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Republic National Distributing Company Named Nominee for the Wine & Spirit Education Trust’s Educator of the Year Award for Second Consecutive Year

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Grand Prairie, Texas, Dec. 16, 2019 – For the second consecutive year, Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC) has been named a nominee for the Wine & Spirit Education Trust’s (WSET) Educator of the Year Award. RNDC is the only U.S. alcohol beverage distribution company ever to be nominated for the prestigious award.

The Educator of the Year Award recognizes the outstanding contribution of an individual or company within the network of Approved Program Providers and individual WSET Certified Educators. The recipient will have demonstrated a significant contribution to the development of WSET, promoting WSET values and vision while achieving noteworthy success in their own region. The award is sponsored by Riedel.

RNDC has shown an extraordinary level of commitment to WSET education. In 2019, more than 1,500 associates have participated in the 53 WSET courses, and RNDC added 15 certified facilitators for Level 2 Award in Wines, Level 2 Award in Spirits, and Level 3 Award in Wines. This year, RNDC invested more than $430,000 helping its associates earn WSET certifications.

The winner will be announced at the WSET Awards and Graduation ceremony at the Guildhall in London in January 2020.

About Republic National Distributing Company

RNDC, a world-class distributor of fine wines and spirits in North America, has operations in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia. Young’s Market Company, a partner of RNDC, distributes wines, spirits, and select beverages in the western United States including Alaska, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. Visit www.RNDC-USA.com or www.youngsmarket.com.

About the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET)

WSET is the largest global provider of qualifications in the field of wines and spirits.

WSET offers qualifications across four levels, from one-day beginner courses through to an expert level diploma. Courses are available in more than 15 languages and over 70 countries and are open both to industry professionals and interested enthusiasts. Qualification levels 1 to 3 are recognised by the UK Government (Ofqual) and all WSET qualifications have a strong reputation worldwide as the industry standard for knowledge. In the last academic year (2017/18) 94,822 candidates sat for a WSET qualification, and since 1969, WSET has awarded more than half a million individuals a WSET qualification.

For more information about WSET, please visit www.WSETglobal.com.

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