New Italian wine director for Southern Wine & Spirits

New Italian wine director for Southern Wine & Spirits

The New York division of Southern Wine & Spirits of America has appointed a director for Italian wines in the state.

Michele Ricci assumed the position on Monday (10 January), the wine and spirits distributor confirmed today (12 January). Ricci, who joins from Vias Imports Ltd where he was VP of sales, will report in to Brett Dunne, VP and general manager for wine at Southern Wine & Spirits of New York.

“Michele is a proven leader in managing and selling large and diverse Italian wine portfolios for more than a decade,” said Larry Goodrich, executive VP and general manager of the New York unit. “We have every confidence he will take our Italian wine portfolio to new sales levels in 2011.”

Details of who Ricci was replacing in the role were not disclosed.