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
by Michael Kaiser Today at 1 pm the Maryland State Senate and Maryland State Assembly will hold hearings regarding the two pending legislative proposals that would allow direct-to-consumer wine shipment in Maryland. WineAmerica, in conjunction with the Maryland Wineries Association supports House Bill 234 and Senate Bill 248. Below is the text of our letter … Read more
by Michael Kaiser Registration will be open soon (March 14) for the 2011 Wine and Grape Policy Conference. The annual Wine and Grape Policy Conference in Washington, D.C. is an important opportunity for members of both organizations to discuss and evaluate Federal policy issues of interest to our industry, and to communicate our stances directly … Read more
By Cary M. Greene On Monday February 14, WineAmerica joined with our producer and importer trade association partners in expressing our opposition to the wholesaler-sponsored bill known as the Comprehensive Alcohol Regulatory Enforcement Act (CARE Act) or, more appropriately, the Wholesaler Protection Act. The purpose of our joint producer letter, available at http://www.winebusiness.com/content/file/Joint_Producer_Letter_GO_2_14_2011.pdf, is to … Read more
By Jennifer Montgomery As we await the next step in the saga of the “CARE” Act, drama is not lacking on Capitol Hill as Congress and the Administration wrangle and argue over major money issues. President introduced his 2011 budget and as expected, the budget proposes some significant cuts which the Republicans feel do not … Read more