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BW Wine Group of Los Angeles Appoints Cameron Russel as Vice President of Marketing


Date: 01/16/13

BW Wine Group of Los Angeles has announced the appointment of Cameron Russell as the vice president of global sales and marketing. Russell will oversee international marketing and sales for BW Wine Group, developing and growing its product portfolio of boutique wine, spirits, and beer. He will also be responsible for establishing and expanding relationships with restaurateurs, retailers, and hotel groups in emerging overseas markets, including Southeast Asia, South America, and India.

“We are thrilled to welcome Cameron to BW Wine Group, and we are confident that his experience and industry contacts will translate into building relationships with suppliers and vendors both domestically and internationally,” says BW Wine Group Founder Rick Margaritov. “His key role will support the growth of our business as we diversify our offerings and move into new markets in the coming years.”

Russell brings more than 19 years of resort and restaurant experience to his role, having managed and developed some of the country’s top wine and beverage programs as wine director and sommelier, including Morton’s, MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Michael Mina’s Nobhill Tavern, Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak, The London Hotel West Hollywood, Gordon Ramsay, and the Terranea Resort. Under Russell’s leadership, all of these establishments have been awarded Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence or Best of Award of Excellence.

Russell holds several certifications, including Certified Sommelier Court of Master Sommeliers, Advanced Certificate with Merit Wines & Spirits Education Trust, and Beverage Alcohol Resource Advanced Certificate in Mixology. He holds a bachelors of science degree in hospitality management from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

About BW Wine Group

Founded in 2011, BW Wine Group is a full-service import-export, distribution, and consulting company that supports beverage and hospitality clients worldwide. Its expertise lies in identifying and collaborating with up-and-coming artisanal brands throughout the world,giving new consumers access to small producers of exceptional quality. It also represents many of the world’s finest wines sourced from established locations and private collections. With a deep background in global hospitality, BW Wine Group has leveraged existing long-term relationships to create direct distribution channels to beverage directors and sommeliers around the world. Through its consulting division, BW Wine Group collaborates with restaurants, wine bars, and hospitality groups to build profitable ventures from the ground up and redevelop existing businesses into fresh, competitive operations. Tolearn more, please contact BW Wine Group? at 323-589-8113, or by email at info@bwwinegroup.com.

Job Function: Marketing

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