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CSG Fact Sheet

The Charmer Sunbelt Group (CSG) is one of the nation’s leading distributors of fine wines, spirits, beer, and other beverages. A group of privately held companies, CSG operates local distributor and/or brokerage houses in 15 markets: Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York (Metro and Upstate), Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.  Together, these companies employ more than 7,000 associates who bring to market some of the most valuable and well-known consumer brands in the world. CSG is a family-owned business that proudly serves as the critical link between wine and spirit suppliers, and the retail outlets where alcoholic beverage brands are legally and responsibly sold and enjoyed.

The vision of The Charmer Sunbelt Group is to be the distributor of choice for our suppliers, customers, associates, industry, and communities.

The Executive Team of The Charmer Sunbelt Group

Charles Merinoff, Chairman and CEO
Ray Herrmann, Chairman Emeritus
Greg Baird, COO

Gene Luciana, Executive Vice President, CFO and Chief Operations Officer

Andrew Crisses, Executive Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Affairs

Bob Catalani, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing

Kevin O’Neil, Executive Vice President, Diageo/Möet Hennessy

Ann Giambusso, Executive Vice President Human Resources

Arlyn Miller, Vice President, General Counsel

Kristen Bareuther, Vice President, Corporate Development


The Charmer Sunbelt Group (CSG) operates in 15 markets, which collectively account for about 36 percent of total U.S. spirit and wine consumption.

Alabama: Alliance Beverage of Alabama, LLC
Arizona: Alliance Beverage Distributing Company, LLC
Colorado: Beverage Distributors Company, LLC
Connecticut: Connecticut Distributors, Inc.
Delaware: United Distributors of Delaware, LLC
Florida: Premier Beverage Company, LLC
Maryland: Reliable Churchill, LLLP, and Bacchus Importers, Ltd.
Mississippi: Alliance Beverage of Mississippi, LLC 
New Jersey: R&R Marketing, LLC
New York: Empire Merchants (Metro NYC) and Empire Merchants North (Upstate)
Pennsylvania: Capital Wine & Spirits Company, LLC
South Carolina: Ben Arnold Beverage Company, LP
Virginia: Associated Distributors, LLC
Washington, D.C.: Washington Wholesale Liquor Company, LLC


CSG employs more than 7,000 associates.


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