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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, May 7, 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 Senorio Joven

El Senorio Reposado

El Senorio Reposado Extra

Fortaleza Tequila Anejo

Fortaleza Tequila Reposado

Global Organic Vodka

L'Chaim Kosher Vodka

Mandarine Napoleon 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 Jalepeno Tequila

Tequila Esperanto Seleccion Anejo

Tequila Esperanto Seleccion Blanco

Tequila Esperanto Seleccion Reposado

Tequila Revolucion 100% Organic Silver Tequila

Tequila Revolucion Anejo

Tequila Revolucion Extra Anejo

Tequila Revolucion Reposado

Truuli Peak Vodka

Velloso 18 Solera Gran Reserva Brandy

Ya Mastiha Liqueur

Zignum Mezcal Anejo

Zignum Mezcal Reposado

Zignum Mezcal Silver

Zing Premium Vodka

Zing Red Velvet

 

Wines

Agricole Gussali Beretta Lo Spaviere NV Franciacorta, Brut Saten 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 Rose Garnacha

Cantina Delibori 2008 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico

Cantina Delibori 2010 Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore

Cantina Delibori 2012 Bardolino Chiaretto Classico Rose 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 Rose

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 Carmenère

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 Cuvee Constantinopoli Brut Rose

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.

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Miguel Lugo
Director, Business Development
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