section .2300 – Homemade wine and malt beverage events
14B NCAC 15A .2301 DEFINITIONS
As used in this Section:
(1) "Competition" means, as the term is used in G.S. 18B-306, a gathering or activity organized by homemakers at which homemade product is entered to be judged, that is either:
(a) sanctioned by a national or international beer or wine judging program; or
(b) judged by individuals of whom at least 50% are currently certified as judges by a national or international beer or wine judging program.
National or international beer or wine judging programs include the American Homebrew Association/Beer Judge Certification Program, the Cicerone Certification Program, the International Wine and Spirits Guild Certification Program, the American Wine Society Certification Program, and the National Wine School Sommelier Certification Program.
(2) "Contest" means, as the term is used in G.S. 18B-306, a gathering or activity organized by a homemaker club at which homemade product of members of the club is entered to be judged.
(3) "Exhibition" means, as the term is used in G.S. 18B-306, a gathering or activity at which homemade product produced by multiple homemakers is displayed or shown but is not consumed or judged.
(4) "Event" includes an organized affair, exhibition, or competition.
(5) "Family" means a spouse, lineal descendant, ancestor, sibling, spouse's lineal descendant, spouse's ancestor, and spouse's sibling of the homemaker, and the spouse of any of these individuals.
(6) "General public" means any individual not a homemaker, a homemaker's family, or a guest.
(7) "Guest" means an individual known to the homemaker or the homemaker's family who is invited to the event by direct contact, including in person or by telephone, mail, or electronic mail, between the individual and the homemaker or the homemaker's family, and that person's guest.
(8) "Homemade product" means wine or malt beverages produced pursuant to G.S. 18B-306.
(9) "Homemaker" means a person who makes homemade product.
(10) "Homemaker club" means an organization devoted to homemade product that:
(a) has a defined membership with a stated common purpose;
(b) has a written policy for granting membership that includes a written application submitted by each member, both of which may be produced or maintained electronically; and
(c) maintains a list of all active members and their addresses that is present at all organized affairs of the club and is open to inspection by alcohol law-enforcement agents upon request.
(11) "Organized affair" means, as the term is used in G.S. 18B-306, a gathering or activity, other than a competition or exhibition, organized in whole or part by homemakers that includes as one of its purposes tasting or judging of homemade product. An organized affair includes meetings of a homemaker club, and a home product production educational meeting that meets the requirements of Rule .2305 of this Section, if tasting of homemade product is included as part of the meeting.
(12) "Tasting" means, as the term is used in G.S. 18B-306, a gathering or activity at which samples of one or more home products are given for immediate consumption by a homemaker to another homemaker, that homemaker's family, or that homemaker's guest or to registered attendees at a home product production education meeting in accordance with the requirements of Rule .2305 of this Section.
History Note: Authority G.S. 18B-100; 18B-207; 18B-306;
Eff. January 1, 2019.