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 2017, 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 impact worth $219.9 billion per year.
You can use the data in this special report on the wine industry’s economic impact for your business needs.
WineAmerica's Latest News
The Treasury Department and the Small Business Administration have issued guidance on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans as guaranteed in the CARES Act. The CARES Act guaranteed $349 billion in small business loans for employers to retain employees and cover costs such as mortgage payments and utility bills. (For a full summary of the … Read more
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) recognizes that businesses that they regulate are being severely impacted by COVID-19. To assist these businesses during this period, they are postponing several filing and payment due dates for 90 days where the original due date falls on or after March 1, 2020, through July 1, … Read more
The following is a basic summary of the CARES Act and benefits for the wine industry: Small Business Loans: The bill authorizes $367 billion in Small Business Administrations Loans: The CARES Act would increase the maximum loan amount to $10 million and would expand allowable uses of loans to include payroll support (including paid sick … Read more
Washington, DC, March 26, 2020–WineAmerica, the national association of American wineries, has released the results of a national economic impact survey of wineries across the country to initially assess the effects of the Covid-19 crisis on their businesses so far. The survey was sent on Thursday, March 19 with a deadline of March 23, and … Read more