What Defines a “Gourmet Shop?”

The definition of a Gourmet Shop is a retail location that has a Wine & Beer Off-Premises license and sells substantial inventory of gourmet foods (to include cheeses) in addition to domestic & imported wines & beers.

  • Can sell wine & beer (including growlers) in closed containers
    for off-premises consumption
  • Must meet a minimum of $1,000 per month in gourmet food
    sales & inventory
  • Wine & beer samples authorized in designated areas on the
    licensed premises for featuring & education
  • Samples of wine – maximum 2 ounces
  • Samples of beer – maximum 4 ounces
  • Licensed Wineries, Farm Wineries, Breweries, & Wholesalers
    may hold tastings at a Gourmet Shop if given consent
Gourmet Shop Alcohol License

Contact us and we’ll be happy to get you a Gourmet Shop alcohol license for a low-flat fee. 1-800-785-0161

  • Complete the Gourmet Shop Application on our website
  • Provide an overview of rules and regulations
  • Review monthly requirements of Gourmet Shop license reports

*Disclaimer: This article and its contents represent the opinions of the author only and is not intended to convey or constitute legal advice. ABC Consulting is a private consulting firm, in no way do we represent the VA ABC Authority. You should not act upon any such information without seeking qualified professional advice, based upon your situation.

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