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Code of Virginia
Title 4.1. Alcoholic Beverage Control Act
Chapter 2. Administration of Licenses
1/26/2021

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§ 4.1-221.1. (Effective until July 1, 2021) Limitation of tasting licenses.

Samples of alcoholic beverages given or sold by a licensee shall not exceed two ounces per person of each product tasted, provided that (i) in the case of wine or beer, no more than four products shall be offered or (ii) in the case of spirits, no more than two products shall be offered. Tasting licenses for mixed beverages shall only be issued for events to be held in localities that do not prohibit the sale of mixed beverages pursuant to § 4.1-124. No license shall be issued to any person to whom issuance of a retail license is prohibited. No more than 12 tasting licenses annually shall be issued to any person. The provisions of this section shall not apply to tastings conducted pursuant to § 4.1-201.1.

1996, cc. 584, 596; 2006, c. 826; 2019, cc. 37, 178; 2020, c. 1177.

§ 4.1-221.1. (Effective July 1, 2021) Limitation of tasting licenses.

Single samples of alcoholic beverages given or sold by a licensee shall not exceed four ounces of beer, two ounces of wine, or one-half ounce of spirits, unless served as a mixed beverage, in which case a single sample of spirits may contain up to one and one-half ounces of spirits; and no more than 12 ounces of beer, five ounces of wine, or three ounces of spirits shall be offered to any person per day. Tasting licenses for mixed beverages shall be issued only for events to be held in localities that do not prohibit the sale of mixed beverages pursuant to § 4.1-124. No license shall be issued to any person to whom issuance of a retail license is prohibited. No more than 12 tasting licenses annually shall be issued to any person. The provisions of this section shall not apply to tastings conducted pursuant to § 4.1-201.1.

1996, cc. 584, 596; 2006, c. 826; 2019, cc. 37, 178; 2020, cc. 1113, 1114, 1177.

The chapters of the acts of assembly referenced in the historical citation at the end of this section may not constitute a comprehensive list of such chapters and may exclude chapters whose provisions have expired.