MEL DICK HONORED
BY BRANDS OF SPAIN
Mel Dick, President of Southern Wine & Spirits’
Wine Division, was honored by Marca España and
Brands of Spain, on behalf of Freixenet, for being
a “friend” of Spanish wines. The presentation took
place aboard the Juan Sebástian Elcano Training
Ship, docked at the Port of Miami. The award was
presented by José Luis Bonet Ferrer, President of
the Freixenet Group and Chairman of the Board of
Directors of Leading Brands of Spain.
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Bobbi and Mel Dick
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José Luis Bonet Ferrer presents award to Mel Dick
USBG FOUR ROSES COCKTAIL
COMPETITION SEMIS HELD IN NYC
The U.S. Bartenders Guild teamed up with Four
Roses Bourbon and Starz show
Magic City
for a
cocktail competition with 10 semifinals across the
country open to 19 USBG chapters. The NYC semifi-
nal took place on May 9
th
at the Flatiron Room. Win-
ner James Menite will compete in the finals at the
Four Roses Distillery later this month.
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Winning Four Roses cocktail “East Meets West”
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NY Semifinal winner James Menite
See recipe online at
BevNetwork.com
HIRO SAKE HOSTS OPENING NIGHT
PARTY FOR BROADWAY’S
PIPPIN
Hiro Saké was the host of the Broadway opening
night party for the musical revival of Pippin, which
was nominated for ten Tony Awards and is co-
produced by Hiro Saké co-founder Carlos Arana.
Guests enjoyed themed Hiro Saké cocktails The
Extraordinary Hiro, Simple Joy and Morning Glory
served by body-painted Hiro servers.
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Marco Destefanis, Hiro Saké co-founder; Marco Zunino,
Chicago
star; Carlos Arana, Hiro Saké co-founder and
Pippin
co-producer;
and Ming de Jong, Hiro commercial director
2.
Hiro servers with Marco Destefanis; Carlos Arana, and Pippin
co-producer; and Ming de Jong, Hiro commercial director
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