DIAGEO & USBG SELECT
U.S. WORLD CLASS bartender
On June 4
th
, a winner was selected in the 2013 USBG
and Diageo World Class competition. Jeff Bell of New
York’s PDT was declared U.S. Bartender of the Year
after going head-to-head in a tie-breaking round with
finalist Julio Cabrera of Miami. Bell represents the U.S.
this month in the Global Finale.
1.
Steve Olson, President of USBG; Dave Nepove; Julie Reiner;
winner Jeff Bell; Jim Meehan; Tony Abou-Ganim; and 2012 winner
Ricky Gomez
2.
Jeff Bell presenting his “The Refined Rapscallion”
3.
Winner Jeff Bell of NYC
atlantic wine & spirits and DIAGEO
SHOWCASE CLASSIC MALTS
On May 17
th
, Spike McClure, AWS and Diageo Senior
Master of Whisky, sampled guests at the New York
Institute for Psychotherapy Training Gala Fundraiser
on the Johnnie Walker portfolio and Classic Malts in-
cluding Oban and Lagavulin.
Howie Cohen and Jeff Cohen of Tops Liquor with Spike McClure,
AWS and Diageo
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ATLANTIC WINEs & SPIRITS TEAM
EXPERIENCES HOUSE OF WALKER
On May 8
th
, members of Atlantic Wine & Spirits’ On-
Premise division attended a House of Walker event.
The team enjoyed learning more about the Johnnie
Walker labels and tasting samples from the portfolio.
Andrew Aimone, ADM; Clem Udovich, Rep; Chris Balzano, Rep;
Nicole Estrada, Rep; Dionne Dilks, Rep; Joe Swanson, Rep; and
Chess Lankford, Rep, all AWS
around
town
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