Raley’s Family of Fine Stores is honored to share we’ve been nominated as Wine Retailer of the Year by Wine Enthusiast Magazine. The publication’s annual “Wine Star Award” recognizes individuals and organizations whose visions have impacted the wine and spirits industries. This prestigious honor is particularly highly regarded because the nominees are determined by an impartial panel of experts from the industry.
“It truly is an honor to be nominated for Retailer of the Year by Wine Enthusiast,” said Curtis Mann, Raley’s Director of Wine, Beer and Spirits. “At Raley’s, we strive to source the best wines for our customers both locally and also by traveling the world. It’s great to be recognized for our efforts.”
Raley’s wine department has become one of the most innovative in California and Nevada, showcasing small, eclectic producers from California and around the world at all price points. Additionally, Raley’s has hired and trained Wine Stewards in select stores to provide weekly educational tastings and suggested food pairings to help direct customers to find their perfect wine.
The winners will be announced in Wine Enthusiast’s special December 31st “Best of Year” Wine Star Awards issue.