; amended, Virginia Register Volume 3, Issue 1, eff. November 12, 1986; Volume 5, Issue 2, eff. November 24, 1988; Volume 6, Issue 2, eff. November 23, 1989; Volume 7, Issue 4, eff. December 19, 1990; Volume 8, Issue 6, eff. January 15, 1992; Volume 9, Issue 6, eff. January 13, 1993; Volume 10, Issue 11, eff. March 23, 1994; Volume 18, Issue 23, eff. August 28, 2002; Volume 33, Issue 8, eff. February 3, 2017; Errata, 33:9 VA.R. 977 December 26, 2016.

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