Wine, Beer & Spirits

Thirst for Opportunity

The alcohol industry faces significant business challenges: rapid industry consolidation, unprecedented levels of international competition, changing consumer preferences and demographics, and increasingly complex distribution networks and risk management issues. We’ve been there every step of the way, working alongside more than 350 wine, beer, and spirits producers, suppliers, and distributors across the United States. Each industry segment has its own unique set of challenges and we’re here to help.

Industry Challenges

  • Competitive industry intelligence
  • Effective management of growth and opportunity
  • Environmental, labor, and safety regulations
  • Federal, state, and local taxes
  • Financing, lender, and investor relationships
  • Financial reporting and financial planning
  • Forecasting and benchmarking
  • Reporting and sales management

We serve more wine, beer, and spirits clients than any other CPA firm. To better serve our industry clients, we stay ahead of critical issues by immersing ourselves in the information stream and playing an active role in the industry. Our goal is to help equip your business with the fundamental financial and operational strength it needs to grow and thrive so you can focus on what you love most—the art of creating great products.

Wine Industry Surveys

Moss Adams regularly partners with industry leaders to survey regional and nationwide trends in the wine industry. The goal? To bring you valuable, insightful data and analysis so you’re able to benchmark your company against industry leaders and make informed business decisions. Learn more about our wine surveys.


Owning a winery in an AVA could result in significant tax benefits, but the valuations process is complex. Here’s what vintners need to know.

Tax reform provides several tax-planning opportunities for winery and vineyard companies. Learn about the biggest changes and how they affect your business.

Tax reform—commonly referred to as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA)—goes into effect for the 2018 tax year, providing several tax-planning opportunities for brewers of all sizes. In this webcast, we reviewed some of the key federal tax changes impacting the industry, incentives and credits, as well as a further discussion about the potential impact these issues may have on business owners.

Merger and acquisition deals have slowed for craft breweries because of several trends in the industry, including the continued valuation gap between buyers and sellers.

We discuss the ways a strong chart of accounts can help your accounting system function—making it easier to organize, access, and report your vineyard’s core operations.

(Wine Business Monthly)  For wineries and grape growers, the potential tax savings of the R&D tax credit could be significant. Yet these businesses often miss out, either because they aren't aware of the credit or don't realize they're eligible.

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