804, 2024

Craft Wine Association Recruiting Industry Professionals to Serve on New Advisory Council

By |April 8, 2024|Categories: Featured|0 Comments

The Craft Wine Association (CWA) is recruiting to fill nine seats on its inaugural Advisory Council. The council members will play a significant role in assisting the Association in creating and prioritizing its future policy agenda aimed at supporting small and mid-sized wineries' ability to expand direct-to-consumer sales and direct sales to trade partners.

2703, 2024

Attention Craft Wineries! Deadline for TTB Comments on Bottle Labeling is March 29th 

By |March 27, 2024|Categories: News|0 Comments

The TTB is actively seeking input from small craft wineries across the nation as part of a regulatory review process. This is a unique opportunity to influence future regulations impacting the labeling and advertising of wine and distilled spirits. Your insights and experiences are important feedback for the federal government as it considers changes that could significantly affect the industry labeling requirements, especially smaller operations. 

2703, 2024

Major Milestone: National Direct Shipping Bill of Rights Receives Support from More Than 100 Organizations 

By |March 27, 2024|Categories: Featured|0 Comments

The National Direct Shipping Bill of Rights has reached a major milestone of support with more than 100 organizations, including 93 producer businesses and twelve producer associations, agreeing on the set of principles designed to help educate policymakers and modernize direct shipping regulations.

802, 2024

TTB Announces Public Listening Sessions on Labeling and Advertising of Wine and Distilled Spirits

By |February 8, 2024|Categories: News|0 Comments

Held on February 28 and 29, the sessions are part of the Biden Administration’s rulemaking process after the Department of the Treasury’s February 2022 report on “Competition in the Markets for Beer, Wine, and Spirits” following the President’s Executive Order 14036 to “to reduce the trend of corporate consolidation, increase competition, and deliver concrete benefits to America’s consumers, workers, and small businesses.”

811, 2023

CalRecycle to Discuss Expansion of California’s Recycling Program at Craft Wine Association Meeting

By |November 8, 2023|Categories: Featured, News|0 Comments

At the next Craft Wine Association meeting on Nov. 15, representatives from CalRecycle will provide an overview of new changes to California's recycling program for producers to better understand how to comply. Starting on January 1, 2024, the program will include wine and distilled spirits in all container materials, including those packaged in a box, bladder or pouch, or similar container.   

1407, 2023

Self-Distribution is Fundamental for Craft Wineries

By |July 14, 2023|Categories: Featured|Tags: |0 Comments

The Craft Wine Association (CWA), in association with Vinoshipper, has responded to proposed rulemaking under consideration by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB). Over the past two years as a part of our advocacy program, the CWA has convened regular meetings with craft, independent wineries to develop consensus on important topics that have a direct impact on our industry. The Biden Administration has raised an important and timely question of whether the market structure allows for proper competition in the markets for beer, wine, and spirits, particularly for small craft producers. Large corporations and distributors  dominate the

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