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ABC Tasting Events

In keeping with our mission to provide excellent customer service, Virginia ABC is proud to present tasting events at store locations across the state, allowing customers to sample select products before making a purchase. Each sample is limited to ½ ounce of distilled spirits, with a maximum of three samples per person, or up to a total of five ounces of wine. Please check back each week for new event postings.

About ABC Tasting Events

Shot glass with tasting sampleTastings began in ABC stores July 1, 2010. As provided by Senate Bill 26/House Bill 952, representatives of distilled spirits and wine companies are authorized to conduct tastings on ABC store premises. Vendors may choose up to three products to showcase at each tasting event, which can last no more than two hours. ABC store employees do not conduct tastings.

ABC projects that approximately 250 tasting events will be held each month at select store locations. During the first two years of tasting events, approximately 6,050 tastings were held at more than 200 ABC store locations. Tastings are mainly held on Fridays and Saturdays.

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As required by law, a person must be 21 years of age to participate in an ABC store tasting or to purchase alcoholic beverages.

Note: All scheduled ABC tasting events are subject to change or cancellation.

Wednesday, July 23 Tastings Schedule


City/Town Address Time Products
Virginia Beach 1612 Laskin Road 6-8 p.m. Hennessy VS    

Thursday, July 24 Tastings Schedule


City/Town Address Time Products
Richmond 4320-D S. Laburnum Ave. 6-8 p.m. Hennessy VS    
Virginia Beach 405 30th St. 3-5 p.m. Cruzan Aged Dark Cruzan Peach Cruzan Aged Light
Virginia Beach 405 30th St. 6-8 p.m. Hennessy VS    
Virginia Beach 1612 Laskin Road 6-8 p.m. Cruzan Aged Dark Cruzan Peach Cruzan Aged Light

Friday, July 25 Tastings Schedule


City/Town Address Time Products
Arlington 2955A S. Glebe Road 6-8 p.m. Exodo Peach    
Bailey's Crossroads 3556E S. Jefferson St. 6-8 p.m. Exodo Peach    
Centreville 14151 St. Germain Drive 6-8 p.m. Arta Silver Tequila    
Charlottesville 1902 Emmet St. 3-5 p.m. War Horn Whiskey    
Chesapeake 1103 S. Military Highway 6-8 p.m. Chicken Cock Cherry Bounce Whiskey Gen. Beauregard Dixie Black Pepper Vodka  
Chester 12629 Jefferson Davis Highway 6-8 p.m. Knob Creek Rye Pinnacle Salted Caramel Skinnygirl Sparkling Margarita
Dale City 4255 Cheshire Plaza 6-8 p.m. Exodo Peach    
Fairfax 11260 James Swart Circle 6-8 p.m. Dewar's White Label Dewar's Special Reserve Dewar's Highlander Honey
Glen Allen 10106 Brook Road 6-8 p.m. Jim Beam Single Barrel Red Stag Hardcore Cider Skinnygirl Meyer Lemon Vodka
Hampton 2400 Cunningham Drive 6-8 p.m. Pinnacle Cinnabon Red Stag Hardcore Cider Skinnygirl Meyer Lemon Vodka
Harrisonburg 2035 E. Market St. 6-8 p.m. War Horn Whiskey Virginia Sweetwater Moonshine  
Kingstowne 5926 Kingstowne Center 6-8 p.m. Knob Creek Rye Pinnacle Salted Caramel Skinnygirl Sparkling Margarita
McLean 1446 Chain Bridge Road 6-8 p.m. Van Gogh Double Espresso Vodka    
Midlothian 13113 Rittenhouse Drive 3-5 p.m. Tito's Handmade Vodka    
Midlothian 13113 Rittenhouse Drive 6-8 p.m. Jim Beam Single Barrel Red Stag Hardcore Cider Skinnygirl Meyer Lemon Vodka
Newport News 4909 W. Mercury Blvd. 6-8 p.m. Hornitos Lime Shot Jim Beam Kentucky Fire Pinnacle Cinnabon
Newport News 621 Stoney Creek Lane 6-8 p.m. Hornitos Lime Shot Jim Beam Kentucky Fire Pinnacle Cinnabon
Richmond 10 N. Thompson St. 3-5 p.m. Bacardi Superior Bacardi Gold Bacardi Oakheart Spiced Rum
Richmond 11108 Midlothian Turnpike 6-8 p.m. Hornitos Lime Shot Jim Beam Kentucky Fire Pinnacle Cinnabon
Richmond 3406 Pump Road 6-8 p.m. Bacardi Limon Bacardi Pineapple Fusion Rum Bacardi Mango Fusion
Richmond 4320-D S. Laburnum Ave. 6-8 p.m. Pinnacle Cinnabon Red Stag Hardcore Cider Skinnygirl Meyer Lemon Vodka
Richmond 9949 Hull St. 6-8 p.m. Hornitos Lime Shot Jim Beam Kentucky Fire Pinnacle Cinnabon
Roanoke 646 Brandon Ave. 6-8 p.m. Chicken Cock Cherry Bounce Whiskey Gen. Beauregard Dixie Black Pepper Vodka  
Springfield 6400 Springfield Plaza 6-8 p.m. New Amsterdam Vodka Shellback Silver Rum Camarena Silver Tequila
Virginia Beach 1612 Laskin Road 3-5 p.m. Pinnacle Cinnabon Red Stag Hardcore Cider Skinnygirl Meyer Lemon Vodka
Virginia Beach 1612 Laskin Road 6-8 p.m. Bacardi Limon Bacardi Pineapple Fusion Rum Bacardi Mango Fusion
Virginia Beach 2973 Shore Drive 3-5 p.m. Don Q Cristal Rum    
Virginia Beach 2973 Shore Drive 6-8 p.m. Cruzan Aged Dark Cruzan Peach Cruzan Aged Light
Virginia Beach 3333 Virginia Beach Blvd. 3-5 p.m. Exodo Peach    
Virginia Beach 3333 Virginia Beach Blvd. 6-8 p.m. Pinnacle Cinnabon Red Stag Hardcore Cider Skinnygirl Sweet'Arita
Virginia Beach 405 30th St. 3-5 p.m. Firefly Caramel Moonshine Firefly Apple Pie Mooneshine Firefly Peach Tea Vodka
Virginia Beach 405 30th St. 6-8 p.m. Van Gogh Double Espresso Vodka    
Virginia Beach 3312 Princess Anne Rd 3-5 p.m. VeeV Acai Liqueur    
Virginia Beach 1067 Independence Blvd. 6-8 p.m. Hornitos Lime Shot Jim Beam Kentucky Fire Pinnacle Cinnabon
Virginia Beach 1615 General Booth Blvd. 6-8 p.m. Hornitos Lime Shot Jim Beam Kentucky Fire Pinnacle Cinnabon
Virginia Beach 4334 Holland Road 6-8 p.m. Pinnacle Cinnabon Red Stag Hardcore Cider Skinnygirl Sweet'Arita
Woodbridge 4292 Merchants Plaza 6-8 p.m. Hennessy VS    

Saturday, July 26 Tastings Schedule


City/Town Address Time Products
Arlington 2955A S. Glebe Road 6-8 p.m. Tito's Handmade Vodka    
Charlottesville 1902 Emmet St. 12-2 p.m. War Horn Whiskey    
Charlottesville 1169 Emmet St. 3-5 p.m. War Horn Whiskey    
Charlottesville 325 Four Leaf Lane 6-8 p.m. Virginia Sweetwater Moonshine    
Chesapeake 1103 S. Military Highway 3-5 p.m. Bacardi Limon Bacardi Pineapple Fusion Rum Bacardi Mango Fusion
Dale City 4255 Cheshire Plaza 3-5 p.m. Hennessy VS    
Dale City 4255 Cheshire Plaza 6-8 p.m. Pinnacle Cinnabon Red Stag Hardcore Cider Skinnygirl Meyer Lemon Vodka
Hampton 2400 Cunningham Drive 6-8 p.m. Hornitos Lime Shot Jim Beam Kentucky Fire Pinnacle Cinnabon
McLean 1446 Chain Bridge Road 6-8 p.m. Chi-Chi's Gold Margarita Chi-Chi's Margarita  
Midlothian 13113 Rittenhouse Drive 6-8 p.m. Pinnacle Cinnabon Red Stag Hardcore Cider Skinnygirl Meyer Lemon Vodka
Newport News 621 Stoney Creek Lane 3-5 p.m. Hennessy VS    
Newport News 621 Stoney Creek Lane 6-8 p.m. New Amsterdam Vodka Shellback Silver Rum Camarena Silver Tequila
Richmond 4320-D S. Laburnum Ave. 3-5 p.m. Dewar's White Label Dewar's Special Reserve Dewar's Highlander Honey
Richmond 4320-D S. Laburnum Ave. 6-8 p.m. Hornitos Lime Shot Jim Beam Kentucky Fire Pinnacle Cinnabon
Richmond 10 N. Thompson St. 6-8 p.m. Chicken Cock Cherry Bounce Whiskey Gen. Beauregard Dixie Black Pepper Vodka  
Richmond 3406 Pump Road 6-8 p.m. Grey Goose Vodka Grey Goose Cherry Noir Grey Goose Le Melon
Springfield 6400 Springfield Plaza 6-8 p.m. Pinnacle Cinnabon Red Stag Hardcore Cider Skinnygirl Sweet'Arita
Stafford 356 Garrisonville Road 6-8 p.m. Don Q Cristal Rum    
Virginia Beach 405 30th St. 12-2 p.m. Cruzan Aged Dark Cruzan Peach Cruzan Aged Light
Virginia Beach 405 30th St. 3-5 p.m. Arta Silver Tequila    
Virginia Beach 405 30th St. 6-8 p.m. New Amsterdam Vodka Shellback Silver Rum Camarena Silver Tequila
Virginia Beach 1612 Laskin Road 3-5 p.m. Cruzan Aged Dark Cruzan Peach Cruzan Aged Light
Virginia Beach 1612 Laskin Road 6-8 p.m. Dewar's White Label Dewar's Special Reserve Dewar's Highlander Honey
Virginia Beach 2973 Shore Drive 3-5 p.m. Cruzan Aged Dark Cruzan Peach Cruzan Aged Light
Virginia Beach 2973 Shore Drive 6-8 p.m. Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka Firefly Skinny Tea Firefly Raspberry Tea Vodka
Virginia Beach 3333 Virginia Beach Blvd. 3-5 p.m. Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka Firefly Skinny Tea Firefly Raspberry Tea Vodka
Virginia Beach 3333 Virginia Beach Blvd. 6-8 p.m. Pinnacle Cinnabon Red Stag Hardcore Cider Skinnygirl Meyer Lemon Vodka
Virginia Beach 1067 Independence Blvd. 6-8 p.m. Chicken Cock Cherry Bounce Whiskey Gen. Beauregard Dixie Black Pepper Vodka  
Virginia Beach 1615 General Booth Blvd. 6-8 p.m. Cruzan Aged Dark Cruzan Peach Cruzan Aged Light
Virginia Beach 4334 Holland Road 6-8 p.m. Chicken Cock Cherry Bounce Whiskey Gen.Beauregard Dixie Black Pepper Vodka  
Warrenton 175 Lee Highway 6-8 p.m. Don Q Cristal Rum    
Woodbridge 4292 Merchants Plaza 6-8 p.m. Hornitos Lime Shot Jim Beam Kentucky Fire Pinnacle Cinnabon
Yorktown 209 Village Ave. 6-8 p.m. Knob Creek Rye Pinnacle Salted Caramel Skinnygirl Sparkling Margarita

Thursday, July 31 Tastings Schedule


City/Town Address Time Products
Virginia Beach 1612 Laskin Road 6-8 p.m. Chi-Chi's Gold Margarita Chi-Chi's Margarita  
Virginia Beach 405 30th St. 6-8 p.m. Hennessy VS    

 

 

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