Wine Industry Veteran Michael Ditch Partners with Beverage World Specialties

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Beverage World Specialties (BWS), the upstart international beer, wine, and spirit supplier, has attracted another beverage industry veteran with the addition of former RNDC wine guru Michael Ditch as partner and vice president – director of wines.

Beverage World Specialties (BWS), the upstart international beer, wine, and spirit supplier, has attracted another beverage industry veteran with the addition of former RNDC wine guru Michael Ditch as partner and vice president – director of wines.

With his broad wine experience spanning several decades of work, Ditch brings his critical wine expertise, long-established winery and distributor contacts, and high-profile retail relationships with him to BWS, where he will join with seven other beverage industry veterans in the company’s core management.

BWS Founder and President Jeff Coleman is proud to welcome Ditch and his stellar wine palate to BWS. “Michael’s talents are a tremendous asset to Beverage World Specialties’ growth potentials,” said Coleman. “His great recognition and appreciation for quality wines will be vital to meeting our goals of providing and servicing high-quality wines at favorable prices.”

After developing and operating three fine dining restaurants in Vail and Boulder, Colo., in his early years, Ditch caught the eye of then-Republic National Distributing Company’s President Jim Smith. Under Smith’s tutelage, Ditch honed his wine knowledge, sales and business expertise as he was promoted to key management positions within RNDC, including the development of the Bacchus Wine Division, a dedicated division that represented Constellation Brands. After announcing his resignation last week, RNDC complimented Ditch for his contributions during his 18-year tenure. “We wish him nothing but the best in his new endeavor and thank him for the many valuable years dedicated to RNDC,” said Taylor Sommer, executive vice president – RNDC Colorado.

“I am excited about this new venture and to help build a beverage company which has already seen so much success in its short history," said Ditch. “Beverage World Specialties has gone from case one to representing over thirty vineyards, including leading wineries from the top nine wine-producing countries. I am looking forward to helping BWS further expand their wine portfolio and provide their customers with exceptional wines at accessible prices.”

ABOUT BEVERAGE WORLD SPECIALTIES
Founded by former Paulaner USA executive Jeff Coleman, Beverage World Specialties’ consortium of craft and specialty beers, small production wines, and craft spirits offers independent distributors and retailers nationally a much-needed avenue to the products their customers demand. An alternative to the larger and impersonal consortiums, BWS provides improved access to craft and specialty brands, with competitive pricing and truly appreciative customer service and support. In working with several leading national and large regional retail chain groups, BWS seeks distributor representation in several key USA markets. For more information on BWS, and the exclusive brand territories available, contact either Michael Ditch at MDitch(at)BWScoleman.com and 303.717.0430; or Jeff Coleman at JColeman(at)BWScoleman.com and 303.472.7179.

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