SWSA Celebrates Five Years of Step Up For Students Participation with $30 Million Contribution—The Largest to Date

Miami, Florida, July 8, 2014 – Step Up For Students announced today that Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. (Southern), the nation’s leading wine and spirits distributor, has committed $30 million to the Step Up For Students Scholarship Program for the 2014-15 school year. Southern’s commitment is the largest single contribution to date in the nonprofit organization’s 12-year history, and will fund more than 5,500 scholarships.......

Guild of Sommeliers Awards Chris John Top New Sommelier Trophy Sponsored by Southern Wine & Spirits of America

Miami, Florida, July 2, 2014 – Mel Dick, President, Wine Division and Senior Vice President, Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. (Southern)—today congratulated Chris John of the Rare Wine Company in Sonoma, California, who was recently awarded the TopNewSomm Trophy and educational scholarship.......

Southern Wine & Spirits of America COO Announces New Commercial Organization

Kevin Fennessey Appointed to New Commercial Strategy Role and Gerald Rivero to Expand Existing Role to Control MarketsMiami, Fla., May 28, 2014 — Brad Vassar, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer of Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. (Southern)—the nation’s leading wine and spirits distributor with operations in 35 states—announced today an initial step in Southern’s new commercial organizational structure. This restructuring is designed to capitalize on changes in the marketplace and enhance Southern’s competitiveness in the industry. The new structure is effective immediately.......

Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada Strengthens Leadership Team with Two Key Promotions

Kevin McCracken Named Senior Vice President, SpiritsJohn Rooney Appointed Vice President, On-Premise Wine, Spirits, Beer & Non-AlcoholicLas Vegas, Nev., May 13, 2014 – Larry Ruvo, Senior Managing Director of Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada (SWS-NV) —a division of Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. (Southern), the nation’s leading wine and spirits distributor with operations in 35 states—announced today the appointments of Kevin McCracken as Senior Vice President, Spirits and John Rooney as Vice President, On-Premise Wine, Spirits, Beer & Non-Alcoholic.......

Southern Wine & Spirits of America Announces Key Commercial Leadership Appointment

Brad Vassar Appointed to Executive Vice President, Chief Operating OfficerMiami, Fla., May 12, 2014 — Wayne E. Chaplin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. (Southern)—the nation’s leading wine and spirits distributor with operations in 35 states—announced today the appointment of Brad Vassar to Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately.......

Southern Wine & Spirits of America Announces Leadership Role Progression

Wayne E. Chaplin Assumes Added Responsibility of Chief Executive OfficerHarvey R. Chaplin to Remain ChairmanMiami, Fla., May 7, 2014 — Harvey R. Chaplin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. (Southern)—the nation’s leading wine and spirits distributor with operations in 35 states—announced today that current Southern President and Chief Operating Officer, Wayne E. Chaplin, will add Chief Executive Officer to his role, effective immediately.......

Pernod Ricard USA and Southern Wine & Spirits of America Launch a National Effort to Promote Responsible Drinking via 15,000 Retail Stores

Companies Team Up In Support of Foundation For Advancing Alcohol ResponsibilityNEW YORK, NY, May 6, 2014 -- Pernod Ricard USA, the premium spirits and wine company in the U.S., and Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. (Southern), the nation's leading spirits and wine distributor, today announced a national effort to promote retailer engagement with The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (FAAR), a national not-for-profit funded by distillers aimed at reducing drunk driving and underage drinking.......

Pernod Ricard USA Expands Relationship with Southern Wine & Spirits of America to 33 States

Agreements Include Expanded Role for Southern as Exclusive Spirits Broker in All Control State MarketsApril 24, 2014 – Pernod Ricard USA, the premium spirits and wine company in the U.S., today announced that, effective July 1, 2014, it will expand its relationship with Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. (Southern), the nation's largest spirits and wine distributor, to 33 markets, while further strengthening ties between the two companies. The appointments -- which come after an extensive review process -- expand Southern's national footprint with Pernod Ricard by adding 4 Control States: Alabama, Michigan, Mississippi and Ohio, thus making Southern the exclusive spirits broker for Pernod Ricard in all 17 Control State markets. In addition, Southern will represent Pernod Ricard USA for wine and spirits distribution in 16 markets: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Minnesota, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, South Carolina and Washington.......

Southern Wine & Spirits of America Renews Support of Guild of Sommeliers

Miami, Florida, April 21, 2014 — Mel Dick, Senior Vice President and President, Wine Division, Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. (Southern)—the nation’s leading wine and spirits distributor with operations in 35 states—announced the renewed support of the Guild of Sommeliers, a non-profit group committed to wine education and service excellence. Over the next three years, Southern will sponsor the Guild of Sommeliers’ TopNewSomm annual competition, including the Southern Wine & Spirits TopNewSomm Trophy and associated educational scholarship.......