We're proud to serve partners and producers from every significant appellation on the planet. It's why we offer seamless management of market logistics for everyone from the smallest family owned winemaker to the largest commercial producer. And with our deep reach into the markets, we can help you stay on top of ever-changing market trends and consumer preferences.
When you work with us, you'll have access to unparalleled industry data, product selection and, of course, our greatest asset—our people. Not only are they experts on our leading selection of world-class wines, they're here to provide you with dedicated, local customer service. Because at the end of the day, our mutual success will come just as much from how much we enjoy working together as it will from all of the market advantages we can provide.
In seeking to fulfill the Southern Glazer’s vision of being the world’s preeminent selling, logistics and data insights company, our Fine Wines leadership team keeps a tight focus on both customers and suppliers.
Executive Vice President, General Manager Wine Division
Steve Slater serves alongside Mel Dick, Senior Vice President and President, Wine Division, working on wine supplier relations, innovation, promotions and portfolio management. Mr. Slater previously served as Vice President, General Manager of the Company’s Southern California division, based in Cerritos. Mr. Slater joined Southern in 1988. A former foreign correspondent for Voice of America in Brazil, he began his career in the wine and spirits industry working as the general manager of a fine wine shop in San Diego. Mr. Slater came up through the ranks at Southern, where he started out as a broad-market sales person. In addition to his professional accomplishments, Mr. Slater pursues a wide variety of personal interests. He is a member of the Dream Foundation, Waterkeeper Foundation, Chaine des Rotisseurs and Les Amis d’Escoffier. He owns a vintage Jaguar XK 150. He collects and plays acoustic and vintage electric guitars. Mr. Slater is also a Certified Specialist of Wine, former licensed falconer and fluent in Portuguese.