2015 ORS 471.235¹
Wholesale malt beverage and wine license

(1) A wholesale malt beverage and wine license shall allow the importation, storage, transportation, wholesale sale and distribution to licensees of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, and the export of wine, cider and malt beverages, and the importation and sale to the commission and the export of wine of alcoholic content in excess of 21 percent alcohol by volume. A wholesale malt beverage and wine licensee may not sell any alcoholic liquor for consumption upon the licensed premises. However, a wholesale malt beverage and wine licensee may sell naturally fermented wine or cider in quantities of not less than four gallons nor more than 55 gallons at any one time to consumers for consumption not on the licensed premises. Wholesale malt beverage and wine licensees may sell malt beverages containing not more than nine percent alcohol by volume in quantities not less than four gallons to any unlicensed organization, lodge, picnic party or private gathering. The unlicensed organization, lodge, picnic party or private gathering may not sell the malt beverages. A wholesale malt beverage and wine license shall permit the licensee also to sell malt beverages at wholesale only, to persons holding licenses authorizing the persons to resell such beverages at retail. Employees of wholesale malt beverage and wine licensees may serve sample tastings of malt beverages, cider and wine at alcoholic beverage industry trade shows, seminars and conventions and at alcoholic beverage industry sample tastings for employees of retail licensees.

(2) Subsection (1) of this section does not prohibit the transportation or wholesale sale or distribution of malt beverage or wine by a wholesale malt beverage and wine licensee to any alcoholic treatment center licensed by the Oregon Health Authority.

(3) A wholesale malt beverage and wine licensee may impose an additional handling fee on any wine sold to any retailer in this state if the quantity of wine sold to the retailer is less than the smallest multiple-package case available to be sold and the handling fee is uniform for all licensees. [Amended by 1955 c.657 §2; 1973 c.395 §1; 1974 c.4 §2; 1975 c.123 §1; 1985 c.378 §1; 1987 c.608 §4; 1989 c.178 §8; 1995 c.301 §17; 1999 c.351 §25; 2009 c.595 §958; 2011 c.143 §1]

See also annota­tions under ORS 471.240 in permanent edi­tion.

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Off the dock pricing by wholesale wine or malt beverage licensee, (1973) Vol 36, p 661

Chapter 471

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Employ­ment by OLCC of staff member as hearings advocate at certain OLCC contested case hearings, (1983) Vol 44, p 1

Law Review Cita­tions

16 WLR 479 (1979)


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 471—Alcoholic Liquors Generally, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors471.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 471, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano471.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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