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October 2018

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12  /  the tasting panel  /  october 2018 INDUSTRY SPOTLIGHT A s it celebrates its 50th anni- versary of earth-friendly winegrowing, Fetzer Vineyards has been recognized as a Certified B Corporation "Changemaker" based on a comprehensive assess- ment by the nonprofit B Lab. This award recognizes Fetzer Vineyards' progress toward enhancing its leadership in sustainability in the wine industry and beyond. B Corporations are for-profit com- panies that meet rigorous standards of social and environmental perfor- mance, accountability, and transpar- ency. Fetzer Vineyards is the largest winery in the world certified as a B Corporation and ranks among the first recipients of the Changemaker honor. "We are humbled by this recognition, which highlights our company-wide efforts to continue to evolve and improve our sustainabil- ity initiatives," says Fetzer Vineyards CEO Cindy DeVries. In keeping with its plans for continuous improvement, Fetzer Vineyards has set a goal to replace all negative environmental impacts by 2030 with positive impacts that enhance and regenerate ecosystems and communities while producing sustainable growth. Fetzer Vineyards Honored by B Lab for Increased Impact in Sustainability Brown-Forman Presents Distributor of the Year Awards B rown-Forman recently announced its Distributor of the Year awards for fiscal year 2018. Young's Market Company California was recognized as the Footprint Division Distributor of the Year, while Republic National Distributing Company Kentucky was named the Prime Division Distributor of the Year. Athens Distributing Tennessee earned the honor of Select Division Distributor of the Year, and Breakthru Beverage Group Arizona was presented with the second annual Brown-Forman Alcohol Responsibility Award. Gary Lederer, Executive Vice President of Breakthru Beverage Group Arizona, and Johnny Manuel, Senior Vice President/ Sales Director–USA & Canada for Brown-Forman. Don Wolz, Executive Vice President– Kentucky of Republic National Distributing Company, with Brown- Forman's Johnny Manuel. David Bart, General Manager–California for Young's Market Company, with Manuel.

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