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Submitted By: Lewis Perdue, June 04, 2010
Contact: Julie Sznewajs




June 3, 2010 – Wirtz Beverage Minnesota Wine & Spirits has been appointed the exclusive distributor of premier brands by Majestic Fine Wines effective July 1, 2010. This move will further align Majestic Fine Wines with Wirtz Beverage following similar partnerships in Illinois and Nevada. Majestic Fine Wines collection of premium wines includes Kendall Jackson, La Crema, Cambria, Freemark Abbey, Murphy-Goode, and more.

“We are extremely excited to add this array of truly exceptional wines to our current portfolio,” said Brad Redenius, Vice President of Wirtz Beverage Minnesota, Wine & Spirits Division. “This partnership is attributable to the investments we’ve made to innovation in the marketplace and to the success of our statewide team.”

“This is a great opportunity for us,” said Bill O’Connor, Executive Vice President Sales, of Majestic Fine Wines. “Wirtz has always been a first class operation. I remember calling on them as their local representative in Nevada 15 years ago. We recently aligned with them in Illinois, and Minnesota was just a matter of time. We look forward to the synergies between our two companies, as we both continue to grow.”

Wirtz Beverage Minnesota is one of the market’s leading alcohol beverage distributors. Its leadership is based on integrity, financial stability and statewide distribution coverage. Focused on innovation, partnership and transparency, Wirtz Beverage is committed to providing value to customers and suppliers alike.

About Wirtz Beverage Minnesota

Wirtz Beverage Minnesota, formerly Griggs Cooper & Co. and Mark VII Distributors, is one of the nation’s oldest beverage alcohol distributors. A member of the Wirtz Beverage Group since 1956, Wirtz Beverage Minnesota has developed into one of the largest wine, spirits and beer distributors in the Upper Midwest.

About Majestic Fine Wines

Established in 1985 in Sonoma County, Calif., Majestic Fine Wines is the sales organization for the award-winning Jackson Family Wines portfolio, which includes many of the world’s finest wines from producers in California, France, Chile, Italy and Australia. The company has a presence in all 50 states.

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