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Charmer Sunbelt and Wirtz Beverage Unite to Form Breakthru Beverage Group, LLC
(New York, N.Y. and Chicago, Ill.) The Charmer Sunbelt Group and Wirtz Beverage Group, two of North America’s pre-eminent family-run distributors of wine, spirits and beer, announced today that the companies have signed an agreement to combine substantially all of their beverage alcohol operations....
10/20/15

Charles Merinoff Named Wine Enthusiast's Person of the Year
Wine Enthusiast Magazine recently named Charles Merinoff, chairman and chief operating officer of The Charmer Sunbelt Group, as its 2014 Person of the Year....
11/26/14

Reliable Churchill Brings 500 Jobs to Maryland
Towson, Md. -- Reliable Churchill, LLLP, the largest wine and spirits distributorship in Maryland, brings over 500 jobs to Baltimore County as the company opens a new operations and distribution center in White Marsh/Middle River....
9/17/14

CSG Acquires Remaining Interest in R&R Marketing
New York, N.Y., August 1, 2014 –The Charmer Sunbelt Group has acquired the remaining 50 percent of R&R Marketing, a premier wine and spirits distributorship servicing suppliers and customers in the state of New Jersey....
8/1/14

Beverage Distributors of Colorado Awarded Two Top Honors
The Charmer Sunbelt Group (CSG) is pleased to announce two outstanding honors given to Beverage Distributors Company (BDC), its member company in Colorado: Corporate Advocate of the Year, awarded by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Denver, and Company of the Year, received from the Aurora Chamber of Commerce....
5/27/14

WSET Presents Three-Minute Wine School
The Three-Minute Wine School, presented by the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET), is a collection of 21 short films on different wine styles and regions. The countries and regions represented include....
5/19/14

CSG Announces New Government and Regulatory Affairs Leadership
New York, N.Y., Jan. 21, 2014 – The Charmer Sunbelt Group (CSG), one of the nation’s leading distributors of fine wines and spirits, is pleased to announce the promotion of Jennifer Zenker to Vice President, Government and Regulatory Affairs, effective immediately....
1/21/14

CSG Names Robert Sirota VP, Business Development – Proximo
The Charmer Sunbelt Group, one of the nation’s leading distributors of fine wines and spirits, is pleased to announce the promotion of Rob Sirota to Vice President, Business Development – Proximo, effective January 2014....
10/17/13

CSG Names Rick Slaughter VP, Business Development – Brown-Forman
The Charmer Sunbelt Group, one of the nation’s leading distributors of fine wines and spirits, is pleased to announce the promotion of Rick Slaughter to Vice President, Business Development – Brown Forman, effective January 2014....
10/16/13

CSG Announces New Leadership in Pa.
The Charmer Sunbelt Group, one of the nation’s leading distributors of fine wines and spirits, is pleased to announce that PJ Horgan has been promoted to President, Capital Wine & Spirits Company (CWS) effective Sept. 1, 2013....
7/16/13

CSG Names Rodriguez VP, Business Development
The Charmer Sunbelt Group, one of the nation’s leading distributors of fine wines and spirits, is pleased to announce that Guillermo Rodriguez will join the organization as Vice President, Business Development, effective May 2013....
3/8/13

Gotham Magazine Interviews Chairman and CEO Charles Merinoff (PDF)
Read Gotham Magazine's interview with CEO Charles Merinoff about CSG's involvement in the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the upcoming Wine & Wishes event on March 14.
2/28/13

CSG and Glazer's Announce New Leadership Appointments
The Charmer Sunbelt Group and Glazer’s Distributors, two of the nation’s leading distributors of fine wines and spirits, are pleased to announce the appointment of Shawn Thurman as President of Alliance Beverage Distributing Company, the largest alcoholic beverage distributor in Arizona....
2/25/13

CSG Names New Executive Leadership Team in Va.
The Charmer Sunbelt Group, one of the nation’s leading distributors of fine wines and spirits, is pleased to announce the following changes to our senior leadership team in Virginia....
2/8/13

Sharon Charny Honored by Marriott International Hotels
On Tuesday, May 1, 2012, Sharon Charny, hotel headquarter director for The Charmer Sunbelt Group (CSG), was presented with the first-ever Beverage Innovation Excellence Award from Marriott International Hotels for her outstanding contributions to further global beverage training....
5/21/12

CSG's Charlie Merinoff Takes the Lead (PDF)
Read the Beverage Network's interview with Chairman and CEO Charles Merinoff about his chairmanship of the Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America and the opportunities and challenges facing the industry.
4/5/12

Ray Herrmann Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award
Bacardi USA (BUSA) bestowed its first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award upon The Charmer Sunbelt Group’s Chairman Emeritus Ray Herrmann at its recent Founders Award dinner in Coral Gables, Florida....
2/6/12

Kendall-Jackson to Be Featured on “Undercover Boss”
(Santa Rosa, Calif.) — In what is sure to be one of the most talked about episodes of the season, CBS today announced that Rick Tigner, president of Kendall-Jackson Winery — one of America’s favorite family-owned wineries — will be one of the next bosses to go undercover during the upcoming third season of the two-time Emmy Award-nominated reality series “Undercover Boss.” ...
1/19/12

Charmer Sunbelt Employees Deliver Holiday Cheer
He’s making his list and checking it twice. The reindeer have been fed, the elves are putting last-minute touches on toys and the sleigh has been outfitted with new turbo-charged runners....
12/20/11

Capital Wine & Spirits Helps Pennsylvania's Hungry
On Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011, for the fifth year, Capital Wine & Spirits, LLC, partnered with the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) to support the efforts of the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank’s Turkey Drive....
11/23/11

Premier Beverage Builds World’s Largest Wine Display
It’s turquoise and blue and a little bit orange. It towers above one’s head, has 11,550 feet and takes two tractor trailers to transport. It lives in a Wal-Mart store in Deerfield Beach, Florida....
11/22/11

CSG Wins WRAP Sponsorship Award
The Charmer Sunbelt Group (CSG) is pleased to announce that it received a Corporate Sponsorship award from the Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP) on Oct. 21 in Washington, D.C. ...
10/27/11

Distribution Agreement Made With Freixenet USA
The Charmer Sunbelt Group (CSG) has announced that Washington Wholesale has been appointed by Freixenet USA, recently named Importer of the Year by the Monterey Wine Competition, to exclusively distribute the Freixenet USA portfolio in Washington, D.C., effective Oct. 1....
9/27/11

CSG Named Top Technology Innovator by InformationWeek
The Charmer Sunbelt Group (CSG) was once again acknowledged by the InformationWeek 500, the annual listing of the nation’s most innovative users of business technology....
9/14/11

CSG Hosts Eighth Annual Wine and Wishes
The Charmer Sunbelt Group hosted the eighth annual Wine and Wishes wine auction and tasting on March 30 at Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers, in New York. The event, which benefits the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Metro New York, raised more than $600,000 ...
4/28/11

CSG Wins Excellence in Customer Service Award
The Charmer Sunbelt Group (CSG) has been presented with this year’s Excellence in Customer Service Award by the Shared Services & Outsourcing Network (SSON) ...
3/11/11

Merinoff Promoted to Chairman
NEW YORK, Feb. 21, 2011 -- The Charmer Sunbelt Group (CSG) announced today the election of Chief Executive Officer Charles Merinoff as chairman of the board of Sunbelt Holding Inc. ...
2/23/11

Zenker to Become Assistant Counsel
The Charmer Sunbelt Group (CSG) is pleased to announce that Jennifer Zenker has been promoted to assistant general counsel, effective March 1, 2011 ...
2/23/11

Educate for Life Benefits BBHI Fund
The seventh annual Educate for Life, to benefit the Julie E. Hammond Esq. Biden Breast Health Initiative Scholarship Fund, was held on Nov. 12 at the Brandywine Brewing Company Tavern and Grill in Greenville, Del. This evening of good food and drink included ...
12/28/10

Holiday Smiles Delivered
The weather outside might be frightful, and Jack Frost might be nipping at your nose, but nothing warms the spirit like seeing a needy child given a gift for the holidays that he or she might not otherwise have ...
12/15/10

CSG Appoints Key Executives
The Charmer Sunbelt Group (CSG) recently announced key promotions in its executive team. Andrew Crisses, currently CSG's general counsel, will become executive vice president, strategy and corporate affairs, and ...
12/7/10

CSG Named Top Technology Innovator
The Charmer Sunbelt Group (CSG) was honored to be included in this year's InformationWeek 500, an annual listing that identifies and honors the nation's most innovative users of information technology. With this annual list, InformationWeek ...
10/1/10

Virginia Distributing Company Acquired
Associated Distributors, LLC, a member of The Charmer Sunbelt Group (CSG), announced its plans to acquire the assets of Virginia Distributing Company of Richmond, Virginia. The parties anticipate closing the transaction on Oct. 1, 2010, subject to customary conditions ...
8/23/10

CSG Sponsors Correspondents Brunch and After Party (PDF)

Diageo Awards CSG 15 Golden Bars
In a showing that can only be called remarkable, The Charmer Sunbelt Group was awarded 15 Golden Bar awards from Diageo, the world's leading premium drinks company. These awards acknowledge our houses’ excellence across multiple categories, disciplines, and markets ...
7/27/10

Merinoff Honored by the UJA-Federation
Three hundred wine and spirits professionals gathered to honor Charles Merinoff, Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Charmer Sunbelt Group, with the Samuel Bronfman Memorial Award at the UJA-Federation of New York’s reception on Thursday, June 24, 2010, at the St. Regis in Manhattan ...
7/6/10

Distribution Center Awarded LEED Silver
The Charmer Sunbelt Group is proud to have been awarded LEED Silver Certification for its new state-of-the-art Premier Beverage Distribution Center in Tampa, Florida. The LEED Silver certification recognizes Premier Beverage’s efforts to ...

Wine and Wishes Event Held
Even in these challenging times, some of the world’s best-known wine suppliers came together with top New York restaurants to help raise funds for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Metro New York. W
ine and Wishes 2010 was a smashing success as hundreds ...

CSG Wins Shared Services Award
The Shared Services Outsourcing Network (SSON) has presented its annual Best New Captive Services Delivery Award to The Charmer Sunbelt Group (CSG) for demonstrating winning practices in captive and outsourced shared services. The recipients of ...

Healey Named to New Leadership Team
Bill Healey, Vice-President and Chief Supply Chain Officer for The Charmer Sunbelt Group, was named Chairman of the Alcohol Beverage Industry (ABI) Supply Chain Council. Coupled with this announcement was a new set of goals for the group ...

Premier Beverage Opens Warehouse
Premier Beverage, The Charmer Sunbelt Group’s Florida operation, has recently been recognized for its new state-of-the-art facility in Tampa. This LEED Silver-eligible facility just won Beverage World’s Facility of the Year and the ...

Herrmann Honored by WSWA
At its 67th Annual Convention and Exposition in Las Vegas, the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) bestowed its Lifetime Leadership award on Ray Herrmann, Chairman of The Charmer Sunbelt Group. This award is given to a wholesaler who ...