Preeminent distributor of beverage alcohol, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, announced that Laura DePasquale has been promoted to the role of Senior Vice President, Sales & Commercial Operations, Artisanal Wine Division.
The new role will have DePasquale overseeing the national artisanal wine selling division for Southern Glazer and their enhanced customer service SG+. She will be building and managing support functions and sales leaders to optimize productivity across the Artisanal Wine commercial organization.
“Laura has always set the bar the highest imaginable”
– Cindy Leonard, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Fine Wine
“Southern Glazer’s is extremely proud to have such a brilliant Master Sommelier and demonstrated leader among its ranks. Her level of knowledge and experience in the artisanal wine category is unmatched, and I know her expertise will bring great value to our suppliers and customers in this space.”
Previously, DePasquale held the role of Vice President and General Manager of the Artisanal Fine Wine Division at Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits – Florida. As an engaging wine educator, DePasquale has a Master Sommelier Diploma and is only the 13th woman to achieve the title. After being elected to the Board of Directors of the Court of Master Sommeliers in 2010, DePasquale served the board for a total of five years and spent three years as the first female Vice-Chair. Currently, DePasquale is a USA Board Member for the Piedmont based Wine Educational Board’s Collisioni Food Project. She also is a member of the Board of Directors for Best USA Sommelier Association’s (BUSA) Competition and a Certified Italian Wine Expert.