The Mark Wine News Spring '17 Volume 7.2 - Page 3

s p r i n g 2 0 1 7 Best Small Wine Supplier - VIBE award HOW TO REACH US The Mark Wine Group World Headquarters 141 E. Mercer Street, Suite C Dripping Springs | Austin | Texas e: t: 512.829.4999 Lisa Marks Gmur is Director of Communications and Hospitality at The Mark Wine Group. She holds an MA in Mass Communications/ Broadcast Journalism and has been working on and off as a journalist for thirty years. She began her career at the NBC affiliate in Providence, RI and then moved to Los Angeles where she worked for Group W Productions, FNN and then helped launch E! Entertainment Television as their Weekend News Producer. Lisa was a restaurateur on Barbados and then Maui before working for ten years as a fine wine sales rep in Hawaii. She earned her CSW (Certified Specialist of Wine) back in 2003. GET EDUCATED WWW.THEMARKWINESCHOOL.COM SPRING 2017 The Mark Wine Group was awarded the 2017 Best Small Wine Supplier at the 2017 VIBE Beverage Conference in San Diego. And this is quite the honor; it’s a very prestigious award. To give you an idea of the caliber of companies in the small wine supplier category; our fellow finalists were Kobrand and Terlato. The winner of the Best Medium Wine Supplier was Chateau St. Michelle, and winner of the Best Large Wine Supplier was E&J Gallo. This is the first time an agency or broker has ever been awarded this honor. It’s definitely a proud moment for us at The Mark Wine Group. VIBE Conference is the #1 Education program for on-premise beverage decision makers. Their mission is to provide current, actionable and pertinent education to beverage executives which enables these multi-unit operators to produce a cutting edge beverage program for their concepts. An advisory committee of decision makers, sponsors, consultants and agencies guides the development of the conference. The conference is attended by On-Premise Restaurant, Hotel, Cruise-line, Casino and Contract Foodservice Corporate Executives and features speakers, workshops and tastings. VIBE is a great place to network, learn about new beverage trends and conduct business. 1 1