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Bourbon Battle

Taking in last month’s launch of the “USBG Lux Row Distillers Bourbon Battle” cocktail competition at Porco Tiki Lounge in Cleveland are (l-r) Greg Petrella, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits of Ohio portfolio manager; Tim Alexis, SGWS sales director Northern Ohio; Tom Preslan, SGWS sales representative; Stefan Was, owner of Porco; and Erin Stanek, SGWS key account manager.

Helping The House

Taylor Allen, Jim Beam account specialist, mixes a cocktail at the Effen Vodka Bloody Mary bar she organized at a recent fundraiser for The Ronald McDonald House of Columbus at Bridgewater Banquet & Conference Center. Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits of Ohio also donated a stocked bar cart as the event’s main raffle prize, fetching a top bid of $3,200.

Marathon Margaritas

Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits of Ohio Key Account Manager Steve Frederick (left) and Senior Key Account Manager Rob Womeldorph are on hand to serve Patron Margaritas to runners in the recent Cap City Marathon in Columbus.

Opening Day

Helping Southern Ohio Tito’s and RNDC kick off the Cincinnati Reds’ 2019 season are (front, l-r) Mitch Geers and Tiffany Stenger of RNDC, (middle) Melissa Fisher and Justin Tavares of RNDC, Courtney Koenig of Tito’s, Kristin Cornette of RNDC, (back) Rachel Jensen of RNDC, Hannah Southern of Tito’s and Cara Bolger of RNDC.

Yuengling Family

Yuengling Family

Gearing up for a yearlong celebration of D.G. Yuengling & Son Inc.’s 190th anniversary are (l-r) Debbie Yuengling, Wendy Yuengling, Sheryl Yuengling, Jennifer Yuengling and Dick Yuengling.

Job Well Done

Stephanie Yanky (left) from N. Joy Promotions thanks a happy customer who sampled and purchased the Quietman Traditional Irish whiskey during a recent sampling of Luxco products, which also included Minor Case sherry cask finished rye and Yellowstone Select bourbon, at Riser Foods, Agency 906, in Westlake.


Customers and staff at Brewfontaine celebrate being named Ohio’s “Best Beer Bar” for the third straight year.

Tasting Trio

Helping with a recent bourbon tasting at Milestone 229 in Columbus are (l-r) Mark Combs of Four Roses, Steve Frederick of Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits and Brian Krieger of Four Roses.

Private Barrel Release

Participating in the recent release of Maker’s Mark Cincinnati Women’s Private Barrel Selection are (l-r) Mark Heidel and Bryn Hoctor of Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, Kate Stone of Beam Suntory, and Rawnica Dillingham, Andrew Bake and James Waechter of SGWS.

Pizza Pizzaz

Congratulating Michael Lamarca (second from left), owner Master Pizza, on placing third in the 2019 Pizza Pizzazz competition are (l-r) celebrity chef Mario Rizzotti, competition organizer Craig Peterson, and ORA President and CEO John Barker.