(WASHINGTON, D.C.) Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) President and CEO Michelle Korsmo released the following statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court announcement today to hear Tennessee Wine & Spirits Retailers Association v. Byrd:
"WSWA has always been a staunch supporter of state regulatory authority, we will examine the issues at question in this case and assess the potential for it to impact that authority."
“The U.S. beverage alcohol market is the safest, most diverse, competitive and profitable in the world—offering consumers the widest array of products available anywhere. It is made possible because independent state regulators, in partnership with federal counterparts, maintain authority and oversight over their licensees to ensure product integrity and protect consumer safety.”
WSWA is the national trade association representing the wholesale tier of the wine and spirits industry, dedicated to advancing the interests and independence of wholesalers, distributors and brokers of wine and spirits. Founded in 1943, WSWA has more than 370 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 www.wswa.org to learn more.