Date Change for the 2011 Wine and Grape Policy Conference

The 2011 Wine and Grape Policy Conference that was scheduled from March 20 – 23, 2011 has been rescheduled to May 8 – 11, 2011. As previously announced, the Conference will be held at the Phoenix Park Hotel on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The annual Wine and Grape Policy Conference in Washington, DC is … Read more

Fall 2010 Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions

By Michael Kaiser Twice a year the Federal Government publishes what is known as the “Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions” or simply the “Unified Agenda”. This document contains the the regulatory agendas for all Federal agencies. This obviously includes TTB. The TTB plans on doing quite a bit of regulatory activity in … Read more

Why Freeman v. Corzine Is Important, and Why Your Tasting Room, Event and Festival Privileges Are Constitutional

By Cary Greene Wines & Vines recently posted a somewhat confusing piece about the Third Circuit’s recent Freeman v. Corzine decision and we wanted to clear up why WineAmerica believes this decision is important and how we think wineries should respond. The Freeman decision doesn’t justify rewriting existing state winery laws, or rethinking long-held beliefs … Read more

Launch of the WineAmerica Blog

With the new year, we’re transitioning to a new format that we hope will allow us to communicate more easily with our members. We also hope that by transitioning to a blog, it’ll be easier to find our old postings. Wineamerica.blogspot.com together with our new Facebook page, will help us simplify our currently somewhat clumsy … Read more