340A.419 WINE TASTINGS CONDUCTED BY EXCLUSIVE LIQUOR STORE.
Subdivision 1. Definition.
For purposes of this section, a "wine tasting" is an event of
not more than four hours' duration at which persons pay a fee to participate and are allowed to
consume wine by the glass without paying a separate charge for each glass.
Subd. 2. Tastings.
(a) Notwithstanding any other law, an exclusive liquor store may conduct
a wine tasting on the premises of a holder of an on-sale intoxicating liquor license that is not a
temporary license if the exclusive liquor store complies with this section.
(b) No wine at a wine tasting under this section may be sold for off-premises consumption. A
participant in the tasting may fill out a form indicating preferences for wine. The form may be
held on the premises of the exclusive liquor store to assist the participant in making an off-sale
purchase at a later date.
(c) Notwithstanding any other law, an exclusive liquor store may purchase or otherwise
obtain wine for a wine tasting conducted under this section from a wholesaler licensed to sell
wine. The wholesaler may sell or give wine to an exclusive liquor store for a wine tasting
conducted under this section and may provide personnel to assist in the wine tasting.
(d) An exclusive liquor store that conducts a wine tasting under this section must use any
fees collected from participants in the tasting only to defray the cost of conducting the tasting.
History: 2000 c 440 s 5