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Beverage Media
January 2013
BELVEDERE TURNS
MEATPACKING DISTRICT (RED)
On November 29
th
, Belvedere Vodka showed its
support for the (RED) charity and World AIDS
Day at Bagatelle in NYC’s Meatpacking District,
where a unique 250 liter bottle of Belvedere (RED)
was unveiled. More than 1,000 fans gathered for
the flagship of more than 90 events taking place
around the globe to celebrate the beginning of
the end of HIV/AIDS.
David Volpe, MHUSA; Rodney Williams, MHUSA;
and E. Lloyd Sobel, Empire Merchants
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U.R.T.O. ANNUAL DINNER DANCE
IS A DIAMOND JUBILEE
On December 5
th
, the United Restaurant & Tav-
ern Owners Association held their annual dinner
dance at Riverside Church. Honored with “Man of
the Year” awrds at this milestone event were Frank
Dwyer and Pete Fitzpatrick, partners in Playwright
Taverns I, II, III, Jack Dempsey’s Bar, Hurley’s Sa-
loon, Bourbon Street Bar & Grille, McHale’s Bar,
French Quarters Hotel, Legends Bar & Grille,
McGee’s Pub and Connolly’s on 54
th
Street. The
“Industry Men of the Year” award went to the
Anheuser-Busch New York Sales & Service team.
Thomas Slattery, Chairman of U.R.T.O. received
the “Meritorious Service Award.”
1.
Terry Flynn, Jr. Esq.; Paul Hurley, U.R.T.O. President;
and Ed Fitzmaurice, Anheuser-Busch New York Sales
& Service, “U.R.T.O. Industry Men of the Year”
2.
Honorees Pete Fitzpatrick, Tom Slattery, Frank Dwyer
and Ed Fitzmaurice
3.
U.R.T.O. Board with honorees: Paul Hurley, Kathleen
Reilly-McCrink, Martin Whelan, Bruce Caulfield,
Maureen McLaughlin, Paddy McCarthy, Brendan
Straw, Ed Fitzmaurice, Frank Dwyer, Pete Fitzpatrick
and Tom Slattery
4.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hurley
5.
Representative from Pernod Ricard USA
6.
Georgi Vodka models
7.
The full house at Riverside Church
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