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Article - Alcoholic Beverages




§2–133.

    (a)    There is a winery off–site permit.

    (b)    The Comptroller may issue the permit to a Class 4 limited winery that meets the requirements of this section.

    (c)    During an event listed in subsection (e) of this section, the permit holder may:

        (1)    provide to a consumer a sample of wine that:

            (i)    has been produced by the permit holder; and

            (ii)    does not exceed 1 fluid ounce for each offering;

        (2)    sell to a consumer wine that has been produced by the permit holder for off–premises consumption; and

        (3)    except for a farmers’ market listed in subsection (e) of this section, sell to a consumer wine that is produced by the permit holder for on– and off–premises consumption.

    (d)    While selling wine or providing samples of wine at a farmers’ market as provided in subsection (e)(5) of this section, the permit holder shall have an agent present who is certified by an approved alcohol awareness program.

    (e)    The permit may be used only:

        (1)    at the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair;

        (2)    at the Harford County Farm Fair;

        (3)    1 night each week from June through November at the North Beach Friday Night Farmers’ Market;

        (4)    at an event that has as its major purpose an activity:

            (i)    that is other than the sale and promotion of alcoholic beverages; and

            (ii)    for which the participation of a winery is a subordinate activity;

        (5)    at a farmers’ market that is listed on the Farmers’ Market Directory of the Maryland Department of Agriculture; and

        (6)    at a nonprofit beer, wine, and liquor festival that:

            (i)    has as its primary purpose the promotion of Maryland beer, wine, and liquor; and

            (ii)    is authorized by the Comptroller under § 2–131 of this subtitle.

    (f)    Each calendar year, a permit holder may participate in no more than:

        (1)    32 events described in subsection (e)(4) of this section or nonprofit beer, wine, and liquor festivals described in § 2–131 of this subtitle statewide; and

        (2)    nine events at any single venue.

    (g)    (1)    (i)    The permit holder shall notify the Comptroller of the permit holder’s intention to attend an off–site event within a time period that the Comptroller determines.

            (ii)    The notice shall be on a form that the Comptroller provides.

        (2)    The Comptroller may adopt regulations to require the permit holder to notify the board of license commissioners in the county where the event is being held of the permit holder’s intention to attend an off–site event.

    (h)    The permit is valid for 1 year.

    (i)    A person shall submit the application for the permit to the Comptroller on a form the Comptroller provides.

    (j)    The permit fee is $100.



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