(a) No wine may be shipped into the state or sold within the state without a Certificate of Registration (Certificate) issued by the commission. (b) An applicant for a Certificate under this section must hold a Winery or a Nonresident Seller's Permit issued by the commission. (c) An applicant must submit to the commission an Application to Register a Wine (application) on the form prescribed by the commission along with the application fee. The application must contain the following information: (1) A certificate of label approval (COLA) issued by the United States Department of the Treasury; (2) product brand name; (3) product class and type; (4) fanciful name; (5) appellation and vintage; (6) alcohol content; and (7) size of container. (d) A legible copy of the COLA must be included with the application. If the COLA is not legible, an actual label that is affixed to the wine as shipped, sold, or marketed, or an exact color copy of a label must be included with the application. A sample of the wine, along with a set of labels, is required if the alcohol content is below 7% by volume and a federal COLA is not required. (e) The application fee for a Certificate of Registration is $25.
Source Note: The provisions of this §45.45 adopted to be effective August 21, 2011, 36 TexReg 5208