Alcohol

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Forms to Wholesale Beer or Wine

Download the application  forms to fill out. Most of them can be filled out on-screen by clicking on areas and typing. Print out and mail in with the appropriate fees.  All of them use the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software.  If you get a "Bad Encrypt Dictionary" error, download a more current version of Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Wholesale Beer or Wine to Stores or Restaurants

A Wholesale Dealer License  allows for the distribution of malt/vinous beverages to First and Second Class Licensees.  In addition a Solicitor's License is required to solicit orders for beer and wine.

 

Education for Manufacturer's License

Education is a vital part of the mission of the Vermont Department of Liquor Control.  The Education Division helps bring training and seminars to consumers, businessmen, teenagers, parents, bartenders, store owners, and anyone else who needs to know about how to make sure alcohol is only used in safe and legal ways.

Training Materials for Manufacturer's License

The Department of Liquor Control allows businesses to take a train the trainer approach to training employees within a business.  A certified member of the staff may train other employees on the rules and regulations around selling and serving alcohol and tobacco.  These in-house certifications are not transferrable and employees must be recertified if they work for another employer.    The In-House Training Kit includes all relevant materials and the mandatory DLC video for selling or serving alcohol.  Training materials for other circumstances are listed below.   The

Information for Direct Shippers of Malt and Wine

Direct Ship licenses allow winieries and breweries to ship directly to consumers or in the case of vinous products to ship directly to retail establishments through common carriers. However, both of these licenses have limits on how much wine can be sent directly to the consumer or retailer.

How to Apply for a Manufacturer's License

This license is obtained by downloading the Application for License to Manufacture or Rectify Malt, Vinous, or Spirituous Beverages.  Complete and submit the application to the Department of Liquor Control.   You will be contacted by a DLC Licensing Investigator.  The Investigator will request copies of your articles of incorporation or LLC.  If you're licensing as an individual, you do not need to produce articles of incorporation or LLC. 

All applicants will need to produce a copy of the following as well:

Manufacture Beer, Wine or Spirits

In order to produce and sell wine, malt, or distilled spirits in Vermont you will first need to start at the federal level.  Contact the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) and apply for the necessary approvals and permits.  This can be a lengthy procedure and the DLC recommends that you start your federal application process at least 90 days in advance of your planned start of operations.  Once the federal approvals and permits have been secured, you can apply for your Vermont Bottler's License for Malt, Vinous, or Spirituous Be

Education for Second Class License

Education is a vital part of the mission of the Vermont Department of Liquor Control.  The Education Division helps bring training and seminars to consumers, businessmen, teenagers, parents, bartenders, store owners, and anyone else who needs to know about how to make sure alcohol is only used in safe and legal ways.

Training Materials for Second Class License

The Department of Liquor Control allows businesses to take a train the trainer approach to training employees within a business.  A certified member of the staff may train other employees on the rules and regulations around selling and serving alcohol and tobacco.  These in-house certifications are not transferrable and employees must be recertified if they work for another employer.    The In-House Training Kit includes all relevant materials and the mandatory DLC video for selling or serving alcohol.  Training materials for other circumstances are listed below.   The

How to Apply for a Second Class License

This license is obtained by downloading the Second Class License application form and filling it in its entirety and submitting the application to the Town/City Clerk of the intended location with the appropriate fees.  At the next duly warned meeting of the local licensing control commission, the application will be taken up for consideration.

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