Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. Promotes Ted Simpkins to Executive V.P. Winery Relations of California’s Wine Districts
December 15th, 2009 – Miami, FL – Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc., the nation’s leading wine and spirits distributor is pleased to announce that Ted Simpkins, Sr. Vice President and Managing Director of Southern Wine & Spirits of California effective January 1, 2010, will assume the additional role of Executive Vice President, Winery Relations of California’s Wine Districts.

“Ted has spent the last 10 years living in the wine country. His passion and knowledge of the Great Wines of Napa and Sonoma are qualifications that make him ideally suited and prepared in assuming these new responsibilities,” said Mel Dick, President, Wine Division of Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. “Ted will be a valuable resource and sounding board for our mid to small winery partners and will interact with our various General Managers and Wine Managers throughout the country to ensure that we are meeting the wineries’ expectations,” said Wayne E. Chaplin, President and Chief Operating Officer of Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. Harvey R. Chaplin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc., added that, “Since Ted’s arrival in California in the 1980’s, his contribution to our company has been unmatched. He put Southern Wine & Spirits of California on the map and we have had an incredible run over the past 20 years. His hard work and dedication is something that Wayne and I and the entire Southern Wine & Spirits team are extremely grateful for.”

While continuing to act as Sr. Vice President, Managing Director of Southern Wine & Spirits of California, providing oversight and strategic direction to Top Management, Ted will assume the additional responsibility as the Company’s Executive V.P. of Winery Relations of California’s Wine Districts; he will also be exploring new opportunities for brands that will fit well within the SWS portfolio as we continue to look for new, great wines from these vital and important wine growing regions.

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About Southern Wine & Spirits of America
Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. is the nation’s largest wine and spirits distributor with current operations in 29 states. The multi-state distributor currently operations in: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Kentucky, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Mississippi, New Hampshire, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia-as well as the additional seven states of Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and Utah through the Southern-Odom/Spirits West partnership. On a national basis, Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. employs more than 10,000 team members. For more information, contact: www.southernwine.com.

Posted on Tuesday, December 15, 2009 (Archive on Friday, January 01, 2010)
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