December 1933

21st Amendment Ratified, Prohibition Ended


December 5, 2017 marks 84 years since the United States ratified the 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and paved the way for the modern three-tier beverage alcohol system.

State Key Issue - Access to Alcohol by Minors

The Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) “We Don’t Serve Teens” initiative is a WSWA Board of Directors approved program designed to demonstrate wine and spirits wholesalers’ commitment to the responsible distribution of alcohol while at the same time highlighting the important role wholesalers play in the distribution of those products. WSWA works closely with DISCUS, the American Beverage Licensees and the FTC in order to make this campaign a success.

All of us can do something to prevent teen drinking. To learn more about the FTC’s “We Don’t Serve Teens” campaign, visit