Virginia OKs spirits tasting events

The Commonwealth of Virginia has done away with its decades-old ban on liquor tastings at ABC stores.

Gov. Bob McDonnell has signed legislation sponsored by Delegate S. Chris Jones allowing adult consumers to sample up to three separate half-ounce servings of spirits in any one calendar day at a scheduled tasting event.

Previously, only beer and wine tastings were legal in Virginia.

Thirty-one states now allow spirits tastings at off-premises establishments, while 43 allow some form of spirits tastings.

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