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    Park Street Congratulates Its Clients for Their Record-Setting Showing at the 70th Annual Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America Convention & Exposition

    Park Street Clients Earn Competition-High 108 Medals including Six Best of Show Awards

    MIAMI, FL, May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ Park Street, the leading provider of productivity-enhancing and cost-saving back-office solutions, advisory services, and working capital for domestic and imported alcoholic beverage brands, congratulates the competition winners at the 70th Annual Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America Convention & Exposition held this week in Orlando.  Over 2,500 wholesalers, importers, and other wine and spirits industry professionals participated in this year’s convention, and nearly 500 brands competed in the Wine & Spirits Tasting Competition, hosted in partnership with The Tasting Panel Magazine.  Competition entrants ranged from established brands and brand extensions to emerging brands in both existing and new categories.

    In 2012, Park Street’s clients led the Wine & Spirits Tasting Competition with a competition-high four Best of Show Awards and 35 combined total medals.  In 2013, Park Street’s clients again led the Competition with six Best of Show Awards and a record-setting 108 total medals.  A special congratulations goes out to Enrique Iglesias and Atlantico Rum.  In 2012, Iglesias’s Atlantico scored a Best of Show Award for its Atlantico Private Cask Rum, and in 2013, Atlantico repeated its success with a Best of Show for its Atlantico Reserva Rum.  Other Park Street client Best of Show winners include Pavoneo Tequila (Best Anejo Tequila), Stolen Rum (Best White Rum), Ceradello 2012 Moscato (Best Sparkling Wine), Blue Nectar Tequila (Best Silver Tequila), and Tequila Esperanto Seleccion (Best Reposado Tequila).  A full listing of Park Street client awards is included below.

    “We are enthusiastic about supporting our clients at WSWA and are thrilled with their success,” states Park Street’s CEO, Harry Kohlmann.  “During WSWA and throughout the year, we provide our clients a robust back-office platform that enables them to focus their resources on driving sales and increasing brand awareness.”

    Adds Park Street President, Chris Mehringer, “Our clients work tirelessly to create compelling products, so we are glad to see their accomplishments recognized and appreciate the trust they place in us.”

    Says Enrique Iglesias, “It is exciting for Atlantico Rum to win back-to-back Best of Show Awards.  It is a testament to our talented and hard working team, and I thank the competition judges, as well our dedicated customers.  We look forward to continuing the success of the brand.”

    Park Street Client Performance – 70th Annual Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America Convention & Exposition:

    • 6 Best of Show Awards
    • 17 Double Gold Awards
    • 20 Gold Awards
    • 65 Silver Awards

    Best of Show Award Winners

    Medal Winners

    Spirits

    Atlantico Platino

    Atlantico Private Cask Dark Rum

    Atlantico Reserva

    Blue Nectar Reposado Tequila

    Blue Nectar Silver Tequila

    Blue Nectar Special Reserve Reposado Tequila

    Brooklyn Gin

    Cariel Vanilla Vodka

    Conjure Cognac

    Dictador 12 YR Solera System Rum

    Dictador 20 YR Solera System Rum

    Dictador X.O. Insolent Rum

    Dictador X.O. Perpetual Rum

    Domaine de Canton Ginger Liqueur

    Don Anastacio Anejo Tequila

    Don Anastacio Blanco Tequila

    El Recuerdo de Oaxaca

    El Señorio Joven

    El Señorio Reposado

    El Señorio Reposado Extra

    Fortaleza Tequila Añejo

    Fortaleza Tequila Reposado

    Global Organic Vodka

    L’Chaim Kosher Vodka

    Mandarine Napoléon Liqueur

    Marquis Vodka

    Miami Cocktail Company Old Time Sweet Tea

    Miami Cocktail Company Original Margarita

    Miami Cocktail Company Pina Colada

    Monkey Coconut Rum

    Monkey Spiced Rum

    Pavoneo Anejo Tequila

    Pavoneo Blanco Tequila

    Pigalle Vodka

    Ron de Jeremy Rum

    Sacrificio Reposado Mezcal

    Siku Glacier Ice Vodka

    Stolen Dark Rum

    Stolen Gold Rum

    Stolen S9 White Rum

    Stolen White Rum

    Tanteo Cocoa Tequila

    Tanteo Jalepeño Tequila

    Tequila Esperant0 Seleccion Anejo

    Tequila Esperanto Seleccion Blanco

    Tequila Esperanto Seleccion Reposado

    Tequila Revolucion 100% Organic Silver Tequila

    Tequila Revolucion Añejo

    Tequila Revolucion Extra Añejo

    Tequila Revolucion Reposado

    Truuli Peak Vodka

    Velloso 18 Solera Gran Reserva Brandy

    Ya Mastiha Liqueur

    Zignum Mezcal Añejo

    Zignum Mezcal Reposado

    Zignum Mezcal Silver

    Zing Premium Vodka

    Zing Red Velvet

    Wines

    Agricole Gussali Beretta Lo Spaviere NV Franciacorta, Brut Satèn Chardonnay

    Agricole Gussali Beretta Orlandi Contucci Ponno 2009 La Regia Specula

    Agricole Gussali Beretta Orlandi Contucci Ponno 2011 Adrio

    Agricole Gussali Beretta Orlandi Contucci Ponno 2011 Rubiolo Montepulciano

    Alex 2012 Rosé Garnacha

    Cantina Delibori  2008 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico

    Cantina Delibori  2010 Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore

    Cantina Delibori 2012 Bardolino Chiaretto Classico Rosé Blend

    Cantina Delibori 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon

    Cantina Delibori 2012 Pinot Grigio

    Cantina Vini Armani A. SRL 2012

    Casale dello Sparviero 2008 Riserva Sangiovese

    Casale dello Sparviero 2009 Chianti Classico

    Casalvento 2008 Chianti Classico

    Casalvento 2008 Janus Cabernet Sauvignon

    Casalvento 2009 Chianti Classico Riserva

    Casalvento 2011 Sangiovese Rosé

    Castra Rubra Winery 2009

    Castra Rubra Winery 2009 Bordeaux

    Castra Rubra Winery 2010 Via Diagonalis

    Castra Rubra Winery 2011 Classic Merlot

    Castra Rubra Winery 2011 Dominant

    Castra Rubra Winery 2012 Via Diagonalis

    Ceradello 2012 Moscato (Organic)

    Champagne Jacquart Brut Mosaique

    Corliano 2007 Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese

    Cuvelier Los Andes 2008 Grand Vin

    Cuvelier Los Andes 2009 Coleccion

    Don Mateo 2010 Gran Reserva Syrah

    Don Mateo 2011 Selección Carménère

    Don Mateo 2011 Selección Syrah

    Don Mateo 2012 Selección Chardonnay

    Famiglia Marrone 2009 Passione

    Famiglia Marrone 2012 Favorita

    Livernano 2005

    Livernano 2005 Chianti Classico Riserva

    Montresor 2009 Castelliere delle Guaite Valpolicella Primo Ripasso Superiore

    Montresor 2010 Capitel Della Crosara

    Montresor 2011 Frattoria di Caval Caselle

    Montresor NV Contessa Giulia Prosecco Glera

    Quint NV White Sangria

    Vini Artico 2011 Pinot Grigio

    Wallenburg 2011 Teroldego Rotaliano DOC

    Wallenburg NV Cuvée Constantinopoli Brut Rosé

    About Park Street Imports

    Park Street is the leading provider of productivity-enhancing and cost-saving back-office solutions, advisory services, and working capital and trade financing for domestic and imported alcoholic beverage brands. The firm was launched in 2003 and is headquartered in Miami, FL with operations across the U.S.  Park Street was founded by former McKinsey & Company principals and is led by executives with long-standing industry relationships and decades of experience with global beverage companies including Bacardi, E. & J. Gallo, Diageo, Coca Cola, and more.  The firm’s major practice areas are (i) Back-Office Solutions, including compliance, logistics, accounting, importing, warehousing, order-fulfillment, distribution, customer service and more; (ii) Advisory Services, including strategy development, growth acceleration, M&A, strategic transactions, and restructuring; and (iii) Working Capital and Trade Finance, including accounts receivable financing (factoring), credit facilities, guarantees, and letters of credit.  With its extensive expertise in the alcoholic beverage sector, Park Street provides clients comprehensive, turn-key solutions across its practices areas, all within the context of exceptional professional service delivery.  For more information visit:  www.parkstreet.com.

    About the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America

    Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America, Inc. (WSWA) is the national trade organization representing the wholesale tier of the wine and spirits industry. It is dedicated to advancing the interests and independence of wholesale distributors and brokers of wine and spirits. Founded in 1943, WSWA has over 350 member companies in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Members distribute more than 70 percent of all wines and spirits sold at wholesale in the United States.  For more information visit:  www.wswa.org.

    Contact:

    Park Street
    Miguel Lugo
    Director, Business Development
    +1 305 967 7440
    mlugo@parkstreet.com
    www.parkstreet.com

    Source: Park Street