Save the Date!
Leaders 2021 — Thursday, September 30, 2021 at The St. Regis
THE PRESTIGIOUS 37th ANNUAL AWARDS
HONORING THE MOST PROGRESSIVE WINE & SPIRITS MERCHANTS IN NORTH AMERICA SINCE 1984
BROWSE BANQUET GALLERY
A YEAR WHEN RETAILERS FACED UNPRECEDENTED CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES
As the nation confronted Covid-19, with cities shut down and restaurants and bars closed, America's beverage alcohol retailers met the rising demand for wine & spirits. MARKET WATCH LEADERS were at the forefront of delivering on the surge in off-premise as consumers isolated at home.
VIDEO STATEMENT FROM THE PUBLISHER
Marvin R. Shanken
New York, NY
On 37 Years of Honoring
CELEBRATING THE BEST OF THE BEST IN WINE & SPIRITS RETAILING.
RETAILER OF THE YEAR
THE EDITORS OF MARKET WATCH SELECT ONE LEADERS ALUMNUS EVERY YEAR FOR THIS HONOR.
President & Principal
Wally’s Wine & Spirits
Los Angeles, California
2016 Leader Christian Navarro excels in Los Angeles by providing access to the good life, filling his stores with the best products to create an accessible, upscale experience.
CLASS OF 2020
MARKET WATCH NAMES A NEW CLASS OF RETAIL “LEADERS,” WHO JOIN THE RANKS OF NORTH AMERICA’S BEST.
Peter Granoff and
Owners and Partners
Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant & Wine Bar, Mission Bay Wine & Cheese, Oxbow Cheese & Wine Merchant
San Francisco and Napa, California
Peter Granoff and Debbie Zachareas curate a high-end wine & spirits selection at their Napa Valley and San Francisco stores.
LEADERS CHOICE AWARDS
VOTED ON BY OVER 200 ACTIVE LEADERS, WHO RESPONDED TO A SURVEY.
INDUSTRY EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR
Alan Dreeben, surprised by news of the honor.
SPIRITS BRAND OF THE YEAR
WINE BRAND OF THE YEAR
BEST NEW PRODUCT AWARDS
LEADERS ALUMNI AWARDS
HONORING LEADERS ALUMNI WHO CONTINUE TO RAISE THE BAR, INSPIRE INNOVATION, AND GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY.
BEST MARKETING AWARD
Vice President of Adult Beverage
2013 Leader Jason Fremstad is
offering more variety and changing
the way beverage alcohol is
merchandised at Walmart.
BEST WEBSITE AWARD
Super Buy-Rite Wine & Liquor
Jersey City, NJ
2013 Leader Adithya Bathena’s
Super Buy Rite website has become
increasingly important in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic.
COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD
Chan Cox & Robert Montgomery
2018 Leaders and Wine World partners Chan Cox and Robert Montgomery have spearheaded and supported events that have raised millions for at-need community members.