WVC 60 - 8 - 28
PART III. WINE DISTRIBUTION.
§60-8-28. Wine brand licensing and registration and review of
Every supplier offering wine for sale under this article shall
register with the commissioner each wine brand offered for sale in
the state and shall pay a fee of one hundred dollars for the
registration of such wine brand for three years, such fee shall be
returned to the supplier if the wine is not registered for sale.
No wine brand may be sold under this article unless all of such
wine brand's labels intended for sale in the state have been
registered and reviewed by the commissioner. Every supplier
offering various wine labels of a registered and reviewed wine
brand for sale in the state shall submit all of the wine brand's
labels intended for sale in the state for registration prior to the
sale of such wine labels in the state for no additional fees.
After the expiration of three years, the supplier may renew the
registered wine brand by paying a one hundred dollar renewal fee
for three more years and every three years thereafter. Prior to
registration of any wine labels, the commissioner shall review the
wine labels. This review shall include, but not be limited to, a
review of the alcohol content, corporate or product information,
marketing and advertising so that the wine label is not intended to
be marketed to persons less than twenty-one years of age. The
commissioner shall remove all nonrenewed wine labels and any
licensee who sells wine with nonrenewed wine labels shall be subject to the penalties under section eighteen of this article.
Failure to register, obtain certification and pay the annual fee
for a wine brand and failure to register the wine brand's labels
will subject the supplier to penalties under said section.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
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