Cheers magazine Honors Nine Beverage Companies With 2009 Supplier of the Year Awards at Cheers Beverage Conference

Jan 28, 2009, 08:00 ET from Cheers magazine

NORWALK, Conn., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Cheers magazine, the premier on-premise beverage resource, announced the winners of its 2009 Cheers Supplier of the Year Awards at the annual Cheers Beverage Conference, held on January 20-21 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Miami.

The Cheers Supplier of the Year Awards are presented to on-premise beverage manufacturer and allied companies that supply products and services to full-service chain restaurants. Companies are nominated and then voted upon by the members of the Cheers Editorial Advisory Board, which is comprised of 40 leading chain restaurant beverage executives. The 2009 Cheers Supplier of the Year awards were presented by Stan Novack, vice president of concept development, HMS Host.

The winners of the 2009 Cheers Supplier of the Year Awards are:

    1.  Large Spirits Supplier
        Winner: Beam Global Wine & Spirits

    2.  Small Spirits Supplier
        Winner: Patron spirits

    3.  Large Beer Supplier
        Winner: Anheuser-Busch, Inc.

    4.  Small Beer Supplier
        Winner: The Boston Beer Company

    5.  Large Wine Supplier
        Winner: Constellation Wines U.S.

    6.  Small Wine Supplier
        Winner: Ste. Michelle Wine Estates

    7.  Large Non-Alcohol & Mix Supplier
        Winner: Coca-Cola

    8.  Small Non-Alcohol & Mix Supplier
        Winner: Monin Gourmet Flavorings

    9.  Allied Supplier Award
        Winner: MarkeTeam, Inc.

For more information about Cheers magazine, the Cheers Beverage Conference, and the Cheers Supplier of the Year Awards, visit and

    Contact: Deborah A. Garbato
    Cheers magazine
    (917) 862-5206

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