December 1933

21st Amendment Ratified, Prohibition Ended

 

Eighty years ago, on December 5, 1933, the United States ratified the 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, paving the way for the modern three-tier beverage alcohol system.

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September 2014

Beverage Industry Coalition Representing all Three-Tiers Says Congress Should Fully Fund TTB

September 8

Industry Groups Note Constructive and Effective Relationship with Regulator, Say Government Needs to Increase TTB Budget to Keep Pace with Changing Market

August 2014

WSWA Welcomes Rebecca Noel as Digital Media and Communications Manager

August 13

Rebecca Noel has joined the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) as Digital Media and Communications Manager, the association announced today.

July 2014

Lisa Bockelman Joins WSWA as Executive Assistant to President and CEO

July 23

Lisa Bockelman, a seasoned professional with two decades of experience in the nation’s capital has joined the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) as executive assistant to Craig Wolf, President and CEO.

April 2014

We’ve Got Game! The Action Begins in Las Vegas

April 8

Today, a record number of suppliers, service providers, wholesalers and other beverage industry professionals arrive for the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) 71st Annual Convention Exposition. This industry-leading showcase and program runs April 8-10 at Caesars Palace Las Vegas.

March 2014

WSWA to Recognize Contributions and Success of Two Industry Leaders

March 18

The Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) will salute the long records of business success, leadership and community service achieved by two industry veterans at its 71st Annual Convention & Exposition to be held April 8-10 in Las Vegas.

December 2013

80 Years Ago Today Prohibition Was Repealed

December 13

Eighty years ago today, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Utah became the last three of the required 36 states to ratify the 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution ending Prohibition and repealing the 18th Amendment.

Utah Repeals Prohition

December 4

Eighty years ago, December 5, 1933, Utah approved ratification of the 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, ultimately repealing the 18th Amendment and ending Prohibition.

Eighty Years Ago Pennsylvania Voted to Repeal Prohibition

December 4

Wine & Spirits Wholesalers Spotlight Industry’s Multi-Billion Dollar Impact on State Economy

Ohio Ratifies 21st Amendment

December 4

Eighty years ago, December 5, 1933, Ohio approved ratification of the 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, ultimately repealing the 18th Amendment and ending Prohibition.

We've Got Game: Will You Join the Action? WSWA Launches New Convention Website and Opens Registration for 71st Annual Convention and Exposition

December 3

Register today to take part in the Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) 71st Annual Convention and Exposition, the wine and spirits industry's premier event. A newly-launched convention website (www.wswaconvention.org) is now available and provides a direct link to the registration portal. The convention website also includes detailed information on exhibit options, scheduling, sponsorship opportunities, competition entry and more.

November 2013

Eighty Years Ago Kentucky Voted to Repeal Prohibition

November 26

Wine & Spirits Wholesalers Spotlight Industry’s Multi-Billion Dollar Impact on State Economy

Eighty Years Ago Texas Voted to Repeal Prohibition

November 21

Wine & Spirits Wholesalers Spotlight Industry’s Multi-Billion Dollar Impact on State Economy

Eighty Years Ago Florida Voted to Repeal Prohibition

November 13

Wine & Spirits Wholesalers Spotlight Industry’s Multi-Billion Dollar Impact on State Economy

October 2013

UK: Call for UK to Adopt US' Three-Tier Alcohol System

October 30

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Eighty Years Ago Virginia Voted to Repeal Prohibition

October 23

Wine & Spirits Wholesalers Spotlight Industry’s Multi-Billion Dollar Impact on State Economy

Eighty Years Ago Maryland Voted to Repeal Prohibition

October 17

Wine & Spirits Wholesalers Spotlight Industry’s Multi-Billion Dollar Impact on State Economy

Eighty Years Ago Minnesota Voted to Repeal Prohibition

October 8

Wine & Spirits Wholesalers Spotlight Industry’s Multi-Billion Dollar Impact on State Economy

Eighty Years Ago Minnesota Voted to Repeal Prohibition

October 8

Wine & Spirits Wholesalers Spotlight Industry’s Multi-Billion Dollar Impact on State Economy

Eighty Years Ago Washington Voted to Repeal Prohibition

October 2

Wine & Spirits Wholesalers Spotlight Industry’s Multi-Billion Dollar Impact on State Economy

September 2013

Eighty Years Ago Colorado Voted to Repeal Prohibition

September 25

Wine & Spirits Wholesalers Spotlight Industry’s Multi-Billion Dollar Impact on State Economy

Eighty Years Ago Nevada Voted to Repeal Prohibition

September 4

Wine & Spirits Wholesalers Spotlight Industry’s Multi-Billion Dollar Impact on State Economy

Eighty Years Ago Arizona Voted to Repeal Prohibition

September 4

Wine & Spirits Wholesalers Spotlight Industry’s Multi-Billion Dollar Impact on State Economy

August 2013

Eighty Years Ago Tennessee Voted to Repeal Prohibition

August 22

Wine & Spirits Wholesalers Spotlight Industry’s Multi-Billion Dollar Impact on State Economy

Digital Consultant, Hill Vet Michael Babyak Joins WSWA as Digital Media and Communications Manager

August 7

Digital Consultant, Hill Vet Michael Babyak Joins WSWA as Digital Media and Communications Manager

Eighty Years Ago Arkansas Voted to Repeal Prohibition

August 1

Wine & Spirits Wholesalers Spotlight Industry’s Multi-Million Dollar Impact on State Economy

July 2013

Eighty Years Ago West Virginia Voted to Repeal Prohibition

July 24

Wine & Spirits Wholesalers Spotlight Industry’s Multi-Million Dollar Impact on State Economy

Eighty Years Ago California Voted to Repeal Prohibition

July 23

Wine & Spirits Wholesalers Spotlight Industry’s Multi-Billion Dollar Impact on State Economy

Eighty Years Ago Connecticut Voted to Repeal Prohibition

July 11

Wine & Spirits Wholesalers Spotlight Industry’s Multi-Billion Dollar Impact on State Economy

Eighty Years Ago New Hampshire Voted to Repeal Prohibition

July 11

Wine & Spirits Wholesalers Spotlight Industry’s Multi-Billion Dollar Impact on State Economy

Eighty Years Ago Iowa Voted to Repeal Prohibition

July 10

Wine & Spirits Wholesalers Spotlight Industry’s Billion Dollar Impact on State Economy

Eighty Years Ago Illinois Voted to Repeal Prohibition

July 10

Wine & Spirits Wholesalers Spotlight Industry’s Multi-Billion Dollar Impact on State Economy

June 2013

Eighty Years Ago This Week New York Voted to Repeal Prohibition

June 28

Wine & Spirits Wholesalers Spotlight Industry’s Multi-Billion Dollar Impact on Empire State Economy

Eighty Years Ago Today Massachusetts Voted to Repeal Prohibition

June 26

Wine & Spirits Wholesalers Spotlight Multi-Billion Dollar Impact on Bay State Economy

Eighty Years Ago Today Indiana Voted to Repeal Prohibition

June 26

Wine & Spirits Wholesalers Spotlight Multi-Billion Dollar Impact on Hoosier Economy

Eighty Years Ago Today Delaware Voted to Repeal Prohibition

June 24

Wine & Spirits Wholesalers Spotlight Multi-Million Dollar Industry Impact on Delaware Economy

May 2013

Eighty Years Ago: Rhode Island Voted to Repeal Prohibition

May 8

Wine & Spirits Wholesalers Spotlight Multi-Billion Dollar Impact on Rhode Island Economy

70th Annual Convention & Exposition Concludes

May 6

WASHINGTON – The Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) 70th Annual Convention & Exposition concluded last week—a successful end to a record-setting event.

Record-Setting WSWA 70th Annual Convention & Exposition Concludes

May 6

Scores of new and rising brands recognized with awards; Industry pros honored

April 2013

Eighty Years Ago Today: Michigan Launched the Repeal of Prohibition

April 10

Wine & Spirits Wholesalers Spotlight Multi-Billion Dollar Impact on Michigan Economy

March 2013

February 2013

Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America Announces Two Staff Promotions

February 21

Co-General Counsel Moak promoted to SVP; PAC pro McDaniel promoted to VP

January 2013

Are You Ready to Take Your Brand, Products and Services to the Next Level?

January 10

Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America 70th Annual Convention & Exposition is the Place to be and Registration is Now Open!

December 2012

WSWA Joins Coalition Calling for Presidential Action to Prevent Strike at U.S. Ports

December 20

More than 100 business and trade groups speak out against potential labor action, need for continued negotiations

FDA Expected to Announce Registration Deadline Extension for Food Facilities Impacted by Storm Sandy

December 3

Request Granted after WSWA Requests Relief for Industry Firms

November 2012

Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America PAC Achieves 95% Success Rate in Election

November 15

PAC Will Hit Record $2 Million Level by Year-End; Contributions Doubled Over Last Three Cycles

WSWA Member Firm Honored as “American Wine Legend”

November 14

Hubert Opici to be Recognized with Wine Enthusiast Award

WSWA Asks FDA to Extend Food Facility Registration Deadline to Help Firms Impacted by Hurricane Sandy

November 1

WSWA Asks FDA to Extend Food Facility Registration Deadline to Help Firms Impacted by Hurricane Sandy

October 2012

Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America Announces New Communications Team

October 3

Hill Veteran Solsby and Digital Pro Durkin Launch Revamped Communications & Public Affairs Dep’t.

September 2012

Washington State Liquor Control Board Adopts Illogical and Inequitable Treatment of Distributors

September 27

Washington State Liquor Control Board Adopts Illogical and Inequitable Treatment of Distributors

April 2012

WSWA 69th Annual Convention & Exposition a Huge Success in Las Vegas

April 10

WSWA 69th Annual Convention & Exposition a Huge Success in Las Vegas with Record Attendance

March 2012

Serving Up the Hottest Brands & the Coolest Cocktails

March 23

WSWA 69th Annual Convention & Exposition Brings the Best of the Wine & Spirits Industry to Las Vegas

February 2012

December 2011

September 2011

May 2011

April 2011

WSWA 68th Annual Convention & Exposition Kicks Off in Orlando

April 10

Prominent wholesalers, suppliers, importers and service providers gather to debut hottest trends

March 2011

Former Governor Bill Richardson Added to WSWA Convention Speaker Lineup

March 29

Awards Program and Exclusive After Party Also Added to Convention Program

December 2010

January 2010

December 2009