2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 33 - INTOXICATING LIQUORS
Section 33:1-12d - Terms, conditions relative to consumer wine, beer and spirits tasting events and samplings.


NJ Rev Stat § 33:1-12d (2013) What's This?

33:1-12d Terms, conditions relative to consumer wine, beer and spirits tasting events and samplings.

3.The following terms and conditions shall apply to consumer wine, beer, and spirits tasting events and samplings conducted by or on the premises of the holder of a plenary retail consumption license or plenary retail distribution license:

a.Samples shall not be offered to, or allowed to be consumed by, any person under the legal age for consuming alcoholic beverages or an intoxicated person;

b.Tasting events and samplings shall not be conducted when the sale of alcoholic beverages is otherwise prohibited;

c.Tasting events and samplings shall be confined to the licensed premises;

d.In any one calendar day, each consumer shall be limited to no more than four one-and-one-half ounce samples of wine, four three ounce samples of beer, or three one-half ounce samples of spirits;

e.Any supplier, manufacturer, importer, wholesaler, solicitor, or an authorized representative licensed or permitted by the division may participate in, assist with, and promote consumer wine, beer, and spirits tasting events up to two times per month at the licensed premises, but samples shall not be served by any employee of a wholesaler. A solicitor employed by a supplier, manufacturer or importer who holds a wholesale license, or an authorized representative licensed or permitted by the division, may serve samples at a tasting event;

f.Wine, beer, and spirits used in tasting events and samplings shall be owned by the plenary retail consumption or plenary retail distribution licensee;

g.Tasting events may be advertised in any type of media, including, but not limited to, print, radio, television, Internet, and signs, and these advertisements may include the date, time, and location of the event, such as the name and address of the licensed premises and other information regarding the event; and

h.A supplier, manufacturer, importer, wholesaler, solicitor, or authorized representative licensed or permitted by the division may provide the licensee upon whose premises the tasting event will be held with permissible advertising and promotional materials for use at the event and permissible consumer novelties for distribution to the consumer attending the event.

Notwithstanding any other penalty that may be lawfully imposed, a person who violates subsections a. through h. of this section shall be fined an amount to be established by the director.

L.2009, c.216, s.3.


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