Fall 2018: Board Retreat – Fredericksburg, TX

WineAmerica held its annual Fall Retreat in Fredericksburg, Texas, November 13-14, 2018, right in the middle of Texas Hill Country, and as expected it was awesome. It’s been nearly a decade since our last meeting there, and the region has grown in quantity and quality. Wine is a big deal in Texas, where the American … Read more Fall 2018: Board Retreat – Fredericksburg, TX

WineAmerica Applauds Excise Tax Law Development

For Immediate Release Thursday, May 17, 2018 WASHINGTON, DC–WineAmerica is delighted that wineries throughout the country will now be able to take full advantage of reduced federal excise taxes due to an announcement by the federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) that it is extending an “alternate procedure” through December 31, 2019. … Read more WineAmerica Applauds Excise Tax Law Development

TTB Industry Circular 2018-1 Undermines the Intent of the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act and Threatens American Wine Industry

By Michael Kaiser, Vice President 3.19.18 Background A two- year version of the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (CBMTRA) was passed as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The President signed the bill into law on December 22, 2017, and the new excise tax reforms were implemented on January 1, 2018. … Read more TTB Industry Circular 2018-1 Undermines the Intent of the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act and Threatens American Wine Industry

Winery of the Week: Bitner Vineyards

@bitnervineyards      @bitnervineyards Established in 1981, Ron and Mary Bitner opened Bitner Vineyards in Snake River Valley, ID. While Mary tends to handle the business side, Ron uses his knowledge in entomology to tend to the grapes in their vineyards. Since the beginning, they have sought to be “sustainably grown, patiently crafted, and innovatively driven.” They … Read more Winery of the Week: Bitner Vineyards

Excise Tax Reform: Please Fill Out Our Industry Survey

Excise Tax Reform: A Stimulus for Growth For the past three years, WineAmerica has worked with a broad coalition of other beverage commodity trade associations to secure passage of a two year version of the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (CBMTRA), which occurred in late 2017. WineAmerica’s government affairs team partnered closely with … Read more Excise Tax Reform: Please Fill Out Our Industry Survey

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