News Articles http://www.wswa.org/bcms_news/articles/feed en-us WSWA President and CEO Craig Wolf to Depart June 30 Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) President and CEO Craig Wolf today announced that he will depart the organization at the end of June, capping an 18-year run at the association that serves as the voice of family-owned American distributors of wine and spirits. Thu, 25 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.wswa.org/news/articles/2018/01/25/wswa-president-and-ceo-craig-wolf-to-depart-june-30 http://www.wswa.org/news/articles/2018/01/25/wswa-president-and-ceo-craig-wolf-to-depart-june-30 Wine & Spirits Wholesalers Applaud Passage of Tax Reform (WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA), the trade association representing American, family-owned wine and spirits distributors, today applauded passage of the tax reform conference report that includes provisions important to WSWA members and their 74,000 employees nationwide. Wed, 20 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.wswa.org/news/articles/2017/12/20/wine-spirits-wholesalers-applaud-passage-of-tax-reform http://www.wswa.org/news/articles/2017/12/20/wine-spirits-wholesalers-applaud-passage-of-tax-reform WSWA Hires Three New Employees Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America President and CEO Craig Wolf today announced the hiring of three new team members across multiple departments. Wed, 20 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.wswa.org/news/articles/2017/12/20/wswa-hires-three-new-employees http://www.wswa.org/news/articles/2017/12/20/wswa-hires-three-new-employees WSWA Lauds House Passage of Tax Reform Plan Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA), the trade association representing American family-owned distributors today praised the U.S. House of Representatives for passing its tax reform plan. WSWA President and CEO Craig Wolf released the following statement: Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.wswa.org/news/articles/2017/11/16/wswa-lauds-house-passage-of-tax-reform-plan http://www.wswa.org/news/articles/2017/11/16/wswa-lauds-house-passage-of-tax-reform-plan Wine & Spirits Wholesalers Support Senate Tax Reform Proposal Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA), the trade association representing American family-owned distributors today lauded the U.S. Senate’s tax reform plan saying the proposal will benefit its members and their tens of thousands of employees in every corner of the country. WSWA President and CEO Craig Wolf released the following statement: Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.wswa.org/news/articles/2017/11/16/wine-spirits-wholesalers-support-senate-tax-reform-proposal http://www.wswa.org/news/articles/2017/11/16/wine-spirits-wholesalers-support-senate-tax-reform-proposal Distributor Group Supports Tax Reform to Help American Businesses and Workers Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA), the trade association representing the country’s family-owned distributors today praised Chairman Brady’s recently released tax reform plan, H.R. 1, the “Tax Cut and Jobs Act,” and urged Congress to act quickly. Fri, 03 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.wswa.org/news/articles/2017/11/03/distributor-group-supports-tax-reform-to-help-american-businesses-and-workers http://www.wswa.org/news/articles/2017/11/03/distributor-group-supports-tax-reform-to-help-american-businesses-and-workers Bill Would Allow Troubled Postal Service to Ship Alcohol, Opening New Channel to Black Market and Underage Alcohol Access Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) the national trade association representing family-owned distributors today announced its opposition to legislation that would allow for the first time in its history, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to ship beverage alcohol via mail. Mon, 23 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.wswa.org/news/articles/2017/10/23/bill-would-allow-troubled-postal-service-to-ship-alcohol-opening-new-channel-to-black-market-and-underage-alcohol-access http://www.wswa.org/news/articles/2017/10/23/bill-would-allow-troubled-postal-service-to-ship-alcohol-opening-new-channel-to-black-market-and-underage-alcohol-access 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