METRO HOLDS BOARD MEETING,
SHOWCASES THE CELLAR
On March 14
th
, the Metro Package Store Associa-
tion held a board meeting at Trattoria L’incontro in
Queens. Jason Glasser and William Slone of Bever-
age Media made a presentation on features of the
revamped Search & Order functions of The Cellar.
The board also discussed various legislative issues
impacting off-premise retailers in New York.
Standing: Roger Barbiero, Al Neira, Michael Correra, Scott Fink,
Steve Malito, Donald Kumm, Michael Houdek, Doug Cibuls,
Eric Leiser, Sam Choi, and Joe Viscomi; Seated: Paul Zagardo,
Mario D’Amico and Ed Wassmer
BROKEN SHED HOLDS
OLD WORLD MEETS NEW TASTING
On March 5
th
, Broken Shed Vodka held a tasting at
the Algonquin Hotel to introduce the spirit. Broken
Shed is the Blue Bar’s best-selling vodka. Made in
New Zealand, this vodka uses natural spring wa-
ter native to both the North and South Islands. The
elegant “old world” vibe contrasted nicely with the
tasting of a new vodka.
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Bartender at the Algonquin’s Blue Bar
2.
Learning about Broken Shed Vodka
3.
Guests banter with Blue Bar bartender
4.
Broken Shed display shows it is proudly made in New Zealand
GEORGI GETS IN THE
ST. PATRICK’S DAY SPIRIT
Star Industries recently entered the Georgi Vodka
Float into the Cutchogue Long Island St. Patrick’s
Day Parade on March 9
th
and took a prize for
their creative efforts. Star Industries’ Martin Silver
marched with the Eastern Long Island Pipes and
Drum band at the event. Proceeds raised from the
event are donated to various Eastern Long Island-
based charities.
Members of the Eastern Long Island Police Pipes and Drum Band with
Martin Silver and the Georgi girls in front of the prize-winning float.
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