New York Alcoholic Beverage Control Law
Direct Intrastate Wine Shipments
Any person having applied for and received a license as a winery or farm winery under sections seventy-six, seventy-six-a, seventy-six-b, seventy-six-c, seventy-six-d and seventy-six-f of this article may ship no more than thirty-six cases (no more than nine liters per case) of wine produced by such winery for farm winery per year directly to a New York state resident who is at least twenty-one years of age, for such resident’s personal use and not for resale.
1. Licensee’s shipping responsibilities. Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary contained in this chapter, any above referred licensee shall:
(a) in the case of a farm winery licensee or a winery licensee, ship no more than thirty-six cases (no more than nine liters) per year of wine produced by such license holder directly to a New York state resident who is at least twenty-one years of age, for such resident’s personal use and not for resale;
(b) ensure that the outside of each shipping container used to ship wine directly to a New York state resident is conspicuously labeled with the words: “CONTAINS WINE - SIGNATURE OF PERSON AGE 21 OR OLDER REQUIRED FOR DELIVERY,” or with other language specifically approved by the New York state liquor authority;
(c) maintain records in such manner and form as the authority may direct showing the total amount of wine shipped in the state each calendar year, the names and addresses of the purchasers to whom the wine was shipped, the date purchased, the name of the common carrier used to deliver the wine, and the quantity and value of each shipment. Such records shall be kept for three years and, upon written request, be provided to the authority or the department of taxation and finance;
(d) in connection with the acceptance of an order for a delivery of wine to a New York resident, require the prospective customer to represent that he or she has attained the age of twenty-one years or more and that the wine being purchased will not be resold or introduced into commerce; and
(e) require common carriers to:
(i) require a recipient, at the delivery address, upon delivery, to demonstrate that the recipient is at least twenty-one years of age by providing a valid form of photographic identification authorized by section sixty-five-b of this chapter;
(ii) require a recipient to sign an electronic or paper form or other acknowledgment of receipt as approved by the authority; and
(iii) refuse delivery when the proposed recipient appears to be under twenty-one years of age and refuses to present valid identification as required by paragraph (a) of this subdivision.
2. Violations. In any action brought under this section, the common carrier and the licensee shall only be held liable for their independent acts.