News Articles http://www.wswa.org/bcms_news/articles/feed en-us WSWA Educational Foundation Awards $106,000 in Scholarships to Children of Distributor Employees The WSWA Educational Foundation—the charitable arm of the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America—is awarding $106,000 in scholarships to 53 recipients to help fund higher education expenses for the 2017-2018 school year. Thu, 05 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.wswa.org/news/articles/2017/10/05/wswa-educational-foundation-awards-106-000-in-scholarships-to-children-of-distributor-employees http://www.wswa.org/news/articles/2017/10/05/wswa-educational-foundation-awards-106-000-in-scholarships-to-children-of-distributor-employees WSWA Launches New, Information-Rich State Law Database The trade association representing American family-owned beverage alcohol distributors has launched a new online database to assist industry attorneys and executives in all three tiers obtain detailed, up-to-date information on laws in each state and the District of Columbia. Mon, 02 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.wswa.org/news/articles/2017/10/02/wswa-launches-new-information-rich-state-law-database http://www.wswa.org/news/articles/2017/10/02/wswa-launches-new-information-rich-state-law-database Recent Study Shows Dramatic Reduction in Underage Alcohol Consumption Underage Americans are drinking less than earlier generations but reporting concerning the latest consumption study is showing broader acceptance of marijuana which should raise concerns for both parents and policymakers. Thu, 28 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.wswa.org/news/articles/2017/09/28/recent-study-shows-dramatic-reduction-in-underage-alcohol-consumption http://www.wswa.org/news/articles/2017/09/28/recent-study-shows-dramatic-reduction-in-underage-alcohol-consumption Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America Wraps First Annual Women's Leadership Council Conference A first-of-its-kind networking and development conference conceived by wholesaler executives and offered for association members drew a capacity crowd and rave reviews from participants. The Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) Women’s Leadership Council (WLC) Conference ran September 14-15 in the Nation’s Capital and hosted 45 senior executives from distributors of all sizes serving markets in every corner of the nation. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.wswa.org/news/articles/2017/09/21/wine-spirits-wholesalers-of-america-wraps-first-annual-women-s-leadership-council-conference http://www.wswa.org/news/articles/2017/09/21/wine-spirits-wholesalers-of-america-wraps-first-annual-women-s-leadership-council-conference Study Documents Economic Impact of U.S. Wine & Spirits Distributors Family-owned distributors deliver wine and spirits from every corner of the globe to America’s neighborhood restaurants, bars and stores—and are a major economic engine, employing more than 74,000 workers nationwide who earn a collective $6.5 billion in annual wages as part of an industry that generates more than $50 billion in tax revenue each year. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.wswa.org/news/articles/2017/09/19/study-documents-economic-impact-of-u-s-wine-spirits-distributors http://www.wswa.org/news/articles/2017/09/19/study-documents-economic-impact-of-u-s-wine-spirits-distributors WSWA Releases Biennial Report on Community Engagement & Philanthropy American family-owned wine and spirits distributors and their employees provide millions of dollars in donations, volunteer hours, promotion and involvement with thousands of charitable and service organizations across the country. Thu, 17 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.wswa.org/news/articles/2017/08/17/wswa-releases-biennial-report-on-community-engagement-philanthropy http://www.wswa.org/news/articles/2017/08/17/wswa-releases-biennial-report-on-community-engagement-philanthropy WSWA Leadership Conference Wraps in Austin with Record 89 Attendees One of the beverage alcohol industry’s most popular and long-running training and development programs for rising executives concluded last week with record-breaking attendance and participation. Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.wswa.org/news/articles/2017/07/26/wswa-leadership-conference-wraps-in-austin-with-record-89-attendees http://www.wswa.org/news/articles/2017/07/26/wswa-leadership-conference-wraps-in-austin-with-record-89-attendees Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America Women’s Leadership Council To Hold First Annual Networking, Development and Policy Education Conference The Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) has launched a new educational, networking and professional development group designed for and led by senior wholesaler executives and employees from around the country—the WSWA Women’s Leadership Council. Tue, 27 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.wswa.org/news/articles/2017/06/27/wine-spirits-wholesalers-of-america-women-s-leadership-council-to-hold-first-annual-networking-development-and-policy-education-conference http://www.wswa.org/news/articles/2017/06/27/wine-spirits-wholesalers-of-america-women-s-leadership-council-to-hold-first-annual-networking-development-and-policy-education-conference WSWA President and CEO Statement on Ruling to Dismiss Lebamoff Enterprises v. Rauner Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) President and CEO Craig Wolf today issued the below statement following a recent Illinois court ruling that reinforced the constitutionality and important societal benefits of the three-tier system of beverage alcohol regulation. Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.wswa.org/news/articles/2017/06/23/wswa-president-and-ceo-statement-on-ruling-to-dismiss-lebamoff-enterprises-v-rauner http://www.wswa.org/news/articles/2017/06/23/wswa-president-and-ceo-statement-on-ruling-to-dismiss-lebamoff-enterprises-v-rauner Ninth Circuit Ruling Affirms State Authority and Three-Tier Beverage Alcohol System Under the Twenty-first Amendment Yesterday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in a 10-1 en banc panel decision, reinforced the legitimacy of the three-tier system of distribution and state authority under the Twenty-first Amendment to enforce tied-house laws protecting against vertical integration of the beverage alcohol marketplace. The case was Retail Digital Network, LLC, v. Ramona Prieto. Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) President and CEO Craig Wolf today commended the court’s decision. Thu, 15 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.wswa.org/news/articles/2017/06/15/ninth-circuit-ruling-affirms-state-authority-and-three-tier-beverage-alcohol-system-under-the-twenty-first-amendment http://www.wswa.org/news/articles/2017/06/15/ninth-circuit-ruling-affirms-state-authority-and-three-tier-beverage-alcohol-system-under-the-twenty-first-amendment WSWA Elects 2017-2018 Officers The Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA), the nation’s leading trade association representing the wholesale tier of the U.S. beverage alcohol industry, elected its 2017-2018 officers during the WSWA 74th Annual Convention & Exposition held April 18-21 at Grande Lakes Orlando. Tue, 13 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.wswa.org/news/articles/2017/06/13/wswa-elects-2017-2018-officers http://www.wswa.org/news/articles/2017/06/13/wswa-elects-2017-2018-officers WSWA Promotes Ali Gormley and Ashley Lantz, Hires Lobbyist Steve Rebillot Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) President and CEO Craig Wolf today announced two staff promotions and a new team member who joins the association’s federal affairs team. Wed, 24 May 2017 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.wswa.org/news/articles/2017/05/24/wswa-promotes-ali-gormley-and-ashley-lantz-hires-lobbyist-steve-rebillot http://www.wswa.org/news/articles/2017/05/24/wswa-promotes-ali-gormley-and-ashley-lantz-hires-lobbyist-steve-rebillot The WSWA 74th Annual Convention & Exposition -- a Resounding Success! The Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) 74th Annual Convention & Exposition—the beverage industry’s leading event uniting wholesalers and suppliers under one roof—wrapped its 2017 run April 18-21 at Grande Lakes Orlando. Wed, 17 May 2017 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.wswa.org/news/articles/2017/05/17/the-wswa-74th-annual-convention-exposition-a-resounding-success http://www.wswa.org/news/articles/2017/05/17/the-wswa-74th-annual-convention-exposition-a-resounding-success WSWA 74th Annual Convention & Exposition: The Right Mix of Connections, Competitions, Education, Entertainment…and Fun …coming to Grande Lakes Orlando April 18-21 The Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) 74th Annual Convention & Exposition—the beverage alcohol industry’s leading event uniting suppliers and wholesalers under one roof—kicks off this week at Grande Lakes Orlando and runs April 18-21. Mon, 17 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.wswa.org/news/articles/2017/04/17/wswa-74th-annual-convention-exposition-the-right-mix-of-connections-competitions-education-entertainment-and-fun-coming-to-grande-lakes-orlando-april-18-21 http://www.wswa.org/news/articles/2017/04/17/wswa-74th-annual-convention-exposition-the-right-mix-of-connections-competitions-education-entertainment-and-fun-coming-to-grande-lakes-orlando-april-18-21 WSWA to Honor Alan Dreeben and Gerry Ruvo at 74th Annual Convention & Exposition America’s family-owned wine and spirits wholesalers will honor two industry giants as part of the WSWA 74th Annual Convention & Exposition to be held April 18-21 at Grande Lakes Orlando. Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.wswa.org/news/articles/2017/03/22/wswa-to-honor-alan-dreeben-and-gerry-ruvo-at-74th-annual-convention-exposition http://www.wswa.org/news/articles/2017/03/22/wswa-to-honor-alan-dreeben-and-gerry-ruvo-at-74th-annual-convention-exposition