New York Alcoholic Beverage Control Law

Sec. § 59-A
Cider Tasting

Any person holding a retail license under this chapter shall be permitted to conduct consumer tastings of cider upon such person’s licensed premises. All such tastings shall be subject to the following limitations:


Tastings of cider shall be conducted by the licensee or an authorized agent of the licensee. Provided, however, a licensed beer or cider wholesaler shall not serve as the authorized agent for another entity, nor shall a licensed beer or cider wholesaler be involved in any manner with a cider tasting conducted by another entity.


No more than three samples of cider may be provided to a person in one calendar day.


No sample may exceed three fluid ounces.


No tasting shall be held during the hours prohibited by the provisions of section one hundred five and one hundred five-a of this chapter.


Any liability stemming from a right of action resulting from a tasting authorized by this section and in accordance with the provisions of sections 11-100 and 11-101 of the general obligations law shall accrue to the licensee.


No person under the age of twenty-one shall be permitted to serve a sample or handle an open container of cider.

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Dec. 13, 2016