Access LIVE will have a larger media presence than ever before bringing together members of news media, wine and spirits trade media, and influencers to engage with all three tiers of the beverage alcohol industry. Learn about new trends, data and insights propelling the industry forward, hear about exciting projects and launches taking place at Access LIVE, and mingle with media peers in the designated media lounge in the new Hub! With exhibitors from all tiers and from all over the U.S. and beyond, there will be endless topics to report on. 


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Media credentials will give you an all-access to pass Access LIVE–mingle with exhibitors, view keynotes and award presentations, attend sessions at the Hub and LIVE Stage, and network with the industry’s finest at our receptions. If you have questions about media credentials or your opportunities at Access LIVE, please contact Michael Bilello, WSWA’s Executive Vice President of Strategic Communications and Marketing at

Latest News

John Mariani

WSWA Names Dr. John Mariani as Inaugural Ray Herrmann H.E.R.O. Award Recipient

Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) is pleased to announce Banfi Chairman Emeritus Dr. John Mariani as the inaugural Ray Herrmann H.E.R.O. Award recipient. Dr. Mariani was unanimously chosen by the selection committee for the qualities that make him a H.E.R.O. (Humanitarian, Ethical, Respectful, and One-of-a-kind).


WSWA Announces Lineup of Speakers and Celebrity Attendees at 2023 Access LIVE

Nelly, diamond-selling, multi-platinum, three Grammy award-winning rap superstar, entrepreneur and philanthropist, will have a special performance at Ovation LIVE, the closing reception, as well as launch his new brand, MoShine.

Ed Callison

WSWA Celebrates the Life of Industry Leader Ed Callison Jr.

Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America announces Ed Callison Jr. as the 2023 Lifetime Leadership Award (Posthumous)

Alan Dreeben

WSWA Announces Alan Dreeben As Inaugural Industry Legacy Award Winner

WSWA’s Industry Legacy Award Honors a member of the wine & spirits marketplace who exemplifies industry leadership and service to their community.

Jason and Blaine

WSWA Announces Jason Momoa to Attend 2023 Access Live as Keynote Speaker and to Launch Craft Brand Meili Vodka

Momoa will be joined by business partner Blaine Halvorson to share their vision for creating beautiful and sustainable products

Brand Battle

WSWA’S Brand Battle Competition Is Now Accepting Applications

The Unique Tournament Puts Craft and New Brands in Front of Wholesalers, Historically Leading to Brand Expansion and Greater Industry Impact

Access LIVE

WSWA Opens Registration for 2023 Access LIVE to Beverage Alcohol Industry

The Premier Industry Event, Formally Known as Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America’s Convention & Exposition, Will Be Held April 2–5 at the Gaylord Palms in Orlando, FL

Suppliers, Wholesalers, Importers, Exporters, Service Providers and Retailers to Attend and Exhibit

Access LIVE Announcement

WSWA Announces New Convention Experience To Return April 2023

No Convention to be Held in 2022 in Preparation for a Reimagined Best-in-Class Industry Event

Ray Herrmann HERO Award

WSWA Introduces the Ray Herrmann H.E.R.O. Award, Sponsored by Breakthru Beverage Group

Honoring a Titan of The Wine and Spirits Industry, the Award will be Presented at WSWA’s Access LIVE Event in April 2023 to an Individual Who Embodies Mr. Herrmann’s Indelible Legacy