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Daily Archive: September 20, 2016

Exclusive: Empire Merchants, NY’s Largest Distributor, Files Federal Fraud Charges Against Part-Owner Charles Merinoff

Empire Merchants, New York’s biggest spirits and wine distributor, has fired CEO Lloyd Sobel and filed suit against co-owner Charlie Merinoff, claiming in federal court that the two men—and others, including Breakthru Beverage CEO Greg Baird—defrauded the company through their involvement in an interstate smuggling scheme. Continue reading →

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Exclusive: U.S. Spirits Volumes Projected To Rise 2.4% In 2016, According To Impact Databank

The U.S. spirits market is on pace to expand once again in 2016, which would mark its 21st consecutive annual gain, according to Impact Databank. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for September 20, 2016

•Duckhorn Wine Company has announced a gift to the Wine Spectator Learning Center at Sonoma State University’s Wine Business Institute.

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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for September 20, 2016

•Breakthru Beverage has expanded its craft and imported beer business in the Colorado market with the acquisition of distributor C.R. Goodman. Continue reading →

Posted in News on September 20, 2016