• Quantity and portion size of drinks.
• Server training.
• Educational qualifications or certification.
• Hours of operation.
• Preventing minor consumption.
• Proximity to churches and schools.
• Liability insurance.
All that information will help staff and the liquor commission "decide if something is truly educational," Nina McDermott, director of compliance, licensing enforcement, told the board during its monthly meeting in Salt Lake City.
Until the rules are adopted, probably in a month or two, all future education permits are on hold.
"We won't consider any new applicants until we adopt the new rules," said Board Chairman David Gladwell.
The topic of educational permits also came up last week at the UDABC's Advisory Board meeting, made of up restaurant and bar owners. During the meeting, Chairman Fred Boutwell, with Gastronomy, said businesses with educational permits should be required to follow the same alcohol laws as restaurants and bars, which face stiff fines for mistakes.
We want to make sure, he said, they're not using the educational permits "in lieu of a retail license."
Owners of the painting and wine studios that seemed to prompt the discussion welcome more specific written rules to a point.
"More guidance would be nice, but if they make it too restrictive, it won't be helpful," said Candice Vasher, co-owner of Painting with a Twist, a painting studio that also offers wine education during some classes. Vasher said she opened the Murray painting studio about three years ago, but since obtaining an educational liquor permit in 2013, the business has taken off.
"Being able to sell wine," she said, "is huge."