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A Wine Star Awards Gala to Remember February 2014

A Wine Star Awards Gala to Remember

Wine Enthusiast Magazine honors the wine and spirit industry’s influential leaders of 2013 at The New York Public Library on Monday evening.

2013 Spirit of the Year: Bushmills Best Of Year 2013

2013 Spirit of the Year: Bushmills

After more than 400 years, the world’s oldest licensed whiskey producer is now more relevant than ever.

2013 American Wine Legend: Peter Mondavi, Sr. Best Of Year 2013

2013 American Wine Legend: Peter Mondavi, Sr.

The president of Napa Valley’s historic Charles Krug Winery has made invaluable contributions to wine during his 38 years at the helm.

2013 Importer of the Year: Kysela Père et Fils Best Of Year 2013

2013 Importer of the Year: Kysela Père et Fils

For 20 years, Fran Kysela’s international portfolio has helped shape this country’s perception of quality wine.

2013 Wine Region of the Year: Paso Robles Best Of Year 2013

2013 Wine Region of the Year: Paso Robles

This California region has reinvigorated itself with new blood, creativity and rapidly improving wines.

2013 Brand Ambassador/Mixologist of the Year: Jacob Briars Best Of Year 2013

2013 Brand Ambassador/Mixologist of the Year: Jacob Briars

The bar is this star teacher’s classroom, spirits and cocktails are his preferred subjects.

2013 Lifetime Achievement Award: Gianni Zonin Best Of Year 2013

2013 Lifetime Achievement Award: Gianni Zonin

The visionary head of the largest private wine enterprise in Europe has one foot firmly planted on American soil.

2013 Sommelier of the Year: Alpana Singh Best Of Year 2013

2013 Sommelier of the Year: Alpana Singh

The vivacious owner of Chicago’s The Boarding House has devoted her career to demystifying wine.

2013 Retailer of the Year: Kroger Co. Best Of Year 2013

2013 Retailer of the Year: Kroger Co.

This grocery superstar surpassed $1 billion in annual wine sales in 2012 and expects to post double-digit growth this year.

2013 Rising Star of the Year: Eric Trump Best Of Year 2013

2013 Rising Star of the Year: Eric Trump

The real estate executive has proven that Virginia’s wines can contend with the greatest around the globe.

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