Note: This section summarizes the temporary changes implemented due to the coronavirus pandemic that are of interest to interstate suppliers. Bars have been closed to public access until further notice. All restaurants in counties with confirmed cases of COVID-19 must close access to on-site dining, but may continue serving the public through pickup, delivery, and drive-through operations. The sale of beer, wine, and spirituous liquor must be in sealed containers, and the licensee must ensure that the sale is only for the consumption of individuals over the age of twenty-one (21). [Executive Order 2020-09, Limiting the Operations of Certain Businesses to Slow the Spread of COVID-19, issued March 19 , 2020.] In order to mitigate financial losses, restaurants are also[…]

Suppliers are required to furnish copies of all invoices to the Department of Revenue at the time of sale. Suppliers are considered to be in compliance with the requirement if they mail or email copies of invoices by the 20th of the month following shipment. If the Department determines that a supplier has failed to do so, it will instruct all applicable Arizona wholesalers not to accept any shipments of alcoholic beverages from the supplier for one (1) year. [AZ Law, Title 42, Chapter 3, Article 8, Section 42-3352 and AZ Regulations, Title 15, Chapter 3, Article 4, Sections R15-3-403 and R15-3-407.] Wineries that ship to Arizona consumers as well as to Arizona distributors may report their wholesale shipments along[…]

Product samples may be provided to consumers under the following guidelines: 15.9.1 Tastings at On-Premise Establishments Samples may be conducted at the premises of an on-sale retail licensee who does not also have off-sale privileges under the following guidelines: Sampling must be conducted under the supervision of an employee of the sponsoring distiller, vintner, brewer or wholesaler; accurate records of all sampling procedures and products must be retained. Sampling at on-premise events or at a wholesaler’s premises must be limited to the following quantities per person per brand: Beer or “cooler” products Twelve ounces (12 oz.) Wine Six ounces (6 oz.) Distilled Spirits Two ounces (2 oz.) The wholesaler’s representative, when requesting a retail on-sale licensee to prepare a drink[…]

A supplier or wholesaler may furnish product, advertising, sponsorship, services, or other things of value at a special event at which alcoholic beverages are sold under the following guidelines: A special event license has been issued for the event. Nothing may be given to the entity holding the event until there is confirmation that a special event license has been issued. The license is issued to a charitable, civic, religious, or fraternal organization and not to a political committee or organization. The supplier or wholesaler is responsible for ensuring that nothing of value is given to the retail licensee or its employees during or after the event or is left on the licensed premises after the event, except that certain[…]

14.1 Direct Sales and Shipments to Consumers 14.1.1 Holders of a Type 2W License Producing Less Than 20,000 Gallons of Wine Annually. Wineries holding an Out-of-State Farm Winery License (Type 2W) and producing more than 20,000 gallons of wine annually may make consumer sales only at the Winery. Type 2W licensees producing twenty thousand (20,000) gallons of wine or less annually may make sales and deliveries of wine that it produces to consumers off the licensed premises. The wine may be ordered by telephone, mail, fax, catalogue, through the Internet or by other means provided all of the following conditions are met. Delivery of wine by a farm licensee to a purchaser in the state of Arizona will be deemed[…]

17.4.1 By Wholesalers The regulations are silent on the return of product by wholesalers to suppliers. 17.4.2 By Retailers A malt beverage wholesaler may allow a retail licensee that intends to be closed for at least thirty (30) days to exchange beer or other malt beverage products or to receive a credit for, or a refund of the amount paid for the products. With permission from the director, a malt beverage wholesaler may allow a retail licensee that is discontinuing sale of a particular brand of malt beverages to exchange the product for another brand or to receive credit for, or a refund of the amount paid for the brand being discontinued. [AZ Regulations, Title 19, Chapter 1, Article 3,[…]

16.10.1 Special Events Suppliers and wholesalers may participate in special events where alcoholic beverages are sold by furnishing advertising, sponsorship, services or other things of value under the following conditions: A special-event license has been issued to a civic, religious or fraternal group. However, a producer or wholesaler may not participate at a special event for a political party or campaign committed for a candidate or ballot measure. If the event is held at a licensed retail location, nothing of value may be left at the premises or given to the retail licensee or its employees at or after the event. Product may be donated to a non-profit (charitable, civic, fraternal or religious) group holding a special-event license. Product may[…]