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WSWA Launches WSWA Access: A Hub for Craft, Startup and Small Production Wine & Spirits
WSWA ACCESS: Distribution & Scalability for Craft, Startup and Small Production Wine and Spirits

Meet the WSWA Access Advisory Council

The WSWA Access Advisory Council is made up of craft, start-up and small production wine & spirits brand leaders, WSWA members and industry partners working together to develop expert guidance, resources and best practices that help brands navigate industry challenges and identify opportunities in an effort to further enhance a smartly regulated and successful U.S. alcohol marketplace.

Cheryl Durzy

Cheryl Durzy

Wholesaler Advisor

LibDib

Ray Lombard

Ray Lombard

Wholesaler Advisory

Souther Glazer's Wine & Spirits

Michael Klauer

Michael Klauer

Wholesaler Advisor

Colorado Beverage Team

 

Sara Harmelin

Sara Harmelin

Wholesaler Advisor

Allied Beverage Group

Rick Lopus

Rick Lopus

Wholesaler Advisor

Great Lakes Wine & Spirits

Ken Rosenberg

Ken Rosenberg

Wholesaler Advisor

Republic National Distributing Company

Drew Levinson

Drew Levinson

Wholesaler Advisor

Breakthru Beverage Group

Kat Hantas, 2021 WSWA Access Brand Representative

Kat Hantas

Brand Representative

21Seeds Tequila

Scott Neil, 2021 WSWA Access Brand Representative

Scott Neil

Brand Representative

American Freedom Distillery

Phillip Rawleigh, 2021 WSWA Access Brand Representative

Phillip Rawleigh

Brand Representative

Distillery 291 Colorado Whiskey

Bob Gunter, 2021 WSWA Access Brand Representative

Bob Gunter

Brand Representative

Kōloa Rum Company

Mimi Buttenheim, 2021 WSWA Access Brand Representative

Mimi Buttenheim

Brand Representative

Mad River Distillers

Subir Singh of Mico Tequila, 2021 WSWA Access Brand Representative

Subir Singh

Brand Representative

Mico Tequila

Alexei Khimenko, 2021 WSWA Access Brand Representative

Alexei Khimenko

Brand Representative

MyStory Wine Company

Susan Lambert, 2021 WSWA Access Brand Representative

Susan Lambert

Brand Representative

Remington Family Distillers

John Bilello, Sweet Amber Distilling Co.

John Bilello

Brand Representative

Sweet Amber Distilling Co.

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WSWA Access is on a mission to develop and work closely with craft, start-up and small production wine & spirits brands by providing expert guidance, resources and best practices that help labels navigate industry challenges and identify opportunities in an effort to further enhance a smartly regulated and successful U.S. alcohol marketplace. 

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Dec 09, 2020

WSWA Launches WSWA Access: A Hub for Craft, Startup and Small Production Wine and Spirits

Wholesalers and industry partners will work to develop expert guidance, resources and best practices that help brands navigate industry challenges and identify opportunities

Those interested in joining WSWA Access Advisory Council as a Brand Representative should submit application by January 13, 2021

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WSWA Access Virtual Programming

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Building Your Distribution Playbook: From Pitch to Deal
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Labeled for Success: What Goes Into a Label?
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Wine-ding Up On The Menu - Getting Your Wine Label In Restaurants
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Regulatory Resources
Federal

Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB)
The federal agency responsible for beverage alcohol regulation.

TTB Statutes
The federal laws applicable to the beverage alcohol industry.

TTB Regulations
The federal rules applicable to the beverage alcohol industry.

TTB Labeling
Information on the TTB’s requirements for obtaining an approved beverage alcohol label.

TTB Trade Practices
Information on TTB’s requirements governing interaction between industry members.

State

National Conference of State Liquor Administrators (NCSLA)
The National organization representing state alcohol regulators in furtherance of effective beverage alcohol policy and regulation.

National Alcohol Beverage Control Association (NABCA)
The National association representing control state systems to protect public health and safety and ensure responsible and efficient systems for beverage alcohol distribution and sales.

Resources

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WSWA Access: Tito's Homemade Vodka Case Study
WSWA Access: Buzzballz Case Study
Tips for Getting Your Brand to Market: Wholesaler Perspective with Sara Harmelin
Tips for Getting Your Brand to Market: Wholesaler Perspective with Drew Levinson

WSWA Access Hall of Fame

Craft, startup and small production wine and spirits have been partnering with wholesalers for decades, bringing you some of the most well-known labels on the market! Check out how successful partnerships with WSWA member wholesalers made these labels household names:

WSWA Access Tito's Homemade Vodka Case Study
WSWA Access 21 Seeds Case Study
WSWA Access Buzzballz Case Study