Federal regulators came down upon the Union City workplaces of the nation’s largest liquor wholesaler on Wednesday, investing the majority of the day at the Southern Glazer’s White wine & & Spirits structure on Dowe Avenue.The Internal Revenue Service(INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE )and the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB )”were taken part in an official activity at Southern Glazer’s yesterday,”stated Jennifer Chiou, public information officer for the internal revenue service.”We were there most of the day.”
A representative for the TTB, Tom Hogue, also confirmed that the company had been “participated in main action in Union City.” Neither company would reveal more info.
The TTB, which operates under the Treasury Dept., is in charge of imposing federal alcohol laws. It collects import tax taxes, regulates alcohol advertising and makes sure that there is a competitive, level playing field for producers, importers and wholesalers of alcohol. (The bureau likewise controls tobacco and guns.)
The internal revenue service is the federal government’s tax collection agency and implements federal tax code.
The history of Southern Glazer’s dates to 1909, when Louie Glazer distributed soda from a wagon in Texas. His sons established a bigger business in 1933, upon the repeal of Prohibition, distributing popular alcohol brands like Schlitz beer. The company is now the largest wholesaler of wine and spirits in the U.S., selling items like Svedka vodka, Corona beer and Moet & & Chandon Champagne to retailers and restaurants.
Reached by phone on Thursday, a representative for Southern Glazer’s, Lee Schrager, stated he had no understanding of the federal regulators’ actions on Wednesday. Other workers at the Union City office declined to comment.
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Esther Mobley is The San Francisco Chronicle’s senior white wine critic. Email: [email protected] Twitter: @Esther_mobley