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WAC 314-24-080: Containers—Sizes and types permitted


Published: 2015

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Containers—Sizes and types permitted.









(1) All wine sold for consumption in the state shall be sold in packages or container sizes approved by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, U.S. Treasury Department for Marketing within the United States. A copy of the federal certificate of label approval must be submitted with each such request for authorization.
(2) No domestic winery or wine distributor, or wine importer shall adopt or use any packages for wine differing in sizes and case capacities from: Manufacturer's original full cases. The board may, in its discretion, authorize other container and/or keg size packages it deems appropriate.
(3) Wine referred to in subsections (1) and (2) of this regulation may also be packaged and sold in metric standards of fill and in case sizes as are established in 27 Code of Federal Regulations, to wit: 3 liters (101 fl. oz.) 4 bottles per case; 1.5 liters (50.7 fl. oz.) 6 bottles p/c; one liter (33.8 fl. oz.) 12 bottles p/c; 750 milliliters (25.4 fl. oz.) 12 bottles p/c; 375 milliliters (12.7 fl. oz.) 24 bottles p/c; 187 milliliters (6.3 fl. oz.) 48 bottles p/c; 100 milliliters (3.4 fl. oz.) 60 bottles p/c. Wine may be bottled or packed in containers of four liters or larger if the containers are filled and labeled in quantities of even liters.
(4) Wine imported from foreign countries may be packaged and container sizes approved by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, U.S. Treasury Department for marketing within the United States. A copy of the federal certificate of label approval must be submitted with each such request for authorization.
(5) For taxing purposes and in all reports to the board, the above enumerated designations of package sizes, and no others, shall be used.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030, 15.88.030, 19.126.020, 66.04.010, 66.08.180, 66.16.100, 66.20.010, 66.20.300, 66.20.310, 66.24.150, 66.24.170, 66.24.185, 66.24.200, 66.24.206, 66.24.210, 66.24.230, 66.24.240, 66.24.244, 66.24.250, 66.24.375, 66.24.380, 66.24.395, 66.24.400, 66.24.420, 66.24.425, 66.24.440, 66.24.450, 66.24.455, 66.24.495, 66.24.540, 66.28.010, 66.28.040, 66.28.050, 66.28.170, 66.28.180, 66.28.190, 66.28.200, 66.28.310, 66.44.190, 66.44.310, 66.98.060 and 82.08.150. WSR 98-18-097, § 314-24-080, filed 9/2/98, effective 10/3/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030. WSR 86-07-022 (Order 172, Resolution No. 181), § 314-24-080, filed 3/13/86. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030, 66.08.050 and 66.98.070. WSR 78-09-012 (Order 67, Resolution No. 76), § 314-24-080, filed 8/8/78; Order 49, § 314-24-080, filed 8/26/76; Order 37, § 314-24-080, filed 7/17/75; Order 19, § 314-24-080, filed 8/10/72; Order 14, § 314-24-080, filed 12/1/70, effective 1/1/71; Order 5, § 314-24-080, filed 8/7/69, effective 9/8/69; Resolution No. 3, filed 9/8/64; Rule 66, filed 6/13/63.]