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CDI Raises Charitable Funds for Food Bank During Annual Event

By October 26, 2016Connecticut, Top News
Kevin Dunn, Regional President, Breakthru Beverage; John Parke, President, CDI; Michael Evans, CDI.

Connecticut Distributors, Inc. (CDI) held its annual “CDI Experience” at the High Rollers Luxury Lanes and Lounge at Foxwoods Resort Casino on October 4. Trade guests enjoyed time with supplier representatives from various wine, spirit and cordial brands, a themed photo wall, trade vendor education, and a cocktail competition, where select area bartenders crafted cocktails using Absolut Elyx, Nolet Dry Gin and Camarena Silver Tequila, among other spirits. Joe Aceto of Mezzo Grille in Middletown was crowned the winner by popular guest vote with his cocktail “Mermaid Water,” which featured Sugar Island Coconut Rum, Bacardi Black Rum, Midori, Dekuyper Blue Curacao, coconut puree, pineapple juice and Scappy’s Orange Bitters. Justin Morales, Josh Pekar, Dimitrios Zahariadis, Will Macey, Erik Zeiss, Nikki Simches, Albert Greenwood, Rich Hewitt, Meg Fanion, Justin Cyr and Dezirae Moldonado were among the competing bartenders. This event marks the eighth year CDI has partnered with the Connecticut Food Bank to donate $5 for each case sold to accounts on the day of the event.

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