Latest News from the Liquor Control Division
- Alternate Case Configuration - (October 26, 2018)
- Effective Separation - Guidance Statement - (October 23, 2018)
- Extension of Delivery Approval for Connecticut Wholesalers - (October 23, 2018)
- Permits Need to be Recorded with Town Clerks Reminder - (October 23, 2018)
- Declaratory Ruling Regarding Delivery of Alcoholic Beverages to Consumers by Holders of Off-Premises Retail Permits - (May 1, 2018)
- Declaratory Ruling - Hotel Convenience Centers - (April 23, 2018)
- Termination or Diminishment of Distributorship Rights - (September 20, 2017)
- Depletion Allowance - (November 10, 2016)
- Extension of Delivery Approval - (November 10, 2016)
- Extension of Delivery Approval - (October 11, 2016)
- Extension of Delivery Approval - (August 3, 2016)
- Selling Draught Beer at On-Premises Permit Types for Off-Premises Consumption - (August 3, 2016)
- Extension of Delivery for CT Wholesalers - (May 26, 2016)
- Food as Component of Wine Tastings/ATMs in Package Stores - (April 20, 2016)
- Consumer Samplings as Marketing Tool - (April 20, 2016)
- Extension of Delivery for CT Wholesalers - (March 29, 2016)
- Extension of Delivery for CT Wholesalers - (March 22, 2016)
- Liquor Control Commission March 17, 2016 - Meeting Start Time Change -- (March 14, 2016)
- Liquor Control Commission—Change in March 1, 2016 Start Time -- (February 29, 2016)
- Department Announces Discontinuation of UNIMERC - February 17, 2016
- Liquor Control Commission—Change in January 28, 2016 Start Time -- (January 22, 2016)
- Schedule of Public Meetings of the Liquor Control Commission for Calendar year 2016 (December 28, 2015)
- Liquor Control Commission—Change in November 19, 2015 Start Time -- (November 18, 2015)
- Department Advisory on Extension of Delivery for Products Ordered Through November 30, 2015 -- (October 27, 2015)
- Public Act 15-206 -- An Act Regulating Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems and Vapor Systems" and How It Impacts Liquor Establishments (October 19, 2015)
- Age of Employment (September 28, 2015)
- Selling of Draught Beer at Certain On-Premises Permit Types is Allowed for Off-Premises Consumption (August 5, 2015)
Liquor Control Commission -- Change in Upcoming Meeting Start Time (April 30, 2015)
Policy on Consumer Samplings as a Marketing Tool (April 21, 2015)
Statement on Mail-in Rebates (October 2014)
Statement on Objections to Removal of Permit Application (September 2014)
Clarification: Business Meals and Entertainment (June 2014)
Wine Tastings at Package Stores - Policy Clarification (September 2013)
Rules for Discounted Items: Connecticut General Statutes Section 30-68m, as amended by Public Act 12-17, allows the holder of a package store permit, grocery store beer permit, or druggist liquor permit to sell one beer item or one item of alcoholic liquor below cost each month, provided that item is not discounted more than 10%. (To view current discounts, see bulleted items, above.)
“Cost” for alcoholic liquor equals the posted bottle price from the wholesaler, plus any charge for shipping or delivery to the retailer’s place of business paid by the retailer. Most wholesalers include the delivery or shipping charge in the posted bottle price, but some do not. If you are unsure, consult with your wholesaler.
“Cost” for beer equals the lowest posted price during the month in which the retailer is selling, plus any charge for shipping or delivery to the retailer’s place of business paid by the retailer. Most wholesalers include the delivery or shipping charge in the posted bottle price, but some may not. If you are unsure, consult with your wholesaler.
Retailers who choose to discount one beer item or alcoholic liquor product must use the DCP online electronic posting system, Liquor Monthly Discounted Items for Retailers.
If you are a permittee and need to create an account, and would like some assistance, please select this link for video instruction. Follow the screen prompts to post your item. Post only one discounted price per month, after the 20th day of the preceding month and before the end of the 2nd day of the month in which the discounted price will be in effect.
Do not send postings of discounted items to the Department of Consumer Protection by regular mail or by facsimile as they will not be accepted. You must use the online posting system.