Southern Wine & Spirits-Frederick P. Winner of Maryland and DC Strengthen Senior Sales Teams
(Miami, FL, September 29, 2010) – Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. (Southern), the nation’s largest wine and spirits distributor, and Frederick P. Winner, Ltd. (F.P. Winner), the Maryland-based malt beverage, wine and spirits distributor, today announced the appointment of William “Barry” Cregan to the position of Vice President, General Sales Manager of both of their Maryland and DC joint venture organizations. Cregan will report directly to Steven Dick, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the two joint ventures, Southern Wine & Spirits-F.P. Winner of Maryland and DC.

"Barry is a talented executive with 27 years of outstanding beverage industry service, working the last nine years as the Director of Divisional Sales for a large wine and spirits distributor competitor in the region. With his in-market knowledge and unrivalled sales experience, we are pleased at the focus and skill he will bring to our supplier partners’ brands and our customers’ businesses throughout the Maryland-DC area,” commented Steven Dick.

Brad Vassar, Southern’s Executive Vice President & General Manager, added,” With their combined industry expertise in sales and marketing we have great confidence that both Barry and Steven Dick will build and train a truly high-performing sales organization in the Maryland and DC area.”

Marc Winner, Chairman and President of F.P. Winner, added, “Barry’s industry experience in the region and his relationships across the industry make him uniquely qualified for this role. We look forward to welcoming him to Southern Wine & Spirits-F.P. Winner of Maryland and DC.”

Cregan’s appointment is effective as of Sept. 1, 2010.

About Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc.
Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. is the nation’s largest wine and spirits distributor with operations in 32 markets. The multi-state distributor currently operates in: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Kentucky, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, 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. Southern also has a presence in Maryland and the District of Columbia through a joint venture with F.P. Winner Wine & Spirits. Southern has recently announced the pending formation of a joint venture in Minnesota with J.J. Taylor Distributing Company—and holds operating licenses and permits in Nebraska and Texas. On a national basis, Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. employs more than 11,000 team members. For more information contact:

About Frederick P. Winner, Ltd.
Frederick P. Winner, Ltd. has been in the Beverage Alcohol distribution business since 1958 representing suppliers of malt beverages, wines and spirits throughout the state of Maryland. Winner began operations in Washington DC during 2009, and is looking forward to expanding the business there as well as in its home state of Maryland through the new joint venture with Southern Wine and Spirits of America.

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