Wine and spirits distributors are the vital link bringing an ever-expanding variety of brands from around the world to the places consumers buy them. As local, family-owned businesses, distributors are essential members of the economy.
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Jan 10, 2022
“The existing routes to market in California help new brands to compete. Importantly, these regulations promote stability in the marketplace that allows craft brands like mine to invest in future growth with confidence.” – Kat Hantas, CEO and Founder 21Seeds Tequila
Jan 10, 2022
“Big, out-of-state companies are alarmed by recent consumer trends toward smaller, locally distilled beverage offerings.”
Jan 06, 2022
California Senate Bill 620 Puts Californians at Risk, Endangers High Quality, Living Wage Jobs, Consumer Choice and Competition
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WSWA is against any sanction imposed on foreign-origin wine and spirits imports due to ongoing trade disputes involving other U.S. industries.
Enforcement efforts around the country have revealed that states grapple with the harmful impacts of non-compliance in the direct-to-consumer alcohol shipping market. While many shippers respect state laws, there are bad actors that ship alcohol illegally to consumers by taking advantage of loopholes to evade compliance, which harms law-abiding businesses, undercuts state authority, and ultimately has negative impacts on the entire marketplace and consumers.