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WAC 314-02-103

What is a wine retailer reseller endorsement?

(1) A wine retailer reseller endorsement is issued to the holder of a grocery store liquor license, the holder of a beer and/or wine specialty shop license, or the holder of a combination spirits, beer, and wine license to allow the sale of wine at retail to on-premises liquor licensees.
(2) For holders of a grocery store license: No single sale to an on-premises liquor licensee may exceed twenty-four liters.
(3) For holders of a beer and/or wine specialty shop license:
(a) No single sale may exceed twenty-four liters, unless the sale is made by a licensee that was formerly a state liquor store or contract liquor store.
(b) May sell a maximum of five thousand liters of wine per day for resale to retailers licensed to sell wine for consumption on the premises.
(4) A grocery store licensee or a beer and/or wine specialty shop licensee with a wine retailer reseller endorsement may accept delivery at its licensed premises or at one or more warehouse facilities registered with the board.
(5) The holder of a wine retailer reseller endorsement may also deliver wine to its own licensed premises from the registered warehouse; may deliver wine to on-premises licensees, or to other warehouse facilities registered with the board. A grocery store licensee or a beer and/or wine specialty shop licensee wishing to obtain a wine retailer reseller endorsement that permits sales to another retailer must possess and submit a copy of their federal basic permit to purchase wine at wholesale for resale under the Federal Alcohol Administration Act. A federal basic permit is required for each location from which the grocery store licensee or beer and/or wine specialty shop licensee holding a wine retailer reseller endorsement plans to sell wine to another retailer.
(6) The annual fee for the wine retailer reseller endorsement for a grocery store licensee is one hundred sixty-six dollars.
(7) The annual fee for the wine retailer reseller endorsement for a beer and/or wine specialty shop licensee is one hundred ten dollars.
(8) Sales made under the reseller endorsement are not classified as retail sales for taxation purposes.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.24.010, 66.24.035, and 66.24.330. WSR 18-04-116, § 314-02-103, filed 2/7/18, effective 3/10/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030 and 66.20.010. WSR 17-08-099, § 314-02-103, filed 4/5/17, effective 5/6/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030, 66.24.055, 66.24.160, 66.24.630, and 66.24.640. WSR 12-12-065, § 314-02-103, filed 6/5/12, effective 7/6/12.]
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