Southern Wine & Spirits has promoted Jim Allen

Southern Wine & Spirits has promoted Jim Allen

Southern Wine & Spirits of America has confirmed the appointment of a senior VP in the fine wines division of its Californian unit.

The nation-wide wine and spirits distributor said late yesterday (13 December) that Jim Allen will fill the newly-created role.

Allen has been with Southern for 32 years, most recently serving as executive VP of wines for the Southern-Odom/Spirits West joint venture in the Pacific north-west. He will report directly to Mel Dick, senior VP & president of Southern's Wine Division, and Jack Brennan, executive VP and general manager of Southern Wine & Spirits of California.

He will be charged with “looking for opportunities to enhance and grow existing relationships with our ... fine wine suppliers in California while also looking to add select new suppliers to our portfolio”, the company said.

His promotion takes effect from 1 January.