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SGWS Promotes Scarpone to EVP and GM in PA

Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits has promoted Kim Scarpone to the role of Executive Vice President and General Manager, Pennsylvania. The move is effective immediately. In this role, Scarpone is responsible for the company’s performance in the...

Port Ellen Receives Approval for New Distillery Construction

Soon enough, whisky fans can sip Port Ellen without paying huge prices on the secondary market. This legendary “ghost distillery” — closed in the mid ’80s during the most recent Scotch nadir — recently received...

Brockmans Gin Brings on Former Jäger, Russian Standard Exec

Brockmans Gin has appointed former Mast-Jägermeister and Russian Standard Vodka executive Guy Lawrence to the newly created role of Managing Director. This comes as the company embarks on a new five-year growth plan designed...

RNDC, Pernod Ricard Partner with Uber For Safe Holiday Season

Republic National Distributing Company has partnered with Pernod Ricard and Uber to work torwards safer roads this holiday season. The partnership will sponsor the responsible consumption program “Cheers to A Safe Holiday Season,” gifting discounted...

SGWS Names New Senior Vice President, Supply Chain

Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits has promoted Stephanie Silvestre to Senior Vice President of Supply Chain, effective January 1, 2020. In her current role as Vice President of Supply Chain Planning and Logistics, a position...

Kate Hudson’s King St. Vodka Chooses LibDib for Distribution in CO and WI

In an effort to work with and support female entrepreneurs, Brand House has appointed LibDib to be the wholesale distributor of Kate Hudson’s King St. Vodka in Colorado and Wisconsin. The two female-founded companies —...

WSET Announces Three-Year Partnership with The Wine Show

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) has announced a three-year deal with The Wine Show to be the show’s official wine education partner. As part of the partnership, The Wine Show will host a WSET Education...

SGWS Announces Commercial Promotions

Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits has appointed Scott Oppenheimer as President of East Region, and Mark Chaplin as Vice President, Sales & Marketing. Both appointments are effective January 1, 2020. Oppenheimer will report to John Wittig,...

RNDC Gives $75,000 Sponsorship To American Heart Association

For the second consecutive year, Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC) will sponsor of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign. The $75,000 sponsorship reflects RNDC’s "spirit of responsibility to its associates and...

New Scotch and Bourbon Study and Certification Program Officially Launches

The Council of Whiskey Masters, based in Los Angeles, has introduced a dedicated certification program for whiskey professionals. Two separate Level 1 tracks, Certified Scotch Professional (CSP) and Certified Bourbon Professional (CBP), are now open...