New Jersey’s New Tasting Law Effective May 1, 2010

New Jersey’s new law to permit tastings of beer and spirits in retail premises takes effect on May 1, 2010. It also makes changes to the existing law that allows for wine tastings. The legislation limits the size and amounts of samples within a 24 hour period; defines tasting event, sampling and sample; sets out who can offer samples at tasting events; and allows advertising of tasting events in any type of media. See the Special Ruling on this matter from the New Jersey Division of ABC for more information.