WineAmerica and Wine Industry Network Join Forces

National Association named Presenting Sponsor for U.S. Wine & Beverage Expo 
May 31st, 2017 –  Wine Industry Network (WIN) and WineAmerica today announced that WineAmerica, the National Association of American Wineries, will be the Presenting Sponsor for Washington, D.C. based U.S. Wine & Beverage Conference and Expo (USBevX). In this role, WineAmerica will play an important part in developing conference topics, selecting speakers and leading networking opportunities. The conference and trade show will take place February 20– 22, 2018, again at the historic Marriott Wardman Park Hotel.

“We’re thrilled to broaden our relationship with WineAmerica and partner with them to establish USBevX as the premiere business conference for the eastern wine industry,” said George Christie, President of WIN.  “The quality of […]

Injustice for All: The Blurring of Categories in Washington

What is the new normal for the alcohol beverage industry? With the massive growth we have seen across all three sectors of the industry (four if you count cider on its own) it is only natural for the lines to become blurred. This is certainly true from a marketing perspective, but is it also true from a government affairs perspective? The answer is a resounding yes. Let’s look at one specific issue and see why this is the case. Currently, there has been a renewed debate on the status of federal alcohol excise taxes. The federal alcohol excise tax structure has been in place for quite some time now. Federal alcohol excise taxes are based on the alcohol content […]

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