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Raising a glass to the booming alcohol industry - Feature on Marc Sorini

May 06, 2014

Marc Sorini got his first taste of life as an alcohol lawyer two decades ago as a young attorney working for the California winery that makes the wine known as "Two-Buck Chuck." Sorini, now head of McDermott Will & Emery's alcohol regulatory and distribution group in Washington, was part of the legal team for Bronco Wine Co., which produces Trader Joe's Charles Shaw label - commonly known as Two-Buck Chuck. The winery was facing off against regulators who claimed the brand name of a wine, Rutherford Vineyards, was misleading because it did not reflect the region where the grapes were grown.