NH Liquor Commission Recognizes Wine and Spirit Award Winners

The New Hampshire Liquor Commission (NHLC) recently paid tribute to its 2014 Wine & Spirits award winners Thursday, April 9, at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord, honoring the top winery, distillery, wine, spirit and business partners.

Josh Cellars was honored as winery of the year, Mionetto Prosecco Brut was recognized as the wine of the year, Ciroc Pineapple Vodka received the honor for spirit of the year, and the Jack Daniel Distillery topped the charts as distillery of the year.

NHLC’s annual Wine & Spirits Awards celebrate the achievements of the products and suppliers who have demonstrated incredible sales, exceptional leadership and a commitment to the New Hampshire market, according to a press release.

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For the first time this year, NHLC also honored the top New Hampshire spirit and wine — Sweet Baby Vineyard in East Kingston.

Sean Owen, owner of NHLC’s marketing and advertising firm wedu, was honored as NHLC’s Business Partner of the Year, in recognition of his achievements and efforts that went above and beyond.

Feature image above: Pictured here, from left to right, NHLC Deputy Commissioner Michael Milligan; Nicole Brassard Jordan, NHLC Wine Marketing Specialist; Richard Gerrish, NHLC Director of Sales, Marketing, Merchandising & Warehousing; Mark Roy, NHLC Spirits Marketing Specialist; Bob Kelley of Brown-Forman; Joe LaRocca of Horizon Beverages; Paul Power of Horizon Beverages; Neil Santorella of Brown-Forman; and NHLC Chairman Joseph Mollica.

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The New Hampshire Liquor Commission recently honored its 2014 Wine & Spirits award winners during a special event last week.

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