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Vibe Vista 2023 Award Nominations are Open!

Nominations close Monday, November 7, 2022

Vibe Vista Awards recognize the top performers in the beverage industry through the creation, training, execution, management and on-going positive results of beverage programs.

2023 Award Nomination Categories Include:

  • Best Overall Chains and Multi Concepts 
  • Best Overall Hotels, Casinos, and Cruise Lines 
  • Best Beer Program 
  • Best Wine Program 
  • Best Cocktail Program 
  • Best Adult Alcohol-Free Program 
  • Best Menu 
  • Best LTO

Award Perks!

  • Position your company as an industry leader
  • Stand out from the competition
  • Network with the industry's biggest names
  • Make headlines and promote your business
  • Benefit from an onsite Awards ceremony
  • Receive an engraved award
  • Recognition in the Vibe Newsletter
  • Enhanced social media presence
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Vista Awards 2023 FAQs

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Congratulations to 2022 Award Winners!

2022 Individual Award Category Winners:

  • Legend Award: Larry Sturcken, Managing Director – Customer Development National On Premise Accounts, E&J Gallo
  • Innovator Award: Matthew Von Ertfelda, Senior Vice President | Global, US and Canada Food + Beverage, Marriott

2022 Vista Award Winners:

  • Best Adult Alcohol-Free Beverage Program, Marriott International, sponsored by Monin
  • Best Beer Program, BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse, sponsored by New Belgium Brewing
  • Best Spirits Program, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd., sponsored by William Grant & Sons
  • Best Training Program, Virgin Voyages, sponsored by Brown Forman
  • Best Pickup & Delivery, Brinker International (Chili's), sponsored by Patron Spirits
  • Best Beverage Menu Program, Holland America Line (Half Moon Bar)
  • Best Beverage Limited Time Offer, Intercontinental IHG, sponsored by Remy Cointreau USA
  • Best Overall, Multi-Unit Chain Restaurants, Dave & Buster's, sponsored by Campari
  • Best Overall, Hotels, Casinos & Cruise Lines: (tie) Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. and HEI Hotels & Resorts, sponsored by Beam Suntory

2022 Supplier Award Winners:

BEER

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

WINE

  • Large company: E&J Gallo 
  • Medium company: Trinchero Family Estates 
  • Small company: J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines and Rodney Strong [Tie] 

SPIRITS

  • Large company: Bacardi USA 
  • Medium company: Campari Group 
  • Small company: Wm Grant & Sons 

NON-ALCOHOL

  • Large company: Red Bull
  • Medium company: Monin Gourmet Flavorings
  • Small company: Fever Tree and Q Mixers [Tie]