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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

Sara Harmelin

Sara Harmelin

Wholesaler Advisor

Allied Beverage Group

Monique Huston

Monique Huston

Wholesaler Advisor

Winebow Fine Wine & Spirits

Michael Klauer

Michael Klauer

Wholesaler Advisor

Colorado Beverage Team

 

Drew Levinson

Drew Levinson

Wholesaler Advisor

Breakthru Beverage Group

Ray Lombard

Ray Lombard

Wholesaler Advisory

Souther Glazer's Wine & Spirits

Rick Lopus

Rick Lopus

Wholesaler Advisor

Great Lakes Wine & Spirits

Ken Rosenberg

Ken Rosenberg

Wholesaler Advisor

Republic National Distributing Company

Justin Shaw

Justin Shaw

Wholesaler Advisor

M.S. Walker

John Bilello, Sweet Amber Distilling Co.

John Bilello

Brand Representative

Sweet Amber Distilling Co.

Mimi Buttenheim, 2021 WSWA Access Brand Representative

Mimi Buttenheim

Brand Representative

Mad River Distillers

Atlas Cheek, Treaty Oak Distilling Company

Atlas Cheek

Brand Representative

Treaty Oak Distilling

Bob Gunter, 2021 WSWA Access Brand Representative

Bob Gunter

Brand Representative

Kōloa Rum Company

Kat Hantas, 2021 WSWA Access Brand Representative

Kat Hantas

Brand Representative

21Seeds 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

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

Subir Singh of Mico Tequila, 2021 WSWA Access Brand Representative

Subir Singh

Brand Representative

Mico Tequila

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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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Feb 23, 2022

WSWA Opens 2022 Craft Brand Representative Application

Don’t miss your opportunity to get unparalleled access to the industry’s top craft brand builders!

Those interested in joining the 2022 WSWA Access Advisory Council as a Brand Representative should submit their digital application by March 11, 2022.

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Jan 10, 2022

WSWA Access Brand Representative Kat Hantas from 21Seeds Tequila Champions Three-Tier Alcohol Distribution in California

“The existing routes to market in California help new brands to compete. Importantly, these regulations promote stability in the marketplace that allows craft brands like mine to invest in future growth with confidence.” – Kat Hantas, CEO and Founder 21Seeds Tequila

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Dec 09, 2021

WSWA Access Launches Industry's First Distribution Playbook

“If [craft brands] follow the recommendations given in this Playbook [they’ll] be ready to pitch any wholesaler in any market throughout the U.S.”

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Oct 15, 2021

WSWA’s Access Craft Brands Announce Significant Brand Milestones

Distribution Partnerships and Bold Brand Activation Leads to the Growth of Craft Spirits in the U.S. 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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New Business Principles and Practices for A Post-COVID Marketplace 
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From One Case to One Million: What Happens After You Get To Market?
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Access A New Distribution Playbook: Get to Market with WSWA Access's Latest Resource
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So, You Want to Go Viral? Digital Marketing for Success
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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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Distribution & Scalability for Craft, Startup and Small Production Wine and Spirits
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WSWA PRESENTS, WSWA ACCESS
WSWA PRESENTS: Getting Craft Brands to Market

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
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.

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