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Aveníu Brands Names Andrew Mansinne as President

Date: 06/11/10

Aveníu Brands, a fine wine and spirits importer wholly owned by Spain’s Codorníu Group, today announced the appointment of Andrew Mansinne to the position of President, effective June 1, 2010. In his role, Mansinne will oversee the Aveníu Brands portfolio of wines and spirits, its sales and marketing organization as well as its operations, finance and administrative functions.

“Andrew’s blue chip experience in every function of the business makes him the ideal choice” stated Mike Kenton, CEO, Codorníu USA. “We have great confidence that under Andrew’s leadership the Aveníu Brands organization will continue to flourish.”

Mansinne has been involved in the wine and spirits industry for 25 years. Prior to joining Aveníu Brands, Mansinne was Vice President, Marketing at Foster’s Wine Estates, where he led a team of nearly 100 brand and consumer direct professionals, overseeing strategic and commercial activities and brand business processes for 44 brands.

Before joining Foster’s, Mansinne spent twelve years at the Brown Forman Corporation, rapidly advancing through its divisions to become Senior Vice President, Managing Director after managing every wine business in the company’s portfolio.

Mansinne holds an M.B.A. from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and a B.A. with Distinction from the University of Virginia. Raised primarily in the Washington, D.C. area Mansinne currently resides in Dublin, Ohio with his wife and two daughters.

For a complete list of products represented by Aveníu Brands please visit For further information, including interview requests please contact Donna White, Gregory White PR, at 203-683-6767 or e-mail

About Aveníu Brands
Aveníu Brands, a fine wine and spirits importer, is a wholly owned division of Spain’s Codorníu Group representing close to thirty wineries from eight different countries. Aveníu Brands acts as the exclusive agent for a diverse portfolio of global wine and spirits from esteemed wine regions such as Italy, Chile, South Africa and France that are committed to the company’s strategic growth as a top tier marketer. The Aveníu Brands portfolio also includes Codorníu-owned wineries and vineyards in Napa and Sonoma Valley, Argentina and Spain. Aveníu Brands is headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland and employs more than 50 people nationwide.

Job Function: President/Owner/GM

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