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: Amazon Wine to Shut Down by the End of the Year

FILED OCTOBER 23, 2017 Several wine companies will soon lose an avenue to sell their products. Amazon will be shutting down Amazon Wine by the end of the year, according to a message sent to Amazon Wine sellers, reports Recode. The company didn't share the reasons why, but many think it has to do with potential tied-house laws violations thanks to its recent acquisition of Whole Foods.
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Do-It-Yourselfers Force Restaurants to Up Their Game

FILED OCTOBER 23, 2017 Last week we published the first part of our interview with Cohn Restaurant Group wine and beverage manager Maurice DiMarino [see WSD 10-18-2017]. Today we'll pick up right where we left off.
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