For those adults who choose to drink, they should do so in moderation and responsibly at all times – even when spending more time at home. Here are some tips to keep in mind.
The Spirited Advocate Podcast brings together leaders in the distilled spirits industry to discuss pressing issues of the day. Host Chris Swonger and his guests explore it all while enjoying their favorite cocktail or distilled spirit.
The DISCUS Code covers both the responsible placement and content of beverage alcohol advertising and marketing materials, as well as provides detailed digital and media buying guidelines.
We are in this together! There are hundreds of distillers producing hand sanitizer for communities across the US to fight COVID-19. They are #DistillersUnited4ACause.
Insights and Podcasts
Spirited Advocate Podcast) Episode 24: Ron Gomes, Painted Stave Distillery
As owner of the only Black-owned distillery in Delaware, Ron Gomes is redefining the spirits industry and making great drinks along the way. His path to craft distiller is unlike any other and his background in science makes for an interesting perspective on how spirits should be made. Gomes speaks to the challenges he’s faced in starting Painted Stave Distillery to remaining viable during the pandemic, noting that part of surviving as a small business is always remaining nimble.
Spirited Advocate Podcast) Episode 23: John Ralph, Intrepid Spirits
John Ralph, CEO and founder of Intrepid Spirits, got his start in the spirits industry nearly 20 years ago and has worked in Ireland, China and now the U.S. From reviving old brands to building new ones, John covers his "digital-first" approach during COVID times and what shifts in the market we can expect to see even after the end of the pandemic. From comparing different markets to describing his favorite bar, he and host Chris Swonger dive into all things spirits on this episode.
Spirited Advocate Podcast) Episode 22: Wilbur’s Total Beverage
With more than 20 years of experience in the retail industry, Mat Dinsmore, managing partner of Wilbur's Total Beverage in Fort Collins, Colorado, joins the Spirited Advocate podcast to discuss how COVID flipped retail operations upside down, what changes he has seen in consumer habits and how to bring brands to life through cultivating relationships. Dinsmore also speaks to operating as a responsible alcohol retailer in a college town and maintaining those guardrails with his expansion into home delivery.
Spirited Advocate Podcast) Episode 21: The Spirits Network
Nick Buzzell, CEO and founder of Spirits Network, discusses how he came up with the idea for a shoppable entertainment platform specifically related to distilled spirits. With original series, mini-documentaries, and cocktail how-to videos, Spirits Network has a broad range of content for spirits enthusiasts and novices alike. The platform is expanding the world of spirits into the homes of consumers and helping brands reach more people. All that and more on this week's Spirited Advocate Podcast.