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Daily Archive: December 9, 2016

Interview: Marc Taub, President & CEO, Palm Bay International And Esprit du Vin

Yesterday, SND exclusively reported that the Taub family has agreed to acquire Pasternak Wine Imports from Bordeaux’s DBR Lafite for an undisclosed sum. The Pasternak portfolio will be merged into the Taubs’ Esprit du Vin (EDV) company, which is separate from its Palm Bay International organization and has its own management, sales and marketing teams. It’s a major deal that will more than double EDV’s size, with Pasternak’s 450,000 cases now added to bring EDV’s total volume to 760,000 cases. EDV will welcome onboard most of the Pasternak sales and marketing organization, but Pasternak president and CEO Stephen Brauer won’t be joining the group. Brauer told SND that he’s moving back to the West Coast in early January (he has a home in Sonoma), and will be actively seeking new opportunities. SND senior editor Daniel Marsteller interviewed Marc Taub, president and CEO of both EDV and Palm Bay, to explore the Pasternak deal and the growth prospects for newly enlarged EDV.  Continue reading →

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Whisky Advocate Begins 23rd Annual Awards Countdown

The 23rd annual Whisky Advocate awards have kicked off, with the magazine this morning naming Bainbridge Yama American Single Grain Barley Mizunara Japanese Oak Cask as its Craft Whiskey of the Year. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for December 9, 2016

•Illinois-based importer Winesellers, Ltd. has added Spanish vermouth Bodegas Oliveros to its portfolio. Continue reading →

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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for December 9, 2016

•Mexican brewer Cerveza Minerva has named Pabst Brewing as its exclusive importer in the U.S. market. Continue reading →

Posted in News on December 9, 2016