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Southern believes it has a responsibility to encourage and promote responsible consumption not just to our employees but with our partners in the industry and in the communities in which we do business.

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SWS Strengthens its Senior Operations and Information Technology Team
Tuesday, June 27, 2006 (3950 reads)


MIAMI - May 17, 2006 – Lee F. Hager, Vice President, Secretary and Chief Administrative Officer of Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc., the country’s largest wine and spirits distributor with operations soon to be in 27 states, today announced two senior executive appointments designed to strengthen Southern’s Senior Operations and...

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SWS Expands Human Resources Team ~ Michael Head Named Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Tuesday, June 27, 2006 (5217 reads)


MIAMI - May 16, 2006 – Lee F. Hager, Vice President, Secretary and Chief Administrative Officer of Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc., the country’s largest wine and spirits distributor with operations in 21 states, and pending in six more states, today announced two senior Human Resources appointments.

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SWS and Alaska Distributors Co. Form Southern Wine/Spirits West
Tuesday, June 27, 2006 (3609 reads)


MIAMI - April 18, 2006: In a strategic partnership whose aim is to strengthen wine and spirits brokerage operations across six Northwest states, Wayne E. Chaplin, President and Chief Operating Officer of Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc., Miami, Florida, the country’s largest wine and spirits distributor with operations in 21 states, and pending in six...

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Remembering Sidney Chaplin, Exec VP, GM for SWS of Nevada
Tuesday, June 27, 2006 (3630 reads)


MIAMI, March 2, 2006 – Sidney Chaplin, Executive Vice President, General Manager, Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada, a division of Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc., died on March 2, 2006; he was 82 and died after a short illness in Miami, Florida.

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SWS Finalizes Formation of SWS of Mississippi
Tuesday, June 27, 2006 (5186 reads)


MIAMI, February 1, 2006 - Wayne E. Chaplin, President and Chief Operating Officer at Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc., the country's largest wine and spirits distributor with operations in 21 states, today announced the formation of Southern Wine & Spirits of...

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SWS Appoints John Thomas as VP, National Sales Director for Wal-Mart and Sam's Club
Tuesday, June 27, 2006 (2606 reads)


MIAMI - January, 2006 – Brad Vassar, Executive Vice President – General Manager of Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc., the country’s largest wine and spirits distributor with operations in 21 states, today announced that John Thomas has been appointed Vice...

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SWS of Florida Appoints Jorge Picos as VP, Director of Sales & Marketing
Tuesday, June 27, 2006 (3123 reads)


MIAMI - January 31, 2006 – Steve Power, Executive Vice President – General Manager of Southern Wine & Spirits of Florida, a division of Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc., the country’s largest wine and spirits distributor with operations in 21 states, today...

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SWS of Arizona Joins Statewide Program to Prevent Underage Drinking
Tuesday, June 27, 2006 (2493 reads)


PHOENIX, ARIZONA - January, 2006 - Having joined dozens of Arizona’s leading wine, spirits and beer distributors in a statewide program to prevent underage drinking, Michael Jahn, Executive Vice President Southern Wine & Spirits of Arizona, received a letter of...

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SWS Names Tom Collins VP, GM for South Carolina
Tuesday, June 27, 2006 (2434 reads)


Miami – January 17, 2006 – Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc., the country’s largest wine and spirits distributor with operations in 21 states, including one pending acquisition in a control state market, today announced the appointment of Tom Collins as...

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SWS Announces Recipient of Anne Bennet Scholarship
Tuesday, June 27, 2006 (2202 reads)


MIAMI -December 20, 2005 - Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc., the nation’s largest wine and spirits distributor with operations in 20 states and pending in one more, is proud to announce that Maria Ramirez, an honor student at the School of Hospitality and...

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SWS Named Exclusive Distributor for Chateau Coufran
Tuesday, June 27, 2006 (2196 reads)


MIAMI - December 1, 2005 - Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc., the nation’s largest wine and spirits distributor with operations in 20 states and pending in one more, is proud to announce its appointment as the exclusive U.S. distributor for Château Coufran, according to Mel Dick, President-Wine Division/Senior Vice President, SWS of America.  The agreement was signed in...

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Paul Criscuolo Named VP & GM for SWS North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia Operations
Tuesday, June 27, 2006 (7780 reads)


MIAMI - December 7, 2005 – Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc., the country’s largest wine and spirits distributor with operations in 20 states and pending in one more, today announced the appointment of Paul Criscuolo as Vice President, General Manager for the Company’s operations in North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia, according to Brad...

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SWS Forms New Corporate Marketing Group
Tuesday, June 27, 2006 (2388 reads)


MIAMI - October 18, 2005 – Brad Vassar, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc., the country’s largest wine and spirits distributor with operations in 19 states, and pending in two more, announced the formation of a new Corporate Marketing Group to serve in support of Corporate and Divisional executives to...

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SWS Forms Team to Oversee Control State Divisions
Tuesday, June 27, 2006 (9894 reads)


  MIAMI – September 8, 2005 – Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc., the country largest wine and spirits distributor with operations in 19 states and pending in two more, today announced the formation of the first-ever National Organization within the Distribution-Broker Tier of the wine and spirits industry to focus exclusively on the needs of Control State...

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SWS Establishes Gulf State Hurricane Katrina Relief Drive
Tuesday, June 27, 2006 (1898 reads)


MIAMI - September 6, 2005 - Participating in growing national public and private relief efforts to aid the victims, families and communities affected by Hurricane Katrina, Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc, the country’s largest wine and spirits distributor, today announced it was establishing a $100,000 matching relief fund for its more than 10,000...

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SWS Forms Strategic Programs Group
Tuesday, June 27, 2006 (2777 reads)


MIAMI - August 2, 2005 – Brad Vassar, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc., the country’s largest wine and spirits distributor with operations soon to be in 20 states, today announced the formation of a new Strategic Programs Group to serve in support of Corporate and Divisional executives with strategy...

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SWS Announces Formation of SWS of Mississippi
Tuesday, June 27, 2006 (2008 reads)


MIAMI, July 25, 2005 – Wayne E. Chaplin, President and Chief Operating Officer of Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc., the country’s largest wine and spirits distributor with operations currently in 19 states announced today that Southern Wine & Spirits will...

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Dates for 2006 South Beach Wine & Food Festival Announced
Tuesday, June 27, 2006 (1867 reads)


Southern Wine & Spirits, a proud sponsor of the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, announced the dates for the 2006 event: February 24 - 26th

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UM Medical School Honors Memory of Jay Weiss
Tuesday, June 27, 2006 (2153 reads)


On June 7, 2005 family and friends dedicated the Jay W. Weiss sculpture and the Jay W. Weiss Ambulatory Care Center on the campus of UM/Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Jay Weiss, a co-founder of Southern Wine & Spirits, passed away in January 2004.

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Harvey Chaplin Inducted into Sky Ranch Foundation Hall of Fame
Tuesday, June 27, 2006 (2191 reads)


     The Sky Ranch Foundation, a 3,000-acre non-profit facility on the South Dakota/Montana border that provides support for troubled teens, announced that Harvey R. Chaplin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc., Miami, Florida, the country’s largest wine and spirits distributor with operations in 12 states, and pending acquisitions in 7...

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Thomas McDevitt Appointed as VP, Category Management and Business Intelligence
Tuesday, June 27, 2006 (3269 reads)


MIAMI, April 18, 2005 -- In a senior appointment designed to greatly strengthen the market research and category management capabilities of Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc.'s national operations, Wayne E. Chaplin, President and Chief Operating Officer of...

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Greg Templeton Named VP, General Sales Manager of SWS New Mexico
Tuesday, June 27, 2006 (3093 reads)


MIAMI - April 25, 2005: Effective May 1, 2005, in a senior appointment designed to strengthen its operation in New Mexico, Mr. Wayne E. Chaplin, President and Chief Operating Officer of Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc., the country’s largest wine and spirits distributor with operations in 12 states, and pending in seven more, announced the...

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SWS to Acquire Minority Stake in the United Group
Tuesday, June 27, 2006 (2452 reads)


BRAINTREE, MA - February 15, 2005 - In a strategic partnership whose aim is to strengthen their respective wine and spirits distribution operations throughout key Northeast and Mid-Atlantic markets, Mr. A. Raymond Tye, Chairman of the Board of The United...

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SWS Breaks Ground for Florida's Largest Beverage Distribution Facility
Tuesday, June 27, 2006 (3232 reads)


MIAMI - March 1, 2005 – Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc., the nation's largest wine, spirits, beer and non-alcoholic beverage distributor with operations in 19 states, announced it would commence construction of a new 653,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art...

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Will Conniff Named Executive Vice President, General Manager of SWS Illinois
Tuesday, June 27, 2006 (2704 reads)


MIAMI- March 7, 2005 - In a senior appointment designed to strengthen and reaffirm the operations of its Illinois division, Mr. Wayne E. Chaplin, President and Chief Operating Officer of Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc., the country’s largest wine and spirits...

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New Executive Appointments Announced in SWS New York, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona
Tuesday, June 27, 2006 (2151 reads)


MIAMI, Jan. 10 -- In a series of senior appointments designed to strengthen and reaffirm the wine operations of its New York division, Mr. Wayne E. Chaplin, President and Chief Operating Officer of Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc., the country's largest wine and spirits distributor with operations in 12 states, announced the appointment of Mr. James...

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Southern Wine & Spirits of America Quickly Fills Executive Ranks in New York Market
Tuesday, June 27, 2006 (2169 reads)


MIAMI - October 14, 2004 - Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc., the nation's No. 1-ranked wine and spirits distributor with operations in 12 states, has moved rapidly in finalizing its search for its leader in New York by today announcing that Mr. Larry Goodrich, a 27-year veteran of Southern Wine & Spirits, has been appointed Executive Vice President and...

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Southern Wine & Spirits of New York Announces Two New Executive Appointments
Tuesday, June 27, 2006 (3458 reads)


MIAMI - December 1, 2004 - In two new appointments designed to enhance its new New York State operation, Mr. Wayne E. Chaplin, President and Chief Operating Officer of Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc., the country’s largest wine and spirits distributor...

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Mel Dick Named 2004 Man of the Year
Tuesday, June 27, 2006 (2248 reads)


In its December 15, 2004 cover story, the prestigious Wine Enthusiast Magazine has honored Mr. Mel Dick, Senior Vice President of Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. and President of the Company’s Wine Division, at its “Wine Star Man of the Year” for 2004. According to the editors of the magazine, the annual...

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Southern Acquires Lauber Imports, Forming Southern Wine & Spirits of New Jersey
Tuesday, June 27, 2006 (5156 reads)


 MIAMI - February 2, 2005 - In an acquisition designed to strengthen its fine wine presence in the Northeast, Mr. Wayne E. Chaplin, President and Chief Operating Officer of Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc., Miami, Florida, the country’s largest wine and...

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Southern Acquires Premier Wine & Spirits of New York
Tuesday, June 27, 2006 (2544 reads)


MIAMI -- October 7, 2004 -- In a transaction finalized in the early morning hours of  Thursday, October 07, 2004, Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc., the nation's No. 1...

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Southern Wine & Spirits Announces 2005 South Beach Wine & Food Festival
Tuesday, June 27, 2006 (2160 reads)


MIAMI BEACH (September, 2004) – Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. and Southern Wine & Spirits of Florida announced details of the fourth annual South Beach Wine & Food Festival...

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Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. Forms New National Accounts Division
Tuesday, June 27, 2006 (2567 reads)


MIAMI, Sept. 21 -- Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc., the nation's largest wine, spirits, beer and non-alcoholic beverage distributor with operations in 11 states, announced the establishment of a new National Accounts Division, which will focus on servicing the beverage

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SWS Financially Supports Employees on Active Duty
Tuesday, June 27, 2006 (2127 reads)


MIAMI, FL - September 19, 2004 - As evidence of its commitment to our troops, Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. has generously offered to assist those employees who are called upon to serve our country. Under the Company’s policy, those employees who must...

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Jay W. Weiss 1927-2004
Tuesday, June 27, 2006 (3890 reads)


Jay W. Weiss, a founder and retired senior executive of Southern Wine and Spirits of America, Inc., Miami, Florida passed away on Saturday, January 31, 2004; he was 76.

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Harvey Chaplin Delivers Keynote Address
Tuesday, June 27, 2006 (2269 reads)


"I am delighted to be here today. I would like to thank Marvin Shanken for the invitation to address you here at the  26th Annual Impact Marketing Seminar."

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