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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 →

Posted in News on December 9, 2016

News Briefs for November 23, 2015

•U.S. district judge Jeffrey T. Miller has denied a motion by Fifth Generation, parent company of Tito’s Handmade Vodka, to block a proposed class action suit over Tito’s labeling. Continue reading →

Posted in News on November 23, 2015

Interview, Part I: Domaines Barons de Rothschild Targets Major Expansion In U.S.

Just over a year ago, Bordeaux-based Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) became sole owner of its U.S. sales and marketing company, Pasternak Imports. DBR already had a majority stake in Pasternak, but gaining full control has become a springboard for its goal of tripling the size of its U.S. business within the next five years. SND executive editor David Fleming met with DBR president and CEO Christophe Salin and Pasternak president and CEO Stephen Brauer to discuss plans to achieve that goal. Continue reading →

Posted in News on February 21, 2014