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The Commonwealth of Virginia Will Have Some New Wine Options This Fall with the Launch of Opici Family Distributing of Virginia

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Opici Family Distributing Will Open New Virginia Distributor September 1, 2015

Opici WinesGLEN ROCK, NJ, AUGUST 10, 2015– Opici Family Distributing will expand its Mid-Atlantic distribution business with the launch of Opici Family Distributing of Virginia on September 1, 2015. The Virginia distributor will offer a portfolio of premium wines and spirits from around the world, including such noteworthy brands as Carpineto, Cesari, Clos de Siete, Opici, and Weygandt wines.

“Following our launch into the Mid-Atlantic region with an eye toward long-term expansion, opening a Virginia distributor was the next logical step,” said Dina Opici, president of Opici Family Distributing. “We have found much success in the Mid-Atlantic region, and we’re thrilled to join the thriving wine and spirits industry of Virginia.”

Brian Lewis will serve as general manager of Opici Family Distributing of Virginia, in addition to his current responsibilities overseeing Opici’s Connecticut and Mid-Atlantic distribution companies. Brian has been with Opici for 8 years but has spent the past 25 years in the wholesale distribution business, beginning his career at Slocum & Sons and most recently at Central Distributors of Maine prior to joining Opici.  Mark Congdon will report to Brian as General Sales Manager of both the Virginia and Washington D.C. territories. He brings 15 years of industry experience through his previous roles at J.W. Sieg in Virginia and Washington, D.C. and Prestige Beverage Group in Washington, D.C.

“Brian and Mark are the perfect team to lead the Virginia expansion,” said Ms. Opici. “Their exceptional backgrounds, combined with their dedication to Opici’s high standards for superior service, make them ideal for these roles.”

Opici Family Distributing of Virginia will join Opici’s growing distribution business, which includes operations in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Florida, Maryland, Delaware, and Washington, D.C. The Opici family has been distributing wine for more than 80 years, having established its first distributor in 1934.

About Opici Family Distributing

Opici Family Distributing represents hundreds of wine and spirits producers from around the world with distribution companies in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Florida, Maryland, Delaware and Washington, D.C., and as of September 1st, Virginia. It is a subsidiary of the Opici Wine Group, a premier supplier and distributor of wines and spirits, which was originally founded in 1913 and re-established upon the repeal of Prohibition in 1934. The company chairman is 99-year-old Hubert Opici, who was recently honored as an “American Wine Legend” by “Wine Enthusiast Magazine.”  From its inception, Opici Family Distributing has remained family owned and operated. To learn more about Opici, visit www.opici.com.

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