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Mel Knox Barrel Broker

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Mel announces his retirement!


Welcome Welcome to the Mel Knox website. We (that’s the editorial we talking) have gone into semi-retirement but hope to provide information that is helpful. There is no newsletter anymore so don’t try to sign up for it.

 I represented two cooperages in North America:


1. Tonnellerie Francois Freres: Julie Guffy and gang now represent Francois Freres and Francois Freres Hungary in the United States of America and British Columbia. I advise her and then she ignores me and does what she wants.

2. Tonnellerie Taransaud: Moke Berg now represents Taransaud and Kadar in the Western United States, British Columbia, and Baja California. I advise him and sometimes he listens to me…about where we are going to lunch.