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Southern Wine & Spirits of America Announces Retirement of Steve Power, Executive Vice President, General Manager – Southern Wine & Spirits of Florida
Miami, Florida, December 19, 2013: Southern Wine & Spirits of America Announces Retirement of Steve Power, Executive Vice President, General Manager – Southern Wine & Spirits of Florida

Exceptional 37-Year Career Recognized by Company Founders and Colleagues

Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc., (Southern), the nation’s largest wine and spirits distributor with operations in 35 states, today announced the retirement of Steve Power as Executive Vice President, General Manager of Southern’s Florida division. The effective date is December 31, 2013.
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Southern Wine & Spirits of Florida Proudly Announces the Establishment and Opening of “O Bar”
Cocktail Creation, Training and Educational Academy Led by Master Mixologist Armando Rosario


August 27, 2013—Jacksonville, Florida: Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. (Southern), the nation’s largest wine and spirits distributor with operations in 35 states, announced today the August 1, 2013 opening of its new Southern Wine & Spirits of Florida “O Bar” cocktails mixology academy, located in the company’s Orlando offices. According to Barry Zeidwig, Executive Vice President, General Manager of the Southern Wine & Spirits of North Florida division (SWS-North Florida), SWS-North Florida Master Mixologist Armando Rosario—who has earned numerous prestigious drinks certifications and professional awards—has been named the new academy’s Director.
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Southern Wine & Spirits of South Florida Employee Volunteer Program — VolunCheers — Donates 1,200 Backpacks to Help South Florida Children Succeed in School
August 5, 2013 – Miami, Florida Southern Wine & Spirits of South Florida (SWS of South Florida)—a division of America’s leading wholesaler, Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. (Southern)—is proud to announce the results of the 2nd Annual VolunCheers “Bags of Hope Campaign”. Read More

Southern Wine & Spirits of Florida Continues Transformation with a Strengthening and Restructuring of its Leadership Team
January 28, 2013, Miami, FL - Southern Wine & Spirits of Florida (SWS-FL)—a division of the nation’s largest wine and spirits distributor, Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. (Southern), with current operations in 35 states—is proud to announce the appointment of John Wittig to Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing. Wittig will head a newly-created Sales & Marketing Leadership Team that will report directly into SWS-FL Executive Vice President, General Manager Steve Power. Executive Vice President, General Manager of North Florida Barry Zeidwig will continue to report directly into Power—as will the Operations, Finance and Human Resources vice presidents. Concurrent with Wittig’s appointment, Patrick Cassidy has been appointed Vice President, General Sales Manager of South Florida.Read More

Southern Wine & Spirits of Florida Appoints Marty Durkin as Vice President–Marketing & Sales Planning
Miami, Florida, August 23, 2012 – Steve Power, Executive Vice President–General Manager, Southern Wine & Spirits of Florida (SWS-FL)—a division of Southern Wine & Spirits of America (Southern), Inc., the country’s leading wine and spirits distributor—today announced that he has appointed Marty Durkin to the role of Vice President–Marketing & Sales Planning for SWS-FL. Durkin will succeed Art Friedman who will run the recently-restructured SWS-FL Retail Chain Division. Read More