MIAMI & DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits (“Southern Glazer’s”)—the largest North American wine and spirits distribution company— today announced that its Coastal-Pacific Wine and Spirits dedicated selling division, representing Diageo across 12 open and 17 Control States, was awarded eight National and 15 local Golden Bar Awards. The recognition included the prestigious and coveted National Distributor of the Year Golden Bar Award, won by Coastal Wine & Spirits of Florida.
Diageo’s National Awards event recognizes distributors across the U.S. for their performance on key brands as well as achievements in sales, marketing, and promoting responsible drinking. The Local Awards event recognizes top individual and team performances across each Diageo division. Golden Bar winners receive a 24-karat trophy produced by the same company who produces the Academy Awards. The 14th Annual Diageo Golden Bar Awards were presented during the first week of August at the Wynn Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
The national awards presented to Southern Glazer’s included:
National Distributor of the Year: Coastal Wine & Spirits of Florida
Captain Morgan: Coastal Wine & Spirits of Florida
Tanqueray: Coastal Wine & Spirits of Florida
Ketel One: Pacific Wine & Spirits of Washington
Ciroc: Pacific Wine & Spirits of Washington
Innovation: Coastal Wine & Spirits of Texas
Bulleit: Pacific Wine & Spirits of Hawaii
Responsible Drinking (Platinum Bar): Coastal-Pacific Wine & Spirits Brokers of New Hampshire
Gerry Rivero, Executive Vice President, Managing Director, Coastal-Pacific Wine & Spirits of America commented, “As a result of our consistent, outstanding performance, Southern Glazer’s has been able to grow with Diageo to 29 dedicated states since the partnership began in 2002. Being recognized in front of our peers is an affirmation of Coastal-Pacific Wine & Spirits’ standing as a best-in-class selling organization.”
At the Local Golden Bar Awards, Southern-Glazers’ Wine and Spirits of Nevada was recognized as the top performer on Diageo’s Innovation brands, driven by strong depletion and distribution on new brands including Crown Royal Vanilla Canadian Whiskey, Ciroc Mango Vodka and Hilhaven Bourbon.
In addition, 15 individuals from Coastal-Pacific Wine & Spirits Open and Control states were awarded prestigious Golden Bar Awards across four categories for their outstanding individual performance and leadership during Diageo’s Fiscal Year 2017. Completing the night, Coastal-Pacific Wine & Spirits and Coastal-Pacific Wine & Spirits Brokerage Distributor of the Year Awards were also awarded to the top Open and Control markets within the division.
Sales Consultant of the Year
Andrea Emmons Coastal-Pacific Wine & Spirits Brokers of Michigan
Keith Johnson Coastal Wine & Spirits of Kentucky
John Cassab Pacific Wine & Spirits of California
Keith Boatright Coastal Wine & Spirits of Texas
Area Manager of the Year
Ron Juarez Coastal-Pacific Wine & Spirits Brokers of Oregon
Carmine Iacona Coastal Wine & Spirits of Florida
Aaron Mitchell Coastal Wine & Spirits of Missouri
Zac George Pacific Wine & Spirits of California
Chain Sales Excellence
Casey Eikmeier Pacific Wine & Spirits of Nebraska
Jennifer Roedell Coastal Wine & Spirits of Missouri
Merilee Jenkins Pacific Wine & Spirits of Washington
Jamie McGoun Coastal-Pacific Wine & Spirits Brokers of America
Michelle Wilham Coastal Wine & Spirits of Indiana
Amy Harmon Coastal Wine & Spirits of Texas
Jason Perry Pacific Wine & Spirits of California
Coastal-Pacific Wine & Spirits Distributor of the Year
Coastal Wine & Spirits of Florida
Coastal-Pacific Wine & Spirits Brokerage Distributor of the Year
Coastal-Pacific Wine & Spirits Brokers of Oregon
Mr. Rivero added, “We are very fortunate to have so many passionate and outstanding people who make Coastal-Pacific Wine & Spirits exceptional; this particular group stands out among their peers as the best of the best.”
About Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits
Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits is North America’s largest wine and spirits distributor, and the preeminent data insights company for alcoholic beverages. The Company has operations in 44 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, Canada, and the Caribbean, and employs more than 20,000 team members. Southern Glazer’s urges all retail customers and adult consumers to market, sell, serve, and enjoy its products responsibly. For more information visit www.southernglazers.com. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @sgwinespirits and on Facebook at Facebook.com/SouthernGlazers.