Alcoholic Beverage Control - Special Provisions Relating to Cider - Cider tasting

Published: 2015-09-18

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§ 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:

(a) 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.

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

(c) No sample may exceed three fluid ounces.

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

(e) 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.

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