About Ohio

  • Franchise State
  • All alcoholic beverages are COD
  • Assigned territories for distribution, no duals allowed
  • No discounts allowed
  • 40+ distributors of wine, most offer statewide service
  • Wine and Beer sold in multiple channels of distribution including independent retail, chain food stores, drug stores, convenient stores, gas stations
  • Modified Control State: Division of Liquor Control controls pricing, availability and warehousing of High Proof Spirits
  • High Proof Spirits sold only in 450 state licensed, privately owned “Agency Stores”
  • Agency Stores may also sell beer and wine
  • More than 100 wineries in Ohio
  • Ohio’s laws promote Choice and Competition
    • 22,000 retail permit holders
    • 11.5 million people