The Wine Industry’s Voice In Washington DC
What We Do
WineAmerica works tirelessly to improve legislation regulating winemaking, sales and distribution. We serve as your eyes and ears in the nation’s capital, monitoring the issues that impact your business.
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In 2022, WineAmerica commissioned a leading economics firm, John Dunham & Associates of New York City, to conduct a national economic impact study of the American wine industry, including a state-by-state breakdown.
The study reveals that the US wine industry has an economic impact of over $276 billion per year.
You can use the data in this special report on the wine industry’s economic impact in 2022 for your business needs.
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The Commonwealth of Virginia is full of history—American and wine—where in 1619 the House of Burgesses created “Acte 12” requiring colonists to plant vineyards. What a civilized law! Virginia is also home to our nation’s oldest grape, Norton, which is still grown and transformed into big blockbuster reds. Then there was Thomas Jefferson, whose love … Read more
This is going to be an unusual December, and a nice one for Michael Kaiser, our Executive Vice President and Director of Government Affairs. In most years, Congress delays the budget process until the very end of the month, meaning that lobbyists like Michael have to stay in touch and do what they can amidst … Read more
A year ago I had the pleasure of speaking at VitiNord, a great conference focused on cold climate grapes held in Burlington, Vermont. “Cold is Cool, and Small is Big” was my theme, touting the great wines that can come from cold-hardy Minnesota varieties as well as the combined economic impact of the many states … Read more