“Let’s Have a Tasting” – It’s Easier Said than Done


Historically, tobacco has been the cash crop of North Carolina. But recently, grapes and hops have become an important part of the state’s evolving economy.

Consider this from The N.C. Department of Commerce and the N.C. Brewers Guild:

• N.C. is home to more than 100 wineries and 400 vineyards

• The state ranks 9th in wine and grape production in America

• The wine industry creates an annual economic impact of $813 million while supporting 5,700 jobs

• There are more craft breweries in N.C. than any other state in the South

• N.C. is home to 21 brewpubs and 28 production breweries

As the beer and wine industries grow, so does the competition. Wineries and brewers are looking for new ways to market, advertise and promote their products. One of the most popular ways to spread the word is to hold a beer or wine tasting.

But, before you start making plans for one, be aware that such tastings are heavily regulated by North Carolina law. Among the requirements for holding a beer or wine tasting...

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