Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) elected Doug Shaw, president, M.S. Walker, Inc. Chairman of the Board. Addressing the association at its annual membership meeting in Washington, D.C., Shaw urged distributors to continue strengthening the three-tier system, the most efficient and safest alcohol distribution system in the world.
Tom Wark, the publicist who put retailer direct shipping on the map, is at it again. He's created a website, "Fermenting Changes," to promote an alternative to the three-tier system of alcohol regulation. “The three-tier system was created in the early 1930s after repeal of Prohibition and with the goal