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COVID – Renewals and Cocktails to Go – Update #8 – 4/8/20
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COVID – Renewals and Cocktails to Go – Update #8 – 4/8/20

The Compliance Corner

By Mary Beth Williams

COVID – Renewals and Cocktails to Go – Update #8 – 4/8/20

Much is unknown on these issues at this point, but we wanted to make sure you had the basics.     We’ll fill in the holes as quickly as possible.

Renewals: The fees for all renewals due before June 30 are deferred until after that date.   We don’t know yet when they’ll be due, but if you license expires before June 30, you can wait to pay the fee until after June 30.

Cocktails to Go: The Governor said that as of 12:01 Friday am, mixed beverage licensees will be able to sell cocktails to go.  ABC is working on the guidelines for what the rules will be for these types of sales, and will have those ready tomorrow.   PLEASE NOTE that the Governor stated that “mixed beverage licensees” would be able to sell cocktails to go.   Wineries are not mixed beverage licensees, and I am working on getting clarification on exactly what wording was used.   It’s certainly possible that the Governor is not fluent in the nuances of alcohol regulation, and that the law change will be applicable to us as well, but until we see the actual language, please do not promote that you can sell glasses to go.   We’ll update you as soon as we get clarification.

Mary Beth Williams is the President of Williams Compliance and Consulting Group, LLC, a compliance services and legal consulting provider based in Hanover County, Virginia.  For more information, contact Mary Beth at or (804) 445-2924.

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