NEW YORK, Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- W.J. Deutsch & Sons, Ltd. (Deutsch) -- a leading importer and marketer of award-winning wines and spirits from around the world, including [yellow tail], Joseph Carr and Adult Chocolate Milk -- announced the signing of a five-year distribution agreement with Martignetti Companies in several New England states.
The arrangement formalizes and extends Martignetti Companies' existing rights to market and sell Deutsch wines and spirits in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, while granting rights in the state of Rhode Island. Under the agreement, United Liquors, LLC has been granted distribution rights for wine and spirits in Massachusetts; Martignetti Companies of New Hampshire has been granted exclusive distribution rights for wine and spirits in New Hampshire; and Rhode Island Distributing has been granted exclusive distribution rights for wine and spirits in Rhode Island.
The agreements stipulate detailed five-year depletion and distribution goals for the Deutsch brands and new investments, structure and resources that will be implemented to enable both companies to reach their mutual brand development goals.
"We're very proud of the relationship that we have with Carmine and Carl Martignetti and Martignetti Companies, and they have contributed significantly to our success in the Northeast," said Peter Deutsch, CEO of W. J. Deutsch. "The addition of Rhode Island and the formalizing of our commitments to one another across the three-state area was the next logical progression in our relationship."
"As a family business celebrating its 3rd generation, we're proud to be partnering with another leading family business. Carl and I are thrilled to formalize and enhance our already significant commitment toward W. J. Deutsch & Sons throughout our marketing area," said Carmine Martignetti, President of Martignetti Companies.
The agreements for Massachusetts and New Hampshire were effective April 1, 2011; the agreement for RI was effective July 1, 2011.
About W.J. Deutsch & Sons
W.J. Deutsch & Sons, Ltd. was founded in 1981 by Chairman Bill Deutsch to market quality wines produced by prestigious families from major wine regions of the world. In 2009 Deutsch announced the expansion of the award-winning company to include a separate Spirits Division, W.J. Deutsch Spirits LLC. Deutsch's wines and spirits are sold to the trade with well-planned marketing support and are offered to U.S. consumers at fair market prices. Today the company is renowned for its brand building prowess and its ability to meet the needs of the modern consumer. Bill's son Peter Deutsch is CEO; thus two generations of the Deutsch family work side by side in their continuous quest to build strong brands and relationships throughout the wine and spirit industry.
The W.J. Deutsch & Sons portfolio includes award-winning wines from Australia: [yellow tail], [yellow tail] The Reserve, [yellow tail] Bubbles; California: Girard Winery, Windsor Sonoma, Sonoma Coast Vineyards, Kunde Family Estate, Joseph Carr, Josh Cellars; France: Andre Lurton, Georges Duboeuf, Hob Nob Vineyards, Patch Block, Pierre Sparr, Sauvion et Fils, Vidal Fleury; Italy: Barone Fini, Castello di Monastero, Coldisole, Poggio alle Sughere, Lionello Marchesi, Villa Pozzi; New Zealand: The Crossings; Nine Walks; Portugal: Quinta Do Vale Meao; Spain: Mar De Frades (Rias Baixas), Cruz de Alba (Ribera del Duero), Ramon Bilbao Vinos Y Vinedos (Rioja), and Volteo (Castilla); Chile: Llai Llai; Argentina: Ruta 22, and award-winning spirits from Landy Cognac (France), Luksusowa Vodka (Poland), The Original MOONSHINE and Adult Chocolate Milk (USA) and Villa Massa (Italy). http://www.wjdeutsch.com/
About Martignetti Companies
Established in 1908, Martignetti Companies has grown to become the leading distributor of wine and spirits in New England and the 7th largest in the country. Based in Norwood Massachusetts, Martignetti Companies currently has sales operations in five New England markets: Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine.
In Massachusetts, the company conducts business through a multi-divisional sales structure as United Liquors, Carolina Wine & Spirits, Classic Wine Imports and Commonwealth Wine & Spirits. In other New England states, the company operates as Martignetti Companies of New Hampshire and Vermont, Rhode Island Distributing Company through a joint venture, and Maine Beverage Company as the exclusive distributor of spirits in the state.
Martignetti Companies proudly represents the premier suppliers in the industry with the broadest selection of fine wines and spirits in the marketplace, from unique artisanal producers to global leading brands.
Now in its 3rd generation of ownership by the Martignetti family, Martignetti Companies is firmly committed to offering the highest quality service and to building and maintaining long-term partnerships with our valued customers and suppliers.
Director of Public Relations
W.J. Deutsch & Sons, Ltd.
SOURCE W.J. Deutsch & Sons, Ltd.