Toronto, ON – Kolonaki Fine Wines & Spirits, a division of KOLONAKI Group has teamed up with Vintages & Associates and Philippe Gougeon to oversee regional retail and on-premise sales, marketing, and communications with The Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ), the governing body responsible for the trade of alcoholic beverages in the province of Quebec.
Vintage & Associates and Mr. Gougeon have a strong foothold in the Quebec wine and spirits marketplace. Their expertise and knowledge of the market will help expand Kolonaki Fine Wines and Spirits’ market share in Canada’s second-largest market. KOLONAKI Group will maintain provincial representation and remain the point of contact for its suppliers and any new suppliers in the future.
“We are excited to partner with an established agency and key players in the Quebec market. Their expertise and established relationships within their local market will enable us to maximize exposure and expand the reach of our portfolio of wines and spirits.” – Steve Kriaris, President, KOLONAKI Group of Companies.
About Vintage & Associates:
Based in Quebec, Canada, Vintage & Associates is an established wine agency representing over thirty well-known wine and spirits brands in the Quebec and Ontario markets. Headed by Jean-François Daoust, a veteran in the wine & spirits industry with experience in industry sales and first-hand experience with the SAQ. Jean-Francois will be joined by Philippe Gougeon, a veteran in the foodservice and wine & spirits working with such industry leaders as Corby and Pernod-Ricard. He brings years of experience working with numerous Canadian liquor boards and fostered relationships with its buyers and key players. www.vintageassocies.com
About KOLONAKI Group of Companies: KOLONAKI Group of Companies is a leading importer and distributor of craft wines, beers, spirits, premier foods and beverages, and curated lifestyle products. Based in Toronto, Canada, KOLONAKI Group of Companies was established in 2000 as a fine wine & beverage agency. Since our inception, we have realized a market need for high-quality artisanal foods, beverages, homewares, and unique offerings from the Mediterranean and abroad. Today, KOLONAKI Group of Companies consists of three divisions, Fine Wines & Spirits, Fine Foods & Beverages, and Fine Lifestyle. We have spent two decades curating a portfolio of over 150 different products from artisanal producers. Our products are available at fine retailers across North America. Our products are also available from our websites for delivery worldwide. We are passionate and committed to bringing the best of the world into your home. www.kolonakigroup.com