(Miami, FL, August 16, 2010) – Southern
Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. (Southern), the nation’s largest wine and
spirits distributor, along with its Minnesota joint venture partner, J.J.
Taylor Distributing Company (J.J. Taylor), today announced the appointment of
Daniel Daul as Vice President, General Sales Manager of their recently-announced
Minnesota joint venture.
Brad Vassar, Southern’s Executive
Vice President, General Manager, said, “Dan and his family have called
Minnesota home for the past 20 years, and he has a wealth of experience in the
state’s wine and spirits industry. On behalf of the J.J. Taylor-Southern joint
venture, I am pleased to congratulate Dan on joining our Minnesota organization.” Vassar added, “Dan’s appointment
represents an important milestone in our joint venture agreement with J.J.
Taylor announced earlier this spring—especially as we continue to build our
second-to-none wine and spirits sales and operational capabilities across the entire
state.” According to Vassar, Daul’s
appointment is effective immediately.
Daul has over 25 years of local
experience in the food and beverage industry—most recently working in sales and
retail chains management with a Minnesota wholesaler. He is married to Kari, and they have three boys: Brandon,
Logan and Carson. Daul is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin in La
The effective date of joint
venture operations will coincide with the approval of state and federal
About Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc.
Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. is the
nation’s largest wine and spirits distributor with operations in 30 states. The
multi-state distributor currently operates in: Alabama, Arizona, California,
Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Kentucky, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maine,
Mississippi, New Hampshire, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio,
Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia—as well as
the additional seven states of Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana,
Wyoming and Utah through the Southern-Odom/Spirits West partnership. Southern
has recently announced the formation of a joint venture in Minnesota with J.J. Taylor
Distributing Company and in Maryland and the District of Columbia with F.P.
Winner Wine & Spirits. Southern also holds operating licenses and permits
in Nebraska and Texas. On a national basis, Southern Wine & Spirits of
America, Inc. employs more than 11,000 team members. For more information
About J.J. Taylor Companies, Inc.
J.J. Taylor Companies, Inc. is a
leading malt beverage distributor for Miller, Coors, Heineken, many craft,
import and specialty brands. J. J. Taylor was founded in 1958 by John J.
"Joe" Taylor. Through the years the company has grown both internally and
through acquisitions under the leadership of Joe's son, John J. Taylor, III.
Today, with operations in Minnesota and Florida, the company is one of the top
ten beer distributors in the United States. For more information contact: www.jjtaylor.com.