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[…]
Office of Alcoholic Beverage Control Liquor Distribution Center 1286 Gluckstadt Road Madison, Mississippi 39110 (Mailing Address) P. O. Box 540 Madison, Mississippi 39130-0540 601-856-1301 (phone) 601-856-1390 (fax) http://www.dor.ms.gov/ABC/Pages/default.aspx Department of Revenue South Pointe Building Plaza 500 Clinton Center Drive Clinton, Mississippi 39056 (Mailing Address) P. O. Box 1033 Jackson, Mississippi 39215-1033 601-923-7700 (phone) 601-923-7714 (fax) http://www.dor.ms.gov/pages/default.aspx Secretary of State 401 Mississippi Street Jackson, Mississippi 39201 (Mailing Address) P. O. Box 136 Jackson, Mississippi 39205 601-359-1350 (phone) http://sos.ms.gov/
Note: This section summarizes the temporary changes implemented due to the coronavirus pandemic that are of interest to interstate suppliers. The following regulatory relief measures have been announced by the Mississippi ABC: 17.7.1 Curbside Sales and Delivery In response to Governor Reeves’ declaration of a state of emergency due to COVID-19, the Department of Revenue has enacted a temporary amendment to Title 35, Part II, Subpart 2, Chapter 3 of the Mississippi Administrative Code. This amendment will allow customers to submit orders and pay liquor retailers by telephone or internet, and allow liquor retailers to provide on-premises curbside delivery. [Update entitled “Telephone/Internet Liquor Order & Curbside Delivery,” posted on the MS Department of Revenue website March 17, 2020.] Currently, ABC[…]
14.1 Direct Sales and Shipments to Consumers 14.1.1 General Prohibition There are no statutory or regulatory provisions or any type of a reciprocal agreement between the state of Mississippi and any other state that would permit an out-of-state supplier to ship any alcoholic beverages directly to Mississippi residents. Further, no manufacturer, rectifier or distiller of intoxicating liquor (including wine) except malt liquor may sell such product within Mississippi except to the Department of Revenue, or through the special order system established by Section 67-1-41. Violations are punishable by a fine of not less than $500.00 and no more than $2,000.00, to which may be added imprisonment not to exceed six (6) months. [MS Law, Title 67, Chapter 1, Section 67-1-45.][…]
All wine and spirits more than 5% alcohol by weight are sold only through the state-controlled system. Distilled spirits up to 5% alcohol by weight are not legal in Mississippi. Light wine (with an alcohol content of up to 5% alcohol by weight) and malt beverages up to 8% alcohol by weight are sold through the private sector (wholesalers). Malt beverages over 8% alcohol by weight are not legal in Mississippi.