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LibDib Courting More Importers

  WSD BRIEFS: LIBDIB COURTING MORE IMPORTERS. Liberation Distribution, a web-based distribution company operating in NY and CA, is looking to build its stable of alcohol importers. LibDib founder Cheryl Durzy says both California and New York are open for business to anyone who is licensed and wants to sell...

Companies in 47 States are Now Using Liberation Distribution

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Liberation DistributionTM (LibDibTM), the first technology company to offer a three-tier compliant web-based platform to sell wholesale alcohol, is calling all wine, beer and spirits producers in the states of Arkansas, Nebraska and North Dakota to join LibDib today and start selling to restaurants and retailers in...

LibDib Turns One

Liberation Distribution, the first technology company to offer a three-tier compliant web-based platform to sell wholesale alcohol,  celebrated the one-year anniversary of distribution done differently. A year ago, today, LibDib launched their online platform and for the first time all beer, wine and spirits producers were given an option for...

3-tier change-up: Wineries explore new distribution models

Over the past decade, distributor consolidation has jarred the producer-to-wholesaler ratio, and this evolution is testing the long-standing three-tier system. With many more wineries to a shrinking number of distributors, it is becoming increasingly difficult for small producers, in particular, to get their wines to market. Producers and many smaller...

Three-Tier Innovations: It’s Now a Little Easier to Drink the Wine You Want

There are lots of great wines being made by small producers all over the U.S. The problem is it’s hard to get your hands on them because of the three-tier distribution system. Happily, because of some innovative business models, we are beginning to get some work-arounds that will help get...

New Company Rapidly Changing How 3-Tier Alcohol Distribution Happens

Cheryl Durzy with WINnovation Award, photo courtesy of North Bay Business Journal   The vast majority of wineries in the US produce less than 5,000 cases, and they’ve been essentially blocked from three-tier distribution because distributor giants focus on the big brands and won’t take on small ones. Cheryl Durzy,...

Top Ten Wine News Stories of 2017

Posted by Tom Wark on Dec 5, 2017   Wine News in 2017 was big and varied. Lots of big changes and big events. Some of it was predictable. Other news, well not so predictable. Here are my Top 10 Wine News Stories of 2017. They are not presented in...

A Young Online Beverage Alcohol Three-Tier System, LibDib, Evolves

Its official name is Liberation Distribution ™ (LibDib ™), and it calls itself “ the first technology company to offer a three-tier compliant web-based platform to sell wholesale alcohol .” Founded in 2016 in San Jose, California, launched in March 2017, the eight month-old LibDib is an online distributor of alcoholic beverages. In an...