Release Date July 11, 2011

Alcohol Wholesalers Contribute Over $82 Million Toward Political Influence Since 2006

—Alcohol Wholesaler Lobbying and Contributions Dwarf Rest of Industry— (Sacramento, CA)—A new report issued today by the National Association of Wine Retailers shows that wine wholesalers have spent more than $82 million dollars on state and federal campaign contribution and federal lobbying over just the past three election cycles from 2006 through 2010. The amount… Read more »

Release Date November 29, 2010

Supreme Court Asked to Hear Wine Shipping Case

—Are Wineries but not Wine Stores Covered by the Commerce Clause— (Sacramento, CALIF)—In asking the Supreme Court of the United States to grant a review of the case of Wine Country Gift Baskets v. Steen, a coalition of American wine retailers hopes the high court will to bring a definitive end to the ongoing interstate… Read more »

Release Date June 10, 2010

Alcohol Industry Uniformly Opposes H.R. 5034

—Wholesaler-Written Bill in Congress Allowing States to Pass  Discriminatory Wine Legislation Inspires Opposition By Entire Wine Industry— —Wine Wholesalers Alone In Support For Radical Legislation— (Sacramento, CALIF—June 3, 2010)—In the past 45 days since House Resolution 5034 was introduced into the House of Representatives on behalf of beer and wine wholesalers, unanimous opposition to the… Read more »