WineAmerica Leads National Effort on Beverage Tax Reform

CRAFT BEVERAGE TAX REFORM TO BE MADE PERMANENT WASHINGTON, DC — WineAmerica has long taken a leadership role in advocating for the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (CBMTRA), and last night learned that the essential tax benefits of CBMTRA will be made permanent as part of the year-end omnibus and Covid-19 relief package … Read more

Suggested Changes for Covid-Era Competitions

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June 11th, 2020–Some state winery trade association leaders have inquired about the feasibility of holding professional wine competitions while there are still certain restrictions due to the Covid crisis. I (Jim Trezise) have judged in about 300 competitions over the years, and created and oversaw the New York Wine & Food Classic competition for 30 … Read more

Wine Competitions in the Covid Era: Best Practices and Considerations

Wine Competitions in the Covid Era

Is it possible to safely conduct a professional wine competition during the Covid era? Yes. Do changes in procedures need to be made? Absolutely. WineAmerica, the National Association of American Wineries, has assembled this document in response to inquiries from winery trade association representatives in its State and Regional Associations Advisory Council (SRAAC). For some, … Read more