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.

John Anthony Exec on the Success of JaM Cellars

FILED MAY 23, 2018 John Anthony Family of Wines opened its doors in 2003, beginning with the John Anthony and Farm Napa Valley brands. But the company didn't explode onto the national stage until 2009 when the winery introduced JaM Cellars to the portfolio. JaM Cellars has grown from about 1,000 cases in its first year to 860,000 cases last year. In 2017 the brand grew more than 100,000 cases with double-digit increases, according to Nielsen [see WSD 01-26-2018], and now they've added a rose and are getting into the canned wine game.
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Wine, Spirits Trends Slowing in Q2

FILED MAY 22, 2018 We're about halfway through the second quarter of 2018, so we're digging into how wine and spirits are performing so far this quarter on the Drizly platform as we move into the summer months.
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