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 Applaud Passage of Tax Reform

Bill 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 wine and spirits distributors, today applauded passage of the tax reform conference report that includes provisions important to WSWA members and their 74,000 employees nationwide.

“This tax bill will have a lasting and positive impact on family-owned wine and spirits distributors and their 74,000 employees all across the country,” WSWA President and CEO Craig Wolf said. “It will energize our economy and give family-owned wholesalers money to hire additional employees, improve operations, and invest in modern training and equipment. WSWA is grateful to Congressional leaders for their work on this important issue, and we urge President Trump to quickly 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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