MIAMI & DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits (“Southern Glazer’s”) — the world’s pre-eminent distributor of beverage alcohol — today announced that its Coastal-Pacific Wine & Spirits (CPWS) dedicated selling division, representing Diageo across 12 open and 17 control states, was presented four Golden Bar Awards at Diageo’s 16th annual Golden Bar Awards, which took place in Chicago earlier this month.
The Golden Bar Awards are presented to distributors demonstrating excellence in sales, innovation, and advancing social responsibility. Southern Glazer’s CPWS was awarded four of the seven Golden Bar Awards presented that evening, including the prestigious and coveted Spirits Distributor of the Year Golden Bar Award, won by Coastal-Pacific Wine & Spirits Brokers of North Carolina.
“I’m extremely proud of the strong performance delivered across CPWS in F19, especially the best-in-class results achieved by Coastal-Pacific Wine & Spirits Brokers of North Carolina, and by the Coastal-Pacific Wine & Spirits teams of Florida, California and Texas,” said Gerry Rivero, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Coastal-Pacific Wine & Spirits of America. “Our commitment to building capabilities at every level of the organization has been the linchpin to our ongoing success.”
The national awards presented to Southern Glazer’s include:
- Spirits Distributor of the Year: Coastal-Pacific Wine & Spirits Brokers of North Carolina
- On-Premise Excellence: Coastal-Pacific Wine & Spirits of Florida
- Multicultural Excellence: Coastal-Pacific Wine & Spirits of Texas
- Innovation Excellence: Coastal-Pacific Wine & Spirits of California
In addition to the Golden Bar Awards received, Kirsten Irby of Coastal-Pacific Wine & Spirits Brokers of Virginia was recognized as Sales Consultant of the Year for Diageo’s Control States division and George Leydecker of Coastal-Pacific Wine & Spirits of Texas was recognized as Sales Consultant of the Year for CPWS.
The seven Golden Bar statuettes, six made of gold and one of platinum, weigh eight pounds, stand more than a foot tall, and are produced by Society Awards, the company that produces The Emmy's®, presented by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
About Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits
Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits is the world’s pre-eminent distributor of beverage alcohol, and proud to be a multi-generational, family-owned company. 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.