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Daily Archive: December 9, 2013

Interview: Sherry-Lehmann CEO Chris Adams

New York City retail institution Sherry-Lehmann will celebrate its 80th anniversary next year. Ahead of that milestone, the company—which has annual revenues of above $45 million—last month welcomed a new partner to its business, corporate finance veteran Kris Green. Green joined the group following the departure of former president and leading shareholder Michael Yurch, who left November 1 to start a new wine marketing and strategy firm, Bluest Sky Group. Sherry-Lehmann’s ownership is now split amongst Green, chairman and CEO Chris Adams, COO Shyda Gilmer and Michael Aaron, son of founder Jack Aaron. Shanken News Daily recently caught up with Adams to find out what the change means for the business and discuss the outlook for the critical holiday selling season. Continue reading →

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Accused Wine Counterfeiter Rudy Kurniawan Goes on Trial

Wine Spectator reports that 20 months after his arrest by the FBI, accused wine counterfeiter Rudy Kurniawan will finally go on trial today, in a Lower Manhattan federal court room. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for December 9, 2013

•Rémy Cointreau’s Rémy Martin V has tapped The Brooklyn Brothers to serve as its creative partner and develop an upcoming marketing campaign. Continue reading →

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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for December 9, 2013

•Alamo Beer Company is set to begin construction on its $8 million craft brewery near historic downtown San Antonio. Continue reading →

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