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Monthly Archives: May 2011

Wholesalers Ignore Small Wineries, Again

Tue. May 24, 2011

By Cary M. Greene Last week, the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers Association (“WSWA”) and the National Beer Wholesalers Association (“NBWA”) published a pair of opinion pieces in The Hill, “The Right Approach to Alchohol Policy, and Huffington Post, “Nobody’s Coming [...]

Tue. May 24, 2011

By Cary M. Greene Last week, the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers Association (“WSWA”) and the National Beer Wholesalers Association (“NBWA”) published a pair of opinion pieces in The Hill, http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/politics/161887-the-right-approach-to-alcohol-policy, and Huffington Post, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-johnson/nobodys-coming-to-stop-yo_b_861575.html. In defending the indefensible H.R. 1161, [...]

The 2011 Wine and Grape Policy Conference

Mon. May 16, 2011

By Michael Kaiser Last week WineAmerica and the Winegrape Growers of America (WGA) held the annual Wine and Grape Policy Conference at the Phoenix Park Hotel here in Washington, DC. The annual conference allows the Board of Directors for both [...]

TTB Clarifies its February 2 Release Suspending Expedite Requests and Informal Review of COLAs

Mon. May 2, 2011

On Friday, April 29, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) issued a clarification on their February 2, 2011 notice suspending “expedite requests” and informal review of alcohol beverage labels. As members of the industry are well aware, [...]