Eric Crane, CWE

Atlanta, GA Empire Distributors, Inc.
Eric Crane

Eric S. Crane, a Georgia native, is the Director of Training and Business Development for Empire Distributors, Inc. based in Atlanta, GA. He has achieved the title of Certified Wine Educator from the Society of Wine Educators and the title of Advanced Sommelier from the Court of Master Sommeliers.

As Empire’s Director of Training, Eric regularly teaches classes on wine and spirits to his company and customers. It’s been said he likes to talk about wine too much and loves the sound of his own voice. So there’s that. His spare time finds him enjoying his family and with his nose in either a book or a glass of wine. He’s a pretty horrible dancer in case you were wondering.


Accolades & Publications

  • Somms Under Fire – Finalist (2017)
  • The Court of Master Sommeliers – Advanced Sommelier (2010)
  • U.S. Sommelier Championship – Finalist (2010)
  • Society of Wine Educators – Certified Specialist of Spirits (2010), Certified Wine Expert (2006)

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