Southern Wine Group, LLC Announces Appointment of Dean Michaels as Midwestern and Southeastern Sales Manager

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Southern Wine Group, (SWG) “Importers of Latin America’s Finest Wines” is pleased to announce the appointment of Dean Michaels to the newly created position of Sales Manager for the Midwestern and Southeastern United States.

Kirk Ermisch, SWG’s President and CEO had this to say, “After an extensive search we are pleased to announce the hiring of industry veteran Dean Michaels. Dean will be managing the newly created South/Central sales territory while Vanessa Latimer will concentrate on sales for the Mid Atlantic / Northeast. Jeff Miller, SWG’s most senior sales manager, will continue to manage our Western territory.”

Dean's varied wine background includes time spent as a wine steward, a wholesale salesperson and then as District Manager for Glazer's of Texas. Later, he was a managing partner of a fine wine retail store in Houston, and for the past 12 years, has worked at Empire Distributors of North Carolina as Director of Training and Education. Dean is a Certified Sommelier and a Certified Wine Educator.

About Southern Wine Group
Southern Wine Group is the pioneering national wine importer and producer of fine wines from Latin America. SWG began operation in 2000 and was among the very first U.S. importers of Argentine Malbec and Torrontes in the country. They have since expanded over the last decade to include in the portfolio, “best of class” wines from leading boutique producers in Chile, Argentina, Uruguay and Mexico. SWG prides itself not only in customer service, support and stringent quality control, but also by pioneering niches and consistently bringing new viticultural trends to market.

SWG has its main office in Bend, OR, and its warehouse in Napa, CA. It supplies its 60+ distributor network in 45 states via its CA warehouse or via direct imports from its producers.

For more information, contact Kirk Ermisch at kirk(at)southernwinegroup(dot)com or at 541-388-5332.

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