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.

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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.


2017 Wine Industry Financial Benchmarking Report®

Explore industry trends, sales and production, and viticulture data, and operating and financial metrics by region.


2015 Winery & Grower Benchmarking Report

Tap into the thoughts of winery and vineyard managers facing important decisions on where to best invest company resources.


Discover insights on the 2020 yield harvest, COVID-19’s impacts, sales strategies, and business planning for 2021.

Learn how an attempt to produce 2020 vintages could benefit from an R&D tax credit after smoke exposure to grapes.

Steps for calculating your winery’s business costs vary with your production. Get insights tailored to your winery’s size.

Learn steps to help you calculate the cost of goods sold for your winery—and gain insight into your profits.

Learn how continued brewery growth, shifting consumer tastes, and economic uncertainty may impact your business.

Innovation at vineyards and wineries is a natural fit for R&D tax credits, but calculating and qualifying for them requires careful consideration.

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