Steve Raye’s new podcast Get U.S. Market-Ready with Italian Wine People is dedicated to the personalities who have been working in the Italian wine sector in the U.S. Here he uses some of the lessons he has learned from 30 years in the wine and spirits business, helping brands enter and grow in the U.S. market. Throughout, Steve will discuss their experiences, challenges and personal stories – uncovering their stories and shedding light on current trends, business strategies, and their unique brands.
In this episode Steve interviews Cheryl Durzy, LibDib Founder & CEO
Cheryl Murphy Durzy managed wholesale sales for her family’s 80,000 case winery, Clos LaChance, for over 17 years. In June 2016, she started LibDib, the ﬁrst alcohol distributor and technology company to oﬀer a three-tier compliant web-based platform. Cheryl has a full understanding of the industry and issues regarding alcohol distribution in U.S. She is passionate about evolving the current system by oﬀering all small, family-owned wineries and distilleries an opportunity to sell their products to the businesses that want them. She is truly entrenched in the industry, sitting on several boards including the California Sustainable Wine Association and Free the Grapes.