Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Section 12 of chapter 138 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 1988 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following paragraph:-
A common victualler, who holds a license pursuant to this section may provide on premise sample wine tastings; provided, however, that said licensee does not solicit orders for wine for off premises consumption; and provided, further, that any such wine tasting shall be limited to one ounce per serving and that food shall be served in conjunction with such wine tasting.
SECTION 2. The second paragraph of section 15 of said chapter 138, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out the fourth sentence and inserting in place thereof the following two sentences:- Any such licensee may provide, without charge, on premises sample wine tastings for prospective customers of wine available for sale on such premises; provided, however, that no single serving may exceed one ounce. Any licensee who holds a license according to the provisions of this section may also conduct on premise sample wine tasting in restaurants and function rooms licensed under the provisions of section twelve; provided, however, that the holder of a license pursuant to this section does not solicit orders for off premise consumption; provided, further, that the holder of the license issued pursuant to the provisions of section twelve shall control the dispensing of wine samples on his premises; and provided, further that food shall be served in conjunction with such wine tasting conducted on the premises of the holder of a license issued pursuant to said section twelve.