Vol. 27 Iss. 12 - February 14, 2011

Chapter 50
Final Regulation

Title of Regulation: 3VAC5-50. Retail Operations (adding 3VAC5-50-230).

Statutory Authority: § 4.1-210 of the Code of Virginia.

Effective Date: March 16, 2011.

Agency Contact: W. Curtis Coleburn III, Chief Operating Officer, Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, 2901 Hermitage Road, Richmond, VA 23220, telephone (804) 213-4409, FAX (804) 213-4411, TTY (804) 213-4687, or email


Chapter 172 of the 2008 Acts of Assembly amended the provisions of subdivision A 12 of § 4.1-210 of the Code of Virginia, adding "dessert wines as defined by Board regulation" to the types of alcoholic beverages that may be sold and served by holders of limited mixed beverage restaurant licenses. This action creates a new section, defining "dessert wines" for the purposes of the act. No changes were made to the regulation since publication of the proposed regulation.

Summary of Public Comments and Agency's Response: No public comments were received by the promulgating agency.

3VAC5-50-230. Dessert wines.

For the purposes of § 4.1-210 A 12 of the Code of Virginia, "dessert wines" shall mean any wine having an alcohol content of more than 14% by volume, any wine whose label contains a statement that it contains more than 2.0% residual sugar, or any wine described on its label as a "dessert," "late harvest," or "ice" wine.

VA.R. Doc. No. R09-1605; Filed February 2, 2011, 11:28 a.m.