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Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2020: Bringing People Together for the Advancement...

If you’re one of the many wineries—or consumers—that have benefited over the years from the ability to ship across state lines and increased access to choice, you can thank James (Jim) Trezise. He’s been on the front lines helping wineries survive in the face of the 3-tier distribution debacle, guaranteeing that wine lovers can get more of the wines they want, and thereby helping grow the US market for boutique wines.

Wine Industry Well Equipped to Meet Climate Change Challenges

“Wine people are interested in surviving and succeeding and will work within the natural boundaries they are given,” says Jim Trezise, President of WineAmerica. He has his finger on the pulse of the wine industry and is intimately aware of the issues facing vintners ...

Afternoon Brief, November 19

E. & J. Gallo Winery Purchases Napa's Pahlmeyer Winery: E. & J. Gallo, the Modesto-based wine giant, has purchased yet another Napa Valley brand: Pahlmeyer Winery. The acquisition is the latest for Gallo, already the world's largest winery...

Bipartisan Majority of Representatives and Senators Back Craft Beverage Modernization and...

WASHINGTON, DC – Support for the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (H.R. 1175/ S.362) continues to build momentum with 218 members of...

Senators Wyden and Blunt Reintroduce Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform...

Beverage Alcohol Producers Set Sights on Permanence Washington, D.C. • February 06, 2019 –  The Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (CBMTRA) was reintroduced...

Afternoon Brief, November 27

California Winery Should Lose Oregon Licenses for Label Violations, Says OLCC: California winery Copper Cane should lose its licenses to distribute wine or do retail business within the state of Oregon, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission has recommended...

WineAmerica Applauds Excise Tax Law Development

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...

Louder and More Unified Voice for Wine Needed in Washington D.C.

Coming off the announcement a few days before Christmas that federal excise taxes on wine, beer, and spirits were being reduced as part of President Donald Trump’s tax reform bill, WineAmerica president Jim Trezise has something substantive that he can build his hour-long workshop around. Scheduled for 4 to 5 p.m. Feb. 21, the program entitled “Washington D.C.: Politics, Policy and Your Bottom Line” will wrap up the first day of the third annual conference.

California State Society Wine Auction Raises $268,000 for North Bay Fire...

Washington D.C. — On Thursday, Dec. 7, the California State Society, in conjunction with Congressman Mike Thompson (CA-05), Wine Institute and WineAmerica, hosted a wine...

Afternoon Brief, November 13

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Wine Spectator to Unveil Top 100 Wines of 2017 After tasting more than 16,000 wines from vineyards around...

Wine Impact Study Designed to Impact Policy

The $220 billion economic impact of the U.S. wine industry revealed in WineAmerica’s recent study has grabbed headlines in the media, but the target audience for the information is much narrower, it’s the lawmakers in Congress and state legislatures across the nation who preside over the arcane and fragmented regulations of the alcohol industry.

WineAmerica Study Shows $219.9 Billion Economic Impact of U.S. Wine Industry...

WASHINGTON, September 27, 2017—WineAmerica, the National Association of American Wineries, today unveiled a national economic impact study showing the wine industry’s total benefit to...

Afternoon Brief, September 11

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Torrid Temperatures Shrivel California Wine Grapes to Raisins Humans weren't the only ones caught off guard and uncomfortable...

Transparency in Music Licensing and Ownership Act Introduced in Congress

WASHINGTON, DC, (July 20, 2017)— WineAmerica, the national organization of American wineries, and its partner the MIC Coalition (Music, Innovators, Consumers) enthusiastically support the...

Jim Trezise Emphasizes U.S. Wine Industry’s Growing Need for National Representation

If your winery sells 10,000 gallons of wine, you are saving $11,000 a year and you may not even know why: WineAmerica.