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.

Distributor Group Supports Tax Reform to Help American Businesses and Workers

WSWA Statement in Support of H.R. 1: “Tax Cut and Jobs Act”

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – 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.

WSWA President and CEO Craig Wolf released the following statement:

“American family-owned wine and spirits wholesalers employ more than 74,000 workers at 3,000 facilities across the country. Our members, their workers and the nation’s economy will all benefit under H.R. 1.”

“Tax reform means that family-owned wholesalers and businesses like them will have more money to hire and train workers, expand benefits and services, purchase new equipment and modernize facilities. Tax reform also means working Americans will see more take-home pay and spend less time doing their taxes.”

“It has been far too long since the last overhaul of our tax code. H.R. 1, the “Tax Cut and Jobs Act” will keep America competitive and will spark economic growth in the years to come. WSWA strongly supports the plan and urges Congress to act quickly to enact lasting tax reform.”

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WSWA is the national trade association representing the distribution tier of the wine and spirits industry, dedicated to advancing the interests and independence of distributors and brokers of wine and spirits. Founded in 1943, WSWA has more than 380 member companies in 50 states and the District of Columbia, and its members distribute more than 80 percent of all wine and spirits sold at wholesale in the U.S.  Visit to learn more.


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