This information page can help you get started in learning about some of the laws and registration requirements that may apply to your experiences on Vinera Hub.Please understand that this information page is general, not comprehensive, and is not legal advice.
These pages are intended to give you an idea of the types of rules that may apply to your experiences and to help you understand some of the things to consider in relation to your experience.
Different countries, states, and cities have different licensing requirements and rules and it is your responsibility as a host to make sure you comply with local laws and regulations. These pages are not intended to be an explanation of the specific rules that apply in your jurisdiction, or your particular situation, nor are these pages a substitute to seeking legal advice. If you are unsure about how local laws or this information may apply to you or your experiences, we encourage you to check with official sources or seek legal advice.
Please note that we don’t update this information in real time, so you should confirm that the laws or procedures have not changed recently.*
We encourage you to please keep your safety, and that of your guests, front of mind.
Safe experiences do not involve providing alcohol to a guest:
We want to remind you that in most jurisdictions, the sale of alcohol to, or consumption of alcohol by, those under the minimum drinking age is punishable by fines and criminal penalties.
To sell alcohol to your guests, you generally either need a license or you need to hire a caterer licensed to sell alcohol. Note that, for a variety of reasons, licenses are not generally available to sell alcohol at a private residence. Selling alcohol includes situations where:
Here are some additional things to think about before hosting an experience involving alcohol:
You generally would not require a license to host an experience involving wine being served by a licensed venue or caterer, although hosting a wine tour of a number of licensed premises may require a permit or license in some jurisdictions.
If your experience involves the consumption, sale, or distribution of alcohol in a public venue or place, including on public lands or in parks, there are likely to be additional regulations, restrictions, or prohibitions that you should consider before offering your experience.
If you are unsure about anything relating to your experience, we encourage you to check with your local alcohol regulator, or speak to a lawyer, to discuss your experience and confirm your experience complies with local laws, including health, tax, and insurance requirements.
* Please note that Vinera Hub has no control over the conduct of hosts and disclaims all liability. Failure of hosts to satisfy their responsibilities may result in suspension of activity or removal from the Vinera Hub website.
Vinera Hub is not responsible for the reliability or correctness of the information contained in any links to third party sites (including any links to legislation and regulations).