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‘Together, We Worked Through the Adversities’ Says Marc D. Taub, Person of the Year | Wine Enthusiast’s 2020 Wine Star Awards

Marc D Taub / Photo by Michael J. Snell

CEO, Palm Bay International and Taub Family Selections

“Credit must go to my amazing family of employees and our long-term supplier partners,” said Marc D. Taub upon learning he had been named Wine Star Person of the Year. “Together, we worked through the adversities and inspired each other to reach greater heights, to firmly establish our path forward, and to cement a stronger, more positive shared future.”

Taub is president and CEO of sister organizations Palm Bay International and Taub Family Selections and represents the third generation of his family to work in the import and wholesale business. He was referencing the past year, calling it, “the most difficult period I can recall.”

Despite the many challenges of 2021, Taub led his team with resilience and succeeded. Since the start of the novel coronavirus pandemic, Taub’s businesses have showed strong performances, especially for the company’s biggest brands, in particular Cavit and Roscato. A new, modernized focus on sweet wines, particularly within the Confetti and Roscato labels, showed great retail interest and return.

As on-premise sales withered during shutdowns, his fine wine team pivoted to retail placement for many of its top producers, including Bertani, Jean-Luc Colombo, Los Vascos, Planeta, Rocca delle Macìe, Saget La Perrière, Salentein and Trimbach.

Taub also invested heavily in growing the team at his New York based distribution company, Independence Wine & Spirits (IWS). This funding enabled IWS’s swift development and success.