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San Diego, CA, (February 8, 2018) – A+ Wine Designs was recently honored as double awardee at the 2017 Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) annual awards celebration. The PPAI Awards Presentation & Reception was held on January 16, 2017 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, in conjunction with The PPAI Expo in Las Vegas. A+ Wine Designs took home two coveted Pyramid Awards.
The first award was a Gold Pyramid Award in Customized Retail- Branded Product/ Packaging. This category recognizes PPAI members for their creative decoration of a retail product not traditionally designed to be decorated. Our winning design was used as a closing gift for an apartment complex. The name of the beer decorated coincided with the name of the residential complex, thus creating the perfect opportunity for this category.
The second award was a Gold Pyramid Award for Etching/ Engraving/ Laser. Winning gold in this category is a true honor as we are being formally recognized for what we do best. Our winning etched wine bottle design mimicked the traditional consumer paper label seen on store shelves. Our skilled artisans used a unique sand carving and hand painting technique to achieve this look.
“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 dedication to solution-based selling combined with creative inspiration and the ability deliver promotional strategies that resonate with customers and deliver results.”
“Receiving this recognition, for a company of our modest size, is such a huge achievement,” says Jim Ristuccia, chief operating officer, A+ Wine Designs. “It’s a real testament to the dedication of our employees and the attention to detail that they put into every order on a daily basis. We are very pleased and proud to have this recognition.”
The PPAI Pyramid Award was first introduced in 1958 where PPAI recognizes promotional product businesses and helps shine the spotlight on the collaborative business model unique to our industry. In 2018, the Pyramid Awards celebrates its 60th anniversary. These winners were selected by a panel of industry professionals and independent, outside marketing and advertising professionals.
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: www.apluswinedesigns.com or call us at 800.201.9463