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Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control

Our mission is to protect the public welfare and interest by regulating the alcoholic beverage industry through licensing, education and the enforcement of alcohol laws and regulations, as well as combating youth access to alcoholic beverages and
tobacco products in the Commonwealth. 


Many people enjoy a romantic dinner with a glass of wine to celebrate Valentine’s Day.  In some cases, patrons may not be able to finish an entire bottle of wine with their dinner. Be aware that there is a way for customers to take their wine home with them.

A restaurant patron may take home a partially consumed bottle of wine from the premises under the following circumstances: (KRS 243.115, 243.117)

  1. The wine is ordered with a meal.
  2. The bottle is securely resealed by the restaurant licensee and bagged.
  3. Licensee provides a dated sales receipt of the wine and dinner purchase.
  4. Customer secures the bagged wine in a locked glove box, trunk or other area that is not a passenger area.   

 Please Note: Kentucky cities and counties that have passed local ordinances prohibiting alcohol sales on election day are listed here.