Award Presentations

Congratulations to all of the 2019 Award Winners!

View 2019 Award Winner Press Releases here.

Award Ceremonies at VIBE Conference 2019 include:

  • Industry Legend of the Year, Ken Ruff - Beam Suntory
  • Innovator of the Year, Dale DeGroff - King Cocktail

2019 Vista Award Winners

  • Best Beer Program sponsored by New Belgium Brewing went to Cohn Restaurants Group DRAFT REPUBLIC
  • Best Spirits Program sponsored by Heaven Hill Brands went to Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL)
  • Best Wine Program sponsored by Taub Family Companies: Palm Bay International & Taub Family Selections went to Eataly USA
  • Best Adult Alcohol Free Program sponsored by MONIN Gourmet Flavorings went to The Melting Pot
  • Best Beverage Menu Revamp sponsored by Campari America went to FRIDAYS
  • Best Beverage Promotion sponsored by Moët Hennessy USA went to Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
  • Best Beverage Limited Time Offer (L.T.O.) ended in a three-way tie: Omni Hotels & Resorts, sponsored by Tito’s Handmade Vodka; Marriott Vacations Worldwide sponsored by Diageo; and The Melting Pot sponsored by Rémy Cointreau USA
  • Best Responsible Alcohol Service sponsored by the Vibe Advisory Council went to Hooters of America
  • Best Training Program sponsored by Pernod Ricard went to P. F. Chang’s
  • Best Overall: Multi-Unit Chain Restaurants sponsored by FIFCO USA went to Taco Mac
  • Best Overall: Hotels, Cruise Lines and Casinos sponsored by Edrington went to Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL)

VIBE Supplier Award Winners

Presented by CM Profit Group, LLC.


  • Large company: Constellation Brands
  • Medium company: Boston Beer Company
  • Small company: Lagunitas Brewing Company


  • Large company: E&J Gallo Winery
  • Medium company: Jackson Family Wines
  • Small company: The Mark Wine Group


  • Large company: Beam Suntory
  • Medium company: Sazerac
  • Small company: Tito’s Handmade Vodka


  • Large company: Red Bull
  • Medium company: Monin

VIBE 2019 Award Photos