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.

Wine & Spirits Wholesalers Support Senate Tax Reform Proposal

Plan will enable distributors to invest millions in employees, equipment, facilities, training, and expansion

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – 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:

“WSWA supports the Senate’s proposal along with the ongoing work in the House of Representatives to enact permanent and lasting tax cuts.

“The Senate tax reform plan will benefit wholesalers and their employees—some 74,000 personnel at 3,000 locations nationwide. Benefits include more money to spend on staff, expanded facilities, trucks and equipment as well as training and modernization.

“The time for tax cuts and tax reform is now—and the opportunity Congress has to make lasting change is significant. WSWA urges Congress to pass tax reform and the President to sign it into law.”

Click here to learn who wholesalers are and what they do.

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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