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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.

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    

Friday, August 1 Tastings Schedule


City/Town Address Time Products
Arlington 881 N. Quincy St. 6-8 p.m. Avion Expresso Malibu Orange Float  
Arlington 2955A S. Glebe Road 6-8 p.m. Caorunn Scottish Gin Phraya Rum Old Pulteney
Ashburn 43150 Broadlands Center Plaza 6-8 p.m. Night Life Coffee Liqueur    
Bailey's Crossroads 3556E S. Jefferson St. 6-8 p.m. Don Q Cristal Rum    
Chesapeake 1103 S. Military Highway 6-8 p.m. Skyy Infusions Vanilla Bean Skyy Infusions Georgia Peach Aperol
Dale City 4255 Cheshire Plaza 6-8 p.m. Skyy Infusions Vanilla Bean Skyy Infusions Georgia Peach Aperol
Fairfax 12965 Fair Lakes Shopping Center 6-8 p.m. Dewar's Highlander Honey Dewar's White Label Dewar's Special Reserve
Fredericksburg 1416 Carl D. Silver Parkway 6-8 p.m. Skyy Infusions Vanilla Bean Skyy Infusions Georgia Peach Aperol
Manassas 8095 Sudley Road 6-8 p.m. Don Q Cristal Rum    
McLean 1446 Chain Bridge Road 6-8 p.m. Caorunn Scottish Gin Phraya Rum Old Pulteney
Midlothian 13113 Rittenhouse Drive 6-8 p.m. Cruzan Black Cherry Rum Jim Beam Honey Pinnacle Tropical Punch
Richmond 3100-A W. Broad St. 3-5 p.m. Stolichnaya Blueberry Vodka Stolichnaya Ohranj Stolichnaya Razberi Vodka
Richmond 10 N. Thompson St. 3-5 p.m. Belle Isle Premium Moonshine    
Richmond 10 N. Thompson St. 6-8 p.m. Bacardi Superior Bacardi Gold Bacardi Oakheart Spiced Rum
Richmond 2026 E. Main St. 6-8 p.m. Skyy Infusions Vanilla Bean Skyy Infusions Georgia Peach Aperol
Richmond 4320-D S. Laburnum Ave. 3-5 p.m. Don Q Cristal Rum    
Richmond 4320-D S. Laburnum Ave. 6-8 p.m. Skyy Infusions Vanilla Bean Skyy Infusions Georgia Peach Aperol
Richmond 5722 Hopkins Road 6-8 p.m. Hennessy Black    
Richmond 3406 Pump Road 6-8 p.m. Jim Beam Kentucky Fire Skinnygirl Sweet'Arita Pinnacle Pineapple
Richmond 11108 Midlothian Turnpike 6-8 p.m. Skyy Infusions Vanilla Bean Skyy Infusions Georgia Peach Aperol
Springfield 8428 Old Keene Mill Road 6-8 p.m. Caorunn Scottish Gin Phraya Rum Old Pulteney
Strasburg 786 Shopping Center Road 6-8 p.m. Night Life Coffee Liqueur    
Virginia Beach 869 Lynnhaven Parkway 6-8 p.m. Jim Beam Kentucky Fire Sauza 901 Silver Pinnacle Peach
Virginia Beach 2973 Shore Drive 6-8 p.m. Cruzan Aged Dark Cruzan Peach Cruzan Aged Light
Virginia Beach 1615 General Booth Blvd. 6-8 p.m. Tequila Rose PET Tarantula Azul  
Virginia Beach 4334 Holland Road 3-5 p.m. Sobieski Vodka Sobieski Vodka  
Virginia Beach 4334 Holland Road 6-8 p.m. Tequila Rose PET Tarantula Azul  
Virginia Beach 405 30th St. 6-8 p.m. 360 Vodka Tequila Rose PET Tarantula Azul
Virginia Beach 1612 Laskin Road 3-5 p.m. Tequila Rose PET Tarantula Azul  
Virginia Beach 1612 Laskin Road 6-8 p.m. Cruzan Aged Dark Cruzan Peach Cruzan Aged Light
Virginia Beach 3333 Virginia Beach Blvd. 6-8 p.m. Caorunn Scottish Gin Phraya Rum  
Virginia Beach 1067 Independence Blvd. 6-8 p.m. Skyy Infusions Vanilla Bean Skyy Infusions Georgia Peach Aperol
Virginia Beach 5832 Northampton Blvd. 6-8 p.m. Revel Stoke Roasted Pecan    

Saturday, August 2 Tastings Schedule


City/Town Address Time Products
Arlington 2955A S. Glebe Road 6-8 p.m. VeeV Acai Liqueur    
Chantilly 13944 Lee Jackson Highway, Rt. 50 6-8 p.m. Avion Expresso Malibu Orange Float  
Chesapeake 1103 S. Military Highway 3-5 p.m. Dewar's Highlander Honey Dewar's White Label Dewar's Special Reserve
Chesapeake 1103 S. Military Highway 6-8 p.m. Don Q Cristal Rum    
Dumfries 4108 Fortuna Center Plaza 6-8 p.m. Hennessy Black    
Falls Church 8105 Lee Highway 3-5 p.m. Smirnoff 80    
Fredericksburg 4185 Plank Road 6-8 p.m. Skyy Infusions Vanilla Bean Skyy Infusions Georgia Peach Aperol
Hampton 2400 Cunningham Drive 3-5 p.m. New Amsterdam Vodka Shellback Silver Rum New Amsterdam Pineapple Vodka
Hampton 2400 Cunningham Drive 6-8 p.m. Skyy Infusions Vanilla Bean Skyy Infusions Georgia Peach Aperol
Henrico 3816 Mechanicsville Turnpike 3-5 p.m. Hennessy Black    
Leesburg 210 Fort Evans Road N.E. 6-8 p.m. Jim Beam Kentucky Fire Skinnygirl Sweet'Arita Pinnacle Pineapple
Manassas 8095 Sudley Road 3-5 p.m. Hennessy Black    
Manassas 8095 Sudley Road 6-8 p.m. Grey Goose Vodka Grey Goose Cherry Noir Grey Goose Le Melon
Midlothian 13113 Rittenhouse Drive 6-8 p.m. Cruzan Black Cherry Rum Jim Beam Devil's Cut Pinnacle Tropical Punch
Mount Jackson 5814 Main St. 3-5 p.m. Night Life Coffee Liqueur    
Newport News 621 Stoney Creek Lane 6-8 p.m. Stolichnaya Blueberry Vodka Stolichnaya Ohranj Stolichnaya Razberi Vodka
Richmond 4320-D S. Laburnum Ave. 6-8 p.m. Hennessy Black    
Richmond 5722 Hopkins Road 6-8 p.m. Sobieski Vodka Sobieski Vodka  
Richmond 7036 Forest Hill Ave. 6-8 p.m. Sobieski Vodka Sobieski Vodka  
Richmond 11108 Midlothian Turnpike 6-8 p.m. Bacardi Limon Bacardi Pineapple Fusion Rum Bacardi Mango Fusion
Springfield 6400 Springfield Plaza 6-8 p.m. Jim Beam Kentucky Fire Sauza 901 Silver Pinnacle Peach
Sterling 46930 Cedar Lakes Plaza 3-5 p.m. Night Life Coffee Liqueur    
Vienna 436 E. Maple Ave. 6-8 p.m. Smirnoff 80    
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. 360 Vodka Tequila Rose PET  
Virginia Beach 1615 General Booth Blvd. 6-8 p.m. Sobieski Vodka Sobieski Vodka  
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. Don Q Cristal Rum    
Virginia Beach 405 30th St. 6-8 p.m. Skyy Infusions Vanilla Bean Skyy Infusions Georgia Peach Aperol
Virginia Beach 1612 Laskin Road 3-5 p.m. Revel Stoke Roasted Pecan    
Virginia Beach 1612 Laskin Road 6-8 p.m. Cruzan Aged Dark Cruzan Peach Cruzan Aged Light
Virginia Beach 3333 Virginia Beach Blvd. 3-5 p.m. Don Q Cristal Rum    
Virginia Beach 3333 Virginia Beach Blvd. 6-8 p.m. 360 Vodka Tequila Rose PET Tarantula Azul
Virginia Beach 1067 Independence Blvd. 3-5 p.m. Apocalypto Reposado Tequila    
Virginia Beach 1067 Independence Blvd. 6-8 p.m. 360 Vodka Tequila Rose PET Tarantula Azul
Williamsburg 4640-3 Monticello Ave. 6-8 p.m. Smirnoff 80    

Sunday, August 3 Tastings Schedule


City/Town Address Time Products
Virginia Beach 1612 Laskin Road 3-5 p.m. Captain Morgan White    

Monday, August 4 Tastings Schedule


City/Town Address Time Products
Alexandria 901 N. Saint Asaph St. 12-2 p.m. Belle Isle Premium Moonshine    
Arlington 881 N. Quincy St. 3-5 p.m. Belle Isle Premium Moonshine    
Virginia Beach 1612 Laskin Road 3-5 p.m. Skyy Infusions Vanilla Bean Skyy Infusions Georgia Peach Aperol

Wednesday, August 6 Tastings Schedule


City/Town Address Time Products
Alexandria 901 N. Saint Asaph St. 3-5 p.m. Belle Isle Premium Moonshine    
McLean 1446 Chain Bridge Road 12-2 p.m. Belle Isle Premium Moonshine    

Thursday, August 7 Tastings Schedule


City/Town Address Time Products
Charlottesville 1902 Emmet St. 3-5 p.m. Belle Isle Premium Moonshine    
Newport News 619 Pilot House Drive 6-8 p.m. Captain Morgan White    

 

 

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