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.

SVB: Something "is changing" in the Wine Biz

FILED JANUARY 19, 2018 Despite some one-off recessionary years where US wine consumption took a dive, the long-term volume trends for the wine category have consistently increased. In 1979 US consumers drank just over 300 million gallons annually, and now its much closer to 800 million gallons.
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Beam Accuses Former Exec of Sharing Trade Secrets

FILED JANUARY 18, 2018 Beam Suntory is taking Rudy Costello, its former vp and general sales manager, to court for allegedly violating a confidentiality and non-compete agreement he made last year.
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