26 U.S. Code § 5387 - Agricultural wines

(a) In general
Wines made from agricultural products other than the juice of fruit shall be made in accordance with good commercial practice as may be prescribed by the Secretary by regulations. Wines made in accordance with such regulations shall be classed as “standard agricultural wines”. Wines made under this section may be cellar treated under the provisions of section 5382 (a) and (c).
(b) Limitations
No wine spirits may be added to wines produced under this section, nor shall any coloring material or herbs or other flavoring material (except hops in the case of honey wine) be used in their production.
(c) Restriction on blending
Wines from different agricultural commodities shall not be blended together.


(Added Pub. L. 85–859, title II, § 201,Sept. 2, 1958, 72 Stat. 1386; amended Pub. L. 90–619, § 5,Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1237; Pub. L. 94–455, title XIX, § 1906(b)(13)(A),Oct. 4, 1976, 90 Stat. 1834.)
Prior Provisions

A prior section 5387, act Aug. 16, 1954, ch. 736, 68A Stat. 671, consisted of provisions similar to those comprising this section, prior to the general revision of this chapter by Pub. L. 85–859.

1976—Pub. L. 94–455struck out “or his delegate” after “Secretary” wherever appearing.
1968—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 90–619inserted reference to subsec. (a) ofsection 5382.
Effective Date of 1968 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 90–619effective on first day of first month which begins 90 days or more after Oct. 22, 1968, see section 6 ofPub. L. 90–619, set out as a note under section 5373 of this title.

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