§ 63-a. Liquor tasting. 1. (a) Any person licensed pursuant to section
sixty-one or sixty-two of this article shall be permitted to conduct
consumer tastings of liquor in establishments licensed under section
sixty-three of this article to sell alcoholic beverages for off-premises
consumption. (b) Any person holding a retail license to sell liquor
under this chapter shall be permitted to conduct consumer tastings of
liquor upon such person's licensed premises.
2. All consumer tastings of liquor shall be conducted subject to the
(a) tastings of liquor shall be conducted by the licensee or an
authorized agent of the licensee. Such licensee or agent shall be
physically present upon the premises at all times during the conducting
of the consumer tasting of liquor.
(b) no more than a total of three samples of liquor may be provided
for tasting to a person in one calendar day.
(c) no sample of liquor for tasting may exceed one-quarter fluid
(d) any liability stemming from a right of action resulting from a
consumer tasting of liquor 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, who conducted such
3. The state liquor authority shall promulgate rules and regulations
regarding liquor tastings as provided for in this section.