New York Alcoholic Beverage Control Law
1. Except as otherwise provided for in this chapter, any person licensed to sell wine pursuant to this article, or section sixty-three or section seventy-nine of this chapter, shall be permitted to conduct wine tastings only upon the licensed premises. Wine tastings which are conducted under the auspices of an official agent of a farm winery, winery, wholesaler, or importer and where such agent is physically present at all times during the conduct of the tasting, then, in that event, any liability stemming from a right of action resulting from a wine tasting as authorized herein, and in accordance with the provisions of sections 11-100 and 11-101 of the general obligations law, shall accrue to the farm winery, winery, wholesaler, or importer.
2. In addition to such other wine tastings permitted under this chapter, licensed farm wineries, wineries, and wine wholesalers may apply for a permit, pursuant to paragraph k of subdivision one of section ninety-nine-b of this chapter, to conduct wine tastings. Such permits shall be valid throughout the state and may be issued on an annual basis or for individual events. Each such permit and the exercise of the privilege granted thereby shall be subject to such rules of the liquor authority as it deems necessary.