Restaurant Beverage Magazine Announces Coveted Manufacturer Awards Senior Restaurant Beverage Executives Name 2003 Favorites

Feb 21, 2004, 00:00 ET from Cheers magazine

    IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Cheers magazine, the premier
 on-premise beverage resource, today presented its coveted Cheers Editorial
 Advisory Board Manufacturer Awards for 2004.
     Winners of this year's awards, presented at the Cheers Beverage
 Conference, are:
     Best Spirits Supplier - (tie) Allied Domecq, Bacardi, Diageo
     Best Beer Supplier - Anheuser-Busch
     Best Wine Supplier - Beringer
     Best Non-Alcohol Supplier - Coca-Cola
     Best Allied Supplier - Patrick Henry Creative Promotions
     The winners were selected by a panel of top chain restaurant beverage
 executives who are members of the Cheers magazine editorial advisory board.
 The panel includes Stan Novack, VP, Adult Beverage Concepts, HMS/Host,
 chairman; David Alphonse, director of beverage operations, Legal Seafood; Jim
 Barnett, beverage director, Bennigan's; Marian Jansen op de Haar, director of
 wine, Fleming's Restaurants; and Larry Varvella, director, beverage marketing
 and development, Ground Round. The board strictly determined the awards with
 no restriction based on conference support or magazine advertising.
     "These awards are selected solely by the Cheers magazine editorial
 advisory board, a highly respected group of restaurant beverage executives who
 commit their advice and time to help us to be the best food service beverage
 magazine we can," said Cheers editor Jack Robertiello. "Their work on this
 program sends the message that winning a Cheers Manufacturer Award means
 something and isn't just window dressing."
     The awards were a highlight of the annual Cheers Beverage Conference, held
 this week in Irvine, CA.
     For more information about the awards, the Cheers Beverage Conference or
 Adams Beverage Group, contact Jack Robertiello, 718 857 3660.
     Contact: Jack Robertiello, Cheers, (718) 857 3660

SOURCE Cheers magazine