Terlato, Distell Tap Ballew As COO Of TD Artisan SpiritsMay 6, 2016
After forming TD Artisan Spirits late last year, Terlato Wines and South Africa’s Distell Group have tapped drinks industry veteran David Ballew to manage the joint venture as its chief operating officer. Ballew has more than 30 years of drinks industry experience, and was most recently senior vice president of sales for the Diageo Moët Hennessy portfolio at Glazer’s. In his new role, Ballew will report to Bill Terlato CEO of Terlato Wine. TD Artisan Spirits was created last November, when Terlato agreed to merge its burgeoning spirits operations with Distell’s in the U.S. market. The 50-50 joint venture operates as a division of Terlato Wines and currently sells around 150,000 cases of spirits annually.Subscribe to Shanken News Daily’s Email Newsletter, delivered to your inbox each morning.