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Happy Birthday to LibDib!

The launch of LibDib was exactly one year ago today. What a year it has been! I am SO proud of what we have accomplished in such a short period of time. We have Makers and Resellers doing business together legally and efficiently. Our platform has sophisticated tools to help...

Why Treasury Wine Estates’ Distribution Overhaul Matters to Everyone

A couple weeks ago I gave a webinar on distribution to members of the American Craft Spirits Association. This group of truly craft producers shined a light on the fact that evolution of the three-tier system is absolutely necessary for their survival. These are small to mid-size distilleries who are...

Be Successful With LibDib

Every day at least three new Makers sign up on LibDib. Not all of them “go live” right away (due to compliance, waiting for other markets, or just poking around) but most have the same question: Tell me how to be successful using LibDib. LibDib is a different way of...

Bad Ass Female Makers

My absolute favorite part of this job is spending time with our Makers. I love listening to their stories, learning about innovations and thinking/brainstorming about where their products will sell best. It’s interesting to me and I love getting any and all feedback from them on the LibDib distribution model...

Samples Means Selling Now on LibDib: Reseller Sample Request

Samples. Yet another touchpoint for Makers to create their network of buyers. In this crazy world of beverage sales, any and all communications with a Buyer should be taken advantage of, especially if they reach out to you directly. That’s why LibDib is excited that Resellers can now request samples...

Things I Learned in Florida

I was invited to speak at the Beer Industry Summit this past Monday where I was a panel participant on an e-commerce panel. I also stayed for the Wine & Spirits Daily Summit the following day. Both summits were super interesting and I thought I would share some tidbits from...

Blue Finger

If you are a craft distiller, please join me for the rescheduled American Craft Spirits Association webinar, now on January 31 at 3:00 pm EST. To sign up and get more information, click here. I’ll be talking about all things distribution--not just LibDib--but my experiences and how to be successful...

How Retailers Benefit When Distribution Is Done Differently.

Over the Thanksgiving weekend, I received an email from a key buyer asking me to outline the benefits of LibDib to retailers such as himself. He was invited to the platform by a winery in Oregon that he had done business with years ago, who had ultimately lost their distributor...

Evolution is the Answer

The three-tier system. Those few words bring up a lot of emotion in the beverage industry. Repeal. Reform. Alternatives. I get it. Twenty years ago, I started selling my family’s wine. Over time, the distributors began to consolidate and then they consolidated some more. It became very difficult to navigate...

Amazon, Whole Foods, Online Wine Sales, and What I Think it Means

I have received a ton of emails this week based on the news about Amazon shutting down its online wine sales. Some people (mostly not in the industry) have expressed concern for me and for LibDib. Their thought was that online wine sales are not working and that the sky...

A Sad Week: Fires in Wine Country

Last week was a hard week. A terrible week really. It’s truly heartbreaking to see the fires unfold in the North Bay. Our thoughts are with everyone affected. And it continues. They are not expecting containment until at least this Friday. Many people have lost their lives. Thousands of people...