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Virginia ABC COO Travis Hill on stage at a Richmond Times Dispatch event.

Virginia ABC Participates in the Beer, Wine and Spirits Forum

Virginia ABC COO Travis Hill recently participated in a forum discussing the spirits, wine and beer industries in Virginia. The forum, hosted by the Richmond Times-Dispatch and attended by more than 100, was held at the Virginia Historical Society and moderated by RTD Dish columnist Karri Peifer. Hill was joined on the panel by Alexander Morgan from James River Cellars Winery, Reservoir Distillery co-owner Dave Cuttino, Buskey Cider owner Will Correll, An Bui from Mekong Restaurant and Bar and RTD wine and spirits columnist Jack Berninger. The panel discussed many topics, including industry sales trends, state regulations, the local sourcing of materials and the impact of the environment on business.

Virginia ABC interaction with licensees and distillery stores was a frequent topic among the panelists. “ABC has done a great job of getting behind distilleries’ efforts to offer tastings,” said Reservoir’s Dave Cuttino. An Bui, whose Mekong has twice been voted the greatest American beer bar, praised the ease of cooperation between his restaurant and ABC. “ABC has been very helpful with its online label approval process,” he said.

Learn more about industry resources for beer, wine and cider and industry resources for spirits.

ABC special agents in briefing

Understanding Virginia's Alcohol Laws

Laws and cultural traditions surrounding alcohol differ throughout the world. In an effort to familiarize those who come to Virginia from other countries with the commonwealth’s alcohol laws, Virginia ABC is working with organizations such as the Substance Abuse Free Environment, Inc. Latino Coalition to help students in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes in Chesterfield County understand rules related to purchasing and consuming alcoholic beverages.
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Virginians Helping Virginians

Brutal storms have swept through the commonwealth in 2016 causing extensive damage and major flooding. Many Virginians have been displaced and are in need of assistance. Virginia ABC is partnering with the Department of Emergency Management to collect donations to help citizens recover from these crisis situations. In addition to being able to donate online, customers may give to Virginia's Disaster Relief Fund at an ABC store.

Annual Reports

Fiscal year 2016 marked Virginia ABC’s 18th consecutive record-breaking year in sales and profits.

View Virginia ABC's annual reports (PDF).

ABC Board

Virginia ABC is governed by a three-person Board consisting of a chairperson and two commissioners.

Meet the Board.

Virginia ABC works to ensure that adults of legal drinking age who choose to responsibly consume alcohol can do so in a safe environment that complies with the laws and regulations of the Commonwealth of Virginia.