Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority
Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Board of Directors
Other Provisions [3 VAC 5 ‑ 70]
Internet Wine Retailer Records and Reports
Action 2517
General Information
Action Summary Chapter 558 of the 2007 Acts of Assembly created a new internet wine retailer license, which authorizes the licensee to take orders and ship wine directly to consumers, in accordance with§ 4.1-112.1 of the Code of Virginia (now § 4.1-209.1), the section which sets forth the process for direct shipments to consumers by holders of wine or beer shipper’s licenses. The purpose of this action is to amend 3 VAC 5-70-220, dealing with record-keeping and reporting requirements for wine or beer shippers, to acknowledge that these procedures must now also be followed by internet wine retailers. In addition, the proposed amendments would conform the regulation to amendments made by the General Assembly to the wine and beer shipper’s license statute, changing the section number reference to its new designation and allowing non-brand owner applicants to obtain authorization for direct shipment of a brand of wine or beer from any wholesale distributor authorized to distribute the brand.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [000927]
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
4390 Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 05/01/2008.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Jeffrey L. Painter  / Legislative and Regulatory Coordinator
Address: Post Office Box 27491
Richmond, VA 23261
Email Address:
Phone: (804)213-4621    FAX: (804)213-4411    TDD: (804)213-4687