Sarah Palin recently announced her new job as a commentator on Fox News but she has another gig coming up. She will be the keynote speaker at the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) convention in Las Vegas in April. What might the former VP Candidate have to say to the alcohol industry? Wine Spectator quotes a statement from WSWA president Craig Wolf that says, “Governor Palin is a great supporter of America’s free enterprise system and understands that industries like the beverage alcohol industry play a key role in driving our national economy. We’re proud and honored to welcome her as a speaker.”
One of the key agendas of the WSWA is getting the approval for wineries and retailers to ship to consumers nationwide, it will be interesting to see if Palin weighs in on the current baroque ‘three tier system’ of wholesalers, retailers and middlemen currently in place.
Her fee for the appearance hasn’t been announced but it has been said that she can get as much as $100,000 for a speech. Palin is not associated with the Palin wine label which suffered a drop in sales after she was announced as a VP candidate for the Republican party. It’s not really clear what her personal drinking status is.
By Deidre Woollard | Source :: www.luxist.com