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San Diego, CA (January 30, 2019) – Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) celebrated the 61th Anniversary of its Pyramid Award Competition awarding 65 Gold, 79 Silver, 11 Supplier Star and 8 Supplier Award of Merit winners at the PPAI Pyramid Award Celebration held January 15, 2019 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in conjunction with The PPAI Expo in Las Vegas, January 13-17.

Since 1958, the PPAI Pyramid Awards have recognized and honored promotional products businesses and helped shine the spotlight on the collaborative business model unique to the industry. A+ Wine Designs was presented three gold and one silver Pyramid Awards in supplier decorating for the 2019 Pyramid Award Competition. Two gold awards for our creative and design with Customized Non-Catalog Products, another gold award for our Etching/ Engraving technique and a silver award for our “out of the box” thinking with a Customized Retail- Branded Product. Winning these awards is a true honor as we are being formally recognized for what we do best.

“This year’s Pyramid Award winners represent the most creative, strategic and technologically advanced campaigns and I am thrilled to congratulate A+ Wine Designs winner of PPAI’s prestigious Pyramid Award,” said Paul Bellantone, CAE, president and CEO at PPAI.” A+ Wine Designs is an exemplary example of innovation and excellence in our industry. We hope their accomplishments will inspire strategic thinking and creativity to engage audiences everywhere.”


“We are honored and humbled to be recognized with FOUR awards this year!” says Jim Ristuccia, chief operating officer, A+ Wine Designs. “It’s a great testament to the commitment of our entire team and the great partnerships with have with our distributors.”

These winners were selected by a panel of industry professionals and independent, outside marketing and advertising professionals.

Jim Ristuccia, Kirsten Elliott, Michael McCarron

About A+ Wine Designs.

A+ Wine Designs, founded in 1992 and located in San Diego, specializes in creating amazing wine gifts. The company creates custom deep-etched and custom-labeled wine, liquor, and olive oil bottles. We are proud to have just been awarded two 2018 PPAI Pyramid Awards and well as being included on the Counselor Magazine’s Best Places to Work list for 2017.  We have been ESP’s and SAGE’s top-rated wine company for over 20 years in a row. We offer award-winning customer service, quality, and design; in addition, we offer top name brand options, individual personalization, fulfillment services, nationwide delivery, and free virtual samples. Please visit our website: or call us at 800.201.9463