The French Republic Elevates Mel Dick to “Officier” of The Legion of Honor

Mel Dick, President of the Wine Division & Senior Vice President of Southern Wine & Spirits of America, has been elevated to Officier of The Legion of Honor. The honorable Gaël de Maisonneuve, Consul General of France in Miami, officially presented the title on February 9, 2011 during a ceremony at the French Consulate in Miami.

The French Republic first recognized Mel Dick in 2000 with the distinction of “Chevalier” of The Legion of Honor. This honor was bestowed in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the French wine, champagne, spirits and water industries. French President Nicolas Sarkozy confirmed Mel Dick’s elevation to “Officier”, when he signed an official decree on October 28, 2010.

This honor serves as a sign of France’s appreciation for Mel Dick’s dedication and contributions to the advancement of France and its culture. Created by Napoléon Bonaparte in 1802, The Legion of Honor is the highest honor given by the French Government. It acknowledges outstanding military and civil service and can be bestowed on foreigners as well as French citizens.

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