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Annual CDI Experience Offers Brands to Record Crowd

By October 28, 2018Connecticut, Top News

Connecticut Distributors, Inc. held its annual “CDI Experience” at the High Rollers Luxury Lanes & Lounge and Guy Fieri’s Kitchen + Bar at Foxwoods Resort Casino on September 18. More than 1,000 trade guests celebrated the industry at the annual tasting event between the two venues, with more than 70 supplier representatives from wine, spirits and cordials brands. A “Gin Is In” cocktail competition highlighted gin brands from within the CDI portfolio, with local bartenders Joe Aceto and Al Greenwood winning the People’s Choice cocktail for the Ace in the Hole, made with Rabbit Hole Barrel Aged Gin. “We continue to get more customers each year at this great event – owners, buyers, managers and bartenders – and we appreciate their willingness to invest their time with us,” said John Parke, President, CDI. “Our suppliers stepped up even more this year with the quality of their presentations, and each of them focused on a few key items with a clear message, which is vital when you see the large number of offerings here. It takes a tremendous team effort to execute an event of this size, and I couldn’t be prouder of the work done by our CDI team.”


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