15.9.1 Wine and Distilled Spirits at Package Retailer’s Licensed Premises A package retailer’s permit shall, with prior written approval from the Department, authorize the permittee to hold tasting or sampling events on the licensed premises under the following guidelines: There may not be any charge to consumers to participate. Sampling/tasting may only take place within an area that is cordoned off clearly separating the tasting/sampling area from the rest of the licensed premises. No sampling/tasting event may last longer than four (4) hours and no one under twenty-one (21) years old may participate in a tasting/sampling event. No food may be sold or served. Samples may not exceed the following quantities: Wine 1-1/4 ounces or a total five ounces (5[…]

A “tasting” is defined as “any time during a retailer or supplier is serving free samples of alcoholic liquor on the retailer’s licensed premises or at adjacent premises monitored and regulated by the director….” “Adjacent premises” is defined as “an enclosed permanent structure that is contiguous to the licensed premises and may be located in front of, beside, behind, below, or above the licensed premises. Adjacent premises shall be under the direct control of the retailer….” The term does not include empty lots, parking lots, or temporary structures not contiguous to the licensed premises. [KS Regulations, Agency 14, Article 13, Section 14-13-1.] “Alcoholic liquor” is defined as “…alcohol, spirits, wine, beer and every liquid or solid, patented or not, containing[…]

15.9.1 Wine Sampling at Wine Shops Only wine shop specialty licensees can sample wine and then only if they have obtained a wine sampling license. The cost is $150.00 a year. The retail licensee must notify the Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Administration in writing at least one (1) month in advance of any tasting event on the form designated for the purpose, which can be downloaded from the ABC Administration website. Samples are limited to a maximum of three (3) one ounce (1 oz.) samples per person per day. No event may exceed six (6) hours per day. Any wholesaler or supplier representatives attending a tasting event must be licensed by the Administration. Retail licensees must purchase all wines used[…]

15.9.1 Wine Sampling at Wine Shops Only wine shop specialty licensees can sample wine and then only if they have obtained a wine sampling license. The cost is $150.00 a year. The retail licensee must notify the Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Administration in writing at least one (1) month in advance of any tasting event on the form designated for the purpose, which can be downloaded from the ABC Administration website. Samples are limited to a maximum of three (3) one ounce (1 oz.) samples per person per day. No event may exceed six (6) hours per day. Any wholesaler or supplier representatives attending a tasting event must be licensed by the Administration. Retail licensees must purchase all wines used[…]

15.9.1 Alcoholic Beverage Tastings at Package Liquor Stores In all counties and municipalities in which the sale of alcoholic beverages is lawful, retail package liquor stores may conduct up to fifty-two (52) tasting events per calendar year, subject to the following terms and conditions: Tasting events must take place on the licensed premises during the lawful hours for sale of alcoholic beverages; Retailers may hold only one (1) tasting event per day, and no tasting event may exceed four (4) hours duration; Only one type of alcoholic beverage may be served at a tasting event, either malt beverages, wine, or distilled spirits; more than one (1) brand of alcoholic beverage may be offered so long as not more than four[…]

15.9.1 Manufacturers and Wholesalers Manufacturers of alcoholic beverages, whether or not licensed in the state of Virginia, licensed Virginia wholesalers or the authorized representatives of each may conduct tastings of beer, wine or distilled spirits in hotels, restaurants and clubs licensed for the sale and consumption of such alcoholic beverages on their licensed premises, under the following guidelines: Such tastings may be conducted only by employees or authorized representatives of such manufacturers or Virginia licensed wholesalers. These individuals are required to obtain a permit from the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Board. Refer to Title 4.1, Chapter 2, Section 212(A)(15), of Virginia law for additional licensing information. Only those classes of alcoholic beverages that the retail licensee is authorized to sell[…]

A distilled spirits supplier or its representative may offer sample tastings on the premises of a state liquor store under the following conditions: No fee may be charged for sample tasting. Sample sizes may not exceed one-quarter of one ounce (0.25 oz) of alcoholic liquor. Samples may be mixed with another alcoholic liquor or nonalcoholic beverage. The maximum number of samples allowed shall not exceed three (3) samples per person in any twenty-four (24) hour period. Samples may be served only by persons twenty-one (21) years of age or older. Samples shall be served in a specifically identified sample area or areas within the store. The tasting area(s) shall be designed to allow the person conducting the tasting to ensure[…]

15.9.1 Tastings for Non-Profits, Charities, or Temporary Licensees Charitable Auction or Charitable Alcoholic Beverage Event licensees may offer tastes to attendees of the event. [OK Law, Title 37A, Chapter 2, Section 2-129.] 15.9.2 Promotional Activities on Licensed Premises Permitted in compliance with Section 6.95 of Federal regulations. An industry member may conduct tasting or sampling activities at a retail establishment. The industry member may purchase the products to be used from the retailer, but may not purchase them from the retailer for more than the ordinary retail price. [OK Regulations, Title 45, Chapter 10, Subchapter 3, Sections 45:10-3-24 and 45:10-3-25.] Brewers, beer distributors, small brewer self-distributors and brewpub self-distributors are granted specific privileges in Subsections E and F of Section[…]

15.9.1 Distilled Spirits and Wine A licensed wholesaler or retailer of distilled spirits or wine may conduct wine or distilled spirits tastings on any licensed premises authorized to sell vinous or spirituous beverages by the package or for consumption on the premises, provided that the tasting is limited to and directed toward the general public of legal drinking age. Manufacturers may not conduct, attend, or participate in tastings such as winemaker dinners on retail premises. [FL Law, Title 34, Chapter 564, Section 564.08 (wine), and Chapter 565, Section 565.17 (distilled spirits); Legal Bulletin 2014-001, Declaratory Statement: Tied House Evil Interpretation, dated March 12, 2014.] 15.9.2 Malt Beverages A manufacturer, distributor, or importer of malt beverages or their third party agent[…]

15.9.1 Sampling Products Not Available For Sale in Michigan Samplings/tastings for commercial purposes may be held only on premises licensed for the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages on the premises. Prior written approval from the Liquor Control Commission is required. Once the Commission has been notified and approval received, an outstate seller of beer or wine, vendor of spirits, brewer, etc., or a bona fide market research organization retained by one of the above-named classes of licensees, may conduct samplings or tastings of an alcoholic liquor product before it is approved for sale in the state. “Commercial purpose” is defined as any purpose for which monetary gain or remuneration would be expected. Such on-premise product promotions may not include[…]