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.

Alert, Constellation Chief Rob Sands Stepping Down

FILED OCTOBER 17, 2018 After 11 years at the helm, Constellation Brands chief Rob Sands will be stepping down, effective March 1, 2019 and current president and coo Bill Newlands will take his place, reports The Wall Street Journal.
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Distilled Spirits Council Names Chris Swonger New Chief

FILED OCTOBER 17, 2018 The Distilled Spirits Council has a new chief. Industry veteran Chris Swonger will take the helm of the organization, effective November 12, relieving interim chief Clarkson Hine of his duties. You'll recall, the DSC began looking for a replacement for Kraig Naasz earlier this year, who left the spirits industry to rejoin his partners at Washington2 Advocates in the Pacific Northwest [see WSD 04-27-2018].
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