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.
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The following article appears in the February 2011 issue of Wines and Vinesby Cary M. Greene The Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia recently issued a decision, Freeman v. Corzine, which represents a substantial threat to the status quo for state winery tasting room, self-distribution, event, festival, restaurant, farmers market and other local winery … Read more
By Michael Kaiser I just returned from the 2011 Unified Wine and Grape Symposium in Sacramento, California. Once again, a very impressive and important event for the American wine and grape industry. It is always a good opportunity for WineAmerica to connect with current winery and SAC members and develop some new contacts. The WineAmerica … Read more
By Michael Kaiser On Thursday, January 20 the TTB released updated rules on the approval process of American Viticultural Areas. Essentially the process for approval is the same. The applicants will still need to file a petition with the TTB with significant evidence to support the establishment of a new AVA. The TTB issues a … Read more
Today the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau issued a notice of proposed rulemaking that would add 57 new grape names to the approved list of grape variety names. TTB is seeking comments on the grape names proposed to insure accuracy. They would like to hear from wineries that may want to use the … Read more