The global spirits industry is highly competitive and consumer tastes are becoming more discerning. In order to better understand the dynamics of this market, and to be a more informed consumer of spirits, please join us on November 30th for a discussion and holiday tasting event. We are pleased to have two very distinguished presenters for this event - Wendy Nicholson, HPC and Beverages Analyst at Citi, will walk us through her thoughts and outlook for the global spirits industry. Don Jean, Manager and Certified Spirits Specialist for Brown-Forman, will then conduct a tasting of several whiskeys from around the world while telling story of each beverage and how it is crafted. Join us for a fun and festive evening with fellow colleagues.
Wendy Nicholson is a Managing Director covering each of the U.S. Home & Personal Care and U.S. Beverages industries for Citi Research. She is also the head of the Global Consumer Staples pod for Citi Research. In this role, she works to coordinate the firm’s research effort for the food, beverage, tobacco, and HPC industries globally. Wendy was ranked as part of Institutional Investor’s All-America Research Team for 12 straight years. She joined Citi Research in April 1998 from the firm's investment banking division, where she was a Vice President working with companies in consumer-related industries. Wendy holds an MBA degree from New York University and a BA degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
Don Jean has spent 35 years in the alcoholic beverage industry. He has been with Brown-Forman 24 years, and territories have included all six New England States. He has worked in the Select Brands Division for 7 years, Wine Division for 5 years and the main Spirits Division for 10 years. During this time he has toured distilleries in Ireland, Scotland, Mexico, Canada, Tennessee and Kentucky, as well as wineries in France and California and has conducted hundreds of staff trainings, seminars and numerous dinners with the key points of category and brand education, category history and taste profiles. Mr. Jean is CSS certified (Certified Spirits Specialist) since 2012 from Society of Wine Educators.
Metro Meeting Centers - Boston
101 Federal Street, 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02110
Non- Members: $70