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WSWA is committed to responsible distribution of alcohol and prevention of underage drinking.
Recently, the United Kingdom has experienced a wave of public health and safety incidents related to counterfeit or adulterated alcohol. Media reports have indicated that officials have identified as much as £1.2 billion (GBP) in uncollected tax revenue lost each year in the illegal market. In addition, consumers in the U.K. have consistently encountered adulterated or counterfeit product sold outside legal distribution channels, including fake products causing death or serious illness.
While there have been significant decreases in the number of alcohol related crashes, fatalities and injuries in the last two decades, the Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) remains steadfast in its commitment to fighting drunk driving.
The WSWA Convention & Exposition is where distributors seek out new and exciting beverage products for U.S. consumers, meet with existing portfolio partners and look for services to enhance internal operations. This event will provide you with THE opportunities you need to introduce new products or simply grow your brands, products or services in the U.S. marketplace. 74th Annual Convention & Exposition Grande Lakes Orlando Orlando, FL April 18-21, 2017
WSWA hosts an annual legislative "Fly-in" for member companies to visit Washington, DC to speak directly with lawmakers, attend briefings and share the industry's position on how federal policies impact their businesses. This year's Fly-in will take place June 6-8, 2017. For more information, contact Ali Prolago Gormley. 2017 Fly-In & “Toast to Congress” June 6-8, 2017 The Mandarin Oriental Washington, DC The “Toast to Congress” will be held at Eastern Market
CLD Leadership Skills Conference (CLD) is WSWA’s annual executive training program for the next generation of industry leaders. It was developed to help build an educational foundation of crucial legislative, public policy, marketing and trend information needed to advance careers in the beverage alcohol industry. The conference also helps to develop connections among the wholesalers as well as suppliers and service providers, peers and current industry leaders. For more information, contact Kari Langerman. 2017 CLD Leadership Skills Conference July 16-18, 2017 Hotel Van Zandt Austin, TX
U.S.-Style Three Tier System Could Address Beverage Alcohol Challenges in U.K, WSWA Says
The nation’s nearly 6,000 wine and spirits wholesaler locations are the crucial part of the responsible and efficient distribution system that delivers adults the widest variety of products available anywhere in the world in a manner that controls access for of-age consumers, delivers tax revenue to local, state and federal governments, and ensures product safety and consumer protection.
The UK should consider adopting a similar structure to the US' three-tier alcohol system to tackle alcohol duty fraud, a trade group has recommended.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America President and CEO Craig Wolf today announced the promotion of four association employees and the addition of one new team member.
A bill passed by the Michigan Legislature will help law enforcement and state tax authorities crack down on illegal wine shipments, a move praised today by Craig Wolf, President and CEO of the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA), a trade group representing American family-owned wholesalers.
Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) President and CEO Craig Wolf today praised President Obama for promptly signing into law a bipartisan bill that included key provisions to reauthorize programs focused on curbing underage drinking.