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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 3. Alcoholic Beverages
Agency 5. Alcoholic Beverage Control Board
Chapter 70. Other Provisions
1/28/2022

3VAC5-70-40. Alcoholic beverages for culinary purposes; permits; purchases; restrictions.

A. The board may issue a culinary permit to a person operating an establishment where food is prepared on the premises. The board may refuse to issue or may suspend or revoke such a permit for any reason that it may refuse to issue, suspend or revoke a license.

B. Spirits shall be purchased from government stores. Wine and beer may be purchased from retail licensees when the permittee does not hold any retail on- or off-premises licenses. A permittee possessing a retail on- or off-premises license must purchase its wine and beer from wholesale licensees. However, a permittee who only has an on- or on- and off-premises beer license may purchase its wine from a retail licensee.

C. Permittees shall keep complete and accurate records of their purchases of alcoholic beverages at the permittee's place of business for two years. The records shall be available for inspection and copying by any member of the board or its special agents during reasonable hours.

D. Alcoholic beverages purchased for culinary purposes shall not be sold or used for any other purpose. They shall be stored at the permittee's place of business, separate and apart from all other commodities.

Statutory Authority

§§ 4.1-103, 4.1-111, 4.1-204 and 4.1-212 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR125-01-7 § 4, 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.

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