WSWA Show Shakes It Up In Orlando FL

This year marked the 70th annual  Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) Convention in Orlando Florida hosted between the JW World Marriott Grande Lakes and Ritz Carlton Orlando Hotels.

WSWA  is all about showcasing new and emerging brands looking to gain distribution in the United States and stay ahead of the curve within the wine & spirits industry.

Show benefits for new brands:

  • Educational seminars to help guide brands and give industry insights
  • Private suites to entertain and allow would-be distributors to grow a deeper relationship with your team and brand
  • Grand Tasting Rooms showcasing products and brands for sampling
  • Competitions and evening events

In the end, brands are looking for two things:

  • Grow market reach
  • Bring home a gold

Here are some of the brands that not only caught our eyes, but also some metals.

Some more brands that we enjoyed:

And finally some highlights from the spirits competition:

Overall, the event was exciting, entertaining, and educational.  We look forward to next year and subscribe to our newsletter as we interview, shake up, and feature some of the best brands from WSWA 2013.



  1. […] off on the outside. Cucumber hydrates, and of course, who can say no to a great tequila! We chose Bonita tequila for this one. It’s a splurge, but smooth, floral, and perfectly […]

  2. […] we tried this wine for a chocolate pairing with Brix 70% cocoa – a brand we had run across at WSWA, and specifically created for wine and chocolate pairings. The wine made the chocolate creamy, […]

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