SECTION 1Chapter 138 of the general laws is hereby amended by adding the following new section, Section 25G:
Section 25G Instructional Winemaking Facility License.
The holder of this license shall be entitled, subject to rules and regulations, to instruct persons in and provide them with the opportunity to participate directly in the process of winemaking while in the process of instruction on the premises of the facility. The holder of this license also shall be entitled to manufacture wine on the premises not in excess of an amount of 10% of the wine produced annually on the premises of the facility, which shall be used only to replace quantities lost or discarded during the winemaking process, to maintain a warehouse, and to offer samples produced by persons who have received instruction in winemaking on the premises by the licensee for sampling purposes only on the licensed premises for the purpose of promoting winemaking for personal or household use or consumption. Wine produced on the premises of an instructional winemaking facility shall be used, consumed or disposed of on the facility’s premises or distributed from the facility’s premises to a person who has participated directly in the process of winemaking for the person’s personal or household use or consumption. The holder of this license may sell mercantile items traditionally associated with winemaking and novelty wearing apparel identified with the name of the establishment licensed under the provisions of this section. The holder of this license may use the licensed premises for an event or affair, including an event or affair at which a plenary retail consumption licensee serves alcoholic beverages in compliance with all applicable statutes and regulations promulgated by the director. The fee for this license shall be all applicable statutes and regulations promulgated by the director. The fee for this license shall be $1,000. For the purposes of this subsection, “sampling” means the gratuitous offering of an open container not exceeding one and one-half ounces of any wine.
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