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December 5, 2014 marks 81 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.

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Associate Membership

Application Form (PDF)

Benefits Brochure (PDF)

Associate non-voting membership in WSWA is available to suppliers, vendors and other entities that supply goods and services directly to licensed wine and spirits wholesalers.

To qualify for Associate Membership, your firm must be one of the following:

  • Producer or importer of alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages
  • Marketer of products that are used by suppliers or wholesalers/distributors of beverages
  • Consultant to suppliers or distributors of beverages
  • Trade/professional association serving suppliers or distributors of beverages
  • Member of industry print or trade media

Associate membership is a corporate membership and runs annually from January 1 through December 31.

Reason to Become an Associate Member

WSWA associate membership is the best way to reach wine and spirit wholesalers across the country.  Suppliers, brokers, importers, and other industry vendors are encouraged to participate in the future of the industry by becoming WSWA Associate Members. With four levels of membership ranging from $1,000-$10,000 per year, Associate Membership is a great benefit for any company.

Here are some highlights of what you can expect as an Associate Member:

WSWA Annual Convention and Exposition 

The WSWA convention is the industry’s premier networking event between wholesalers and suppliers. Industry suppliers use this opportunity to get their company name and product in front of over 2,000 industry professionals by reserving an exhibit booth or a hospitality suite. As an Associate Member, you will receive preferred consideration of exhibit booth and hospitality suite space. Associate members also receive registration discounts and a company listing in the convention program, which is distributed to everyone who attends the convention. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to cultivate new business and expand existing relationships.

WSWA Industry Roster and Industry Directory

The WSWA directory is used as an industry wide resource of distributors, suppliers, state and federal regulatory agencies and other associations serving the industry. Associate Members receive a complimentary ad in the directory and there is a section dedicated specifically to Associate Members to showcase your support for the industry and help you stand out from other suppliers.

Other Benefits

There are many ways to get your company recognized as a supporter of WSWA and an important part of the beverage alcohol industry. WSWA will promote your status as an Associate Member through semi-annual mailings to our regular membership. And you can use a set of our distributor member mailing labels for your next direct mail piece, available exclusively to WSWA Associate Members. And don’t forget to place your “Associate Member of WSWA” logos on your website and business cards.