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SWS and The Odom Corporation Announce Strategic Partnership Across 7 Pacific Northwest States

MIAMI - July 21, 2008:

On July 18, 2008, Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc., the nation’s leading wine and spirits distributor and control state broker based in Miami, Florida, with operations in 33 states, and The Odom Corporation, a leading multi-state beverage distributor serving the Northwest since 1934 and based in Bellevue, Washington, announced the formation of a new wine and spirits joint venture to wholesale operations in the states of Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Alaska. According to the Southern-Odom agreement, the new company also incorporated the Southern Wine Spirits West existing six-state Control States operation in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. In addition, the new seven-state partnership encompassed a strategic partnership for the distribution of wine throughout the State of Washington and Northern Idaho; wine and spirits within the State of Alaska; and the immediate establishment of a fully operational wine distributorship in the State of Oregon.

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SWS to Acquire Paramount Distillers Brokerage in Ohio
MIAMI - July 16, 2007 – In a transaction anticipated to close on July 31, 2007, Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc., the nation’s leading wine and spirits distributor and Control States broker with a tradition of service excellence since 1968, announced today that it will acquire the Paramount Distillers Brokerage operations of Paramount Distillers, Inc., which is based in Cleveland, Ohio... Read More

Peter and Robert Mondavi to Receive Southern Wine & Spirits Lifetime Achievement Award
MIAMI - January 12, 2007 —Napa Valley icons Peter and Robert Mondavi will reunite at the 2007 Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival to receive their first ever award together, the Southern Wine & Spirits Lifetime Achievement Award...Read More

SWS Announces Expansion into Alabama Control State Market
MIAMI - October 5, 2006 - In a strategic move whose aim is to further broaden its Control State representation in the United 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 27 states, announced the formation of Southern Wine & Spirits of Alabama, which brings to 15 the number of Control State markets in which Southern is present...Read More

SWS Announces Expansion into West Virginia
Miami - September 19, 2006: In a strategic move whose aim is to further broaden its Control State representation in the United 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 now current in 26 states, announced the formation of Southern Wine & Spirits of West Virginia, which brings to 14 the number of Control jurisdictions in which Southern is present...Read More

SWS and Alaska Distributors Form Southern Wine/ Spirits West
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 more, and Stephen Loeb, President and Chief Executive Officer of Alaska Distributors Co. of Seattle, Washington, one of the nation’s largest, multi-state wine and spirits distributors, announced the formation of a new joint venture that was formally Spirits West...Read More

Mel Dick Named Wine Enthusiast Man of the Year
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 award recognizes “excellence in the wine and spirits industry.”..Read More