Advisory Board

Wine & Spirit Daily's advisory board, also called the Truth Squad, consists of over 30 industry executives from distributors, wineries, distillers, importers, and allied industry people. The identities of members of the Truth Squad are kept confidential in order to promote candor.

Duties include monthly phone/email conversations regarding a variety of topics and issues that are important to the wine and spirits industry. Additionally, truth squad members share their sales and pricing data, although all information is kept confidential and aggregated to spot trends.

Also, Truth Squad members call or email Wine & Spirits Daily on issues of interest that arise in their markets.

If you are an industry executive and are interested in joining the wine and spirits industry Truth Squad, send me an email at , and you will be included in the wine and spirits industry's quest for the Truth which, apparently, sets us free.

Republicans Ready for Tax Reform, But Will Excise Taxes be Included?

FILED AUGUST 22, 2017 Republican lawmakers are officially shifting focus to federal tax reform, and they pinky swear it will be easier to pass than the healthcare overhaul, per Market Watch. This could be good news for the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act of 2017 that was created to reduce the federal excise taxes for wineries, distilleries and breweries.
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Readers Sound Off on 2017: "Could be Better, Could be Worse"

FILED AUGUST 21, 2017 With all the reports about a macro CPG category slowdown this year, your editors took the opportunity to reach out to our Truth Squad to gauge how their respective businesses are doing this year. Based on this very small survey size, the grade for 2017 so far is a B. Here's what a few members of our Truth Squad reported:
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