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.

Price Increases Negatively Impact Cuervo's Q1

FILED APRIL 28, 2017 Cuervo's volume and net sales in the US and Canada took a dive in Q1, according to the company's first public financial results out late last night. In its release Cuervo indicates the 3.5% sales decline and 17% volume decline in the region for the quarter ended March 31 was a result of price increases initiated on January 1, which led to higher volume shipments during the fourth quarter of F2016.
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Michael David Moves into North Coast via Acquisition

FILED APRIL 27, 2017 Silver Oak Cellars has sold its Geyserville property to Lodi-based Michael David Winery, owner of 7 Deadly Sins, Freakshow and Petite Petit. The acquisition, which includes the winery, tasting room and vineyards, marks Michael David's first entrance into the North Coast wine region.
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